coming home a practical and compassionate guide to caring for a dying loved one

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Coming Home

Author : Deborah Duda
ISBN : 9780984235896
Genre : Medical
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This step-by-step guide has been used to train hospice staff and volunteers for over two decades. Now Duda help you to create an experience that makes your loved one's final weeks as comfortable and meaningful as possible.

What To Do When A Loved One Dies

Author : Eva Shaw
ISBN : 0970575823
Genre : Bereavement
File Size : 33. 55 MB
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As an all-encompassing approach to grief management, assists with every detail, from the daily realities to the long-term adjustments. - Immediate action to take, the death certificate, organ donation, autopsy, transporting the body; Understanding your options for funerals and memorial services, costs, contracts, etc.; Coping with the emotional upheaval from the death of a parent, spouse, child, etc.; Living through suicide, homicide, still birth, death from a terminal illness, etc.; Where to find emotional support and how to work through grief; The practical matters of trusts, wills, probate, and estates, taxes, etc.; When death occurs away from home.

The End Of Life Handbook

Author : David Feldman
ISBN : 1608824985
Genre : Self-Help
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This book address both the emotional and psychological issues associated with death and dying and the practical and medical realities typically dealt with at this time-unusual among titles in this subject area. The authors, a psychologist and medical doctor, are passionate advocates for quality end-of-life care. Author Feldman's background in positive psychology brings an emphasis on hope, inspiration, meaning, and human connection at the end of life to the book. As medical technology progresses and life expectancies edge upward, families are being faced with ever-more-complicated choices as loved ones approach their final hours. This book offers readers much-needed guidance and support for making these often difficult decisions.

Dying Well With Hospice

Author : Paula Wrenn
ISBN : 0692945083
Genre :
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Dying well, comfortably and peacefully, is one of the most important, most desired of personal choices. At the same time it is one of the most misunderstood topics. Dying Well with Hospice shines light on this difficult subject by providing options for making end of life peaceful, dignified, and demystifies the dying processed.

I Don T Know What To Say

Author : Robert Buckman
ISBN : 0725106220
Genre : Death
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An understanding of the dying process and ways of dealing with the emotional experience are explored by a British oncologist. Topics include talking and listening, and the function of grief.

Being With Dying

Author : Joan Halifax
ISBN : 0834821745
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 79. 10 MB
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The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds—as has been demonstrated time and again in Joan Halifax’s decades of work with the dying and their caregivers. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person’s care, facing their own death, or wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Her teachings affirm that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help others who are suffering to do the same.

Understanding Human Behavior A Guide For Health Care Professionals

Author : Alyson Honeycutt
ISBN : 9781305959880
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 80. 63 MB
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Empowering professionals in today's dynamic health care field, UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR, 9e, equips readers with a solid understanding of basic psychological concepts from a health care perspective. Reflecting the latest research and practices, the text offers streamlined coverage that spans a broad range of important mental health topics -- as well as their implications for health care professionals. It includes expanded coverage of cultural bias and cultural competence; developmental disorders; trauma-informed care; drug use in the U.S.; alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine; stress-management techniques; and much more. Looking at issues from both the client's and caregiver's perspectives, this powerful resource explores a wide range of behaviors, emotions, and coping mechanisms you may encounter in a variety of health care situations and settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Soul Service

Author : Robert Cowgill MD
ISBN : 9781452566795
Genre : Medical
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“Whether you are a hospice professional, relative, or volunteer, this book will be of value to you in servicing the patient or your loved one as they approach their transition.” —Raymond Moody, MD, author of Life After Life Soul Service speaks to the medical professional, lay person, dying person and family member about treating the dying from a holistic perspective. It provides a detailed navigation to spiritual and complementary care, as well as examines the phenomenon of metaphysical experiences at death. This book offers ideas on how to honor your loved one’s passing and assists with the process of how to choose the best hospice. Soul Service highlights the voices of medical professionals working from the highest level of service. It serves as a useful resource guide to the myriad organizations that are currently available to assist with the dying process.

Final Journeys

Author : Maggie Callanan
ISBN : 9780553904239
Genre : Self-Help
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For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the coauthor of the classic bestseller Final Gifts passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts—her patients. Here is the guide we all need to understanding the special needs of the dying and those who care for them. In her work with thousands of families, Maggie Callanan has witnessed the tears, the love—and the confusion and conflict—this final passage can evoke. Now, with honesty, compassion, and even humor, she empowers patients and their families to write the last chapter of their lives with less fear, less pain, and more control—so that all involved can focus their energies on creating the best possible ending. From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a spouse, to helping a dying mother prepare her children to carry on without her, Callanan’s poignant stories illustrate new ways to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of this difficult and precious time. She brings welcome clarity to medical and ethical concerns, explaining what to expect at every stage. Each brief chapter also conveys a home truth about making crucial treatment decisions, supporting the patient’s dignity and individuality, and lightening the burden on caregivers. Final Journeys is designed to be your companion, resource, and advocate. From diagnosis through the final hours, it will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and create the peaceful end we all hope for. From the Hardcover edition.

What Dying People Want

Author : Dr. David Kuhl
ISBN : 9780307374974
Genre : Self-Help
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An internationally renowned palliative care physician offers guidance on living with a terminal illness. Based on research funded by the Soros Foundation and extensive interviews with dying people. A profound and practical book about living with a terminal illness over a long period of time. It offers guidance, solace, and helpful strategies for people who are terminally ill, their families and caregivers. Facing death results in more fear and anxiety than any other human experience. Western medicine has accomplished a great deal in addressing physical pain and controlling symptoms for people with a terminal illness, but much slower progress has been made in understanding and alleviating psychological and spiritual distress. In What Dying People Want, Dr. David Kuhl begins to bridge that gap. He does so by addressing end-of-life realities — physical, psychological and spiritual — through his own experiences as a doctor and through the words and experiences of people who know that they are dying. He presents ways of addressing the pain, of finding new life in the process of dying and of understanding the inner reality of living with a terminal illness. He acknowledges the despair and recognizes the desire for hope and meaning. Dr. Kuhl also makes the provocative case that insensitive communication by doctors creates more suffering for patients than either the illness or the knowledge of impending death, and offers both the dying and their caregivers guidance on preventing painful interactions. He provides ways of speaking about difficult topics with physicians, family members, friends and those who have a terminal illness. “This book started with a research question: What is the daily experience of living with a terminal illness? How does that experience affect your sense of self, your relationship with others, and your understanding of the spiritual? Many of those I interviewed asked me to share what they had given me with others who would follow — those with a terminal illness as well as their friends and family members who would care for them and about them. They asked specifically that I write a book for a general audience, and not only for my colleagues in the medical profession. This is the book that grew out of that research.” — Dr. David Kuhl From the Hardcover edition.

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