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The Needs Of The Dying

Author : David Kessler
ISBN : 9780061137594
Genre : Self-Help
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In gentle, compassionate language, The Needs of the Dying helps us through the last chapter of our lives. Author David Kessler has identified key areas of concern: the need to be treated as a living human being, the need for hope, the need to express emotions, the need to participate in care, the need for honesty, the need for spirituality, and the need to be free of physical pain. Examining the physical and emotional experiences of life-challenging illnesses, Kessler provides a vocabulary for family members and for the dying that allows them to communicate with doctors, with hospital staff, and with one another, and—at a time when the right words are exceedingly difficult to find—he helps readers find a way to say good-bye. Using comforting and touching stories, he provides information to help us meet the needs of a loved one at this important time in our lives.

Through The Dark Forest

Author : Carolyn Conger
ISBN : 9780698146822
Genre : Self-Help
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It's never too late to transform your life. A practical and deeply healing guide to becoming whole and finding peace during the most difficult time of life When we are confronted with the end of life, we must tackle medical decisions, attend to family and legal matters, and grapple with overwhelming questions such as: How do I manage each day knowing that death is near? What has life up until now meant? What should I do with the time that remains? Carolyn Conger, PhD, has spent thirty years working with people who are imminently facing death. Drawing on her research and experience, Conger shows how we can use active imagination, self-hypnosis, energy medicine, and dreamwork to begin the soul work that can both prepare us for death and enrich our lives. Profound and paradigm-shifting, Through the Dark Forest can help us all transform our lives no matter how long we have to live.

Death Dying Life Living

Author : Charles A. Corr
ISBN : 9781337563895
Genre : Psychology
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Practical and inspiring, DEATH & DYING, LIFE & LIVING, 8th Edition helps students learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. They also discuss a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication encourage productive living in the face of death. You can use this book as a primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in death, dying, and bereavement; as a supplementary text in related courses; or as a general resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dying To Live

Author : Joanne Harvey
ISBN : 9781452047515
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A collection of empowering stories about real people living with a terminal illness; stories that help embrace life and release fear.

Happier Endings

Author : Erica Brown
ISBN : 9781451649239
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The author of the National Jewish Book Award finalist, Inspired Jewish Leadership, presents an affirming meditation on living fully and preparing for death that guides readers on an emotional journey that draws on the wisdom of myriad spiritual traditions, covering a range of practical issues while sharing compassionate, illustrative stories.

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.

Living With Death And Dying

Author : Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
ISBN : 1439125287
Genre : Psychology
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In this compassionate and moving guide to communicating with the terminally ill, Dr. Elisabeth Küebler-Ross, the world's foremost expert on death and dying, shares her tools for understanding how the dying convey their innermost knowledge and needs. Expanding on the workshops that have made her famous and loved around the world, she shows us the importance of meaningful dialogue in helping patients to die with peace and dignity.

A Commentary On The Holy Scriptures

Author : Johann Peter Lange
ISBN : HARVARD:HWRSLC
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Dictionary Of Illustrations Adapted To Christian Teaching Embracing Mythology Analogies Legends And Religious Anecdotes Etc

Author : Elon Foster
ISBN : UIUC:30112114853481
Genre : Anecdotes
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Heaven And Angels

Author : Msn Susan L. Schoenbeck
ISBN : 1506186130
Genre : Angels
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This book is written for everyday people who want to learn more about love, forgiveness, and hope. Healthcare professionals such as nurses, social workers, chaplains, nursing assistants, medics, police personnel, firefighters and doctors who want to expand their awareness of the values, beliefs and experiences of folks for whom they care will find the stories within this book a guide for better understanding the perspectives of those they serve. Few things are more feared than death. Experiences with death haunt some people. Thoughts of death torture others. Nothing is more painful than the sense of loss we feel when someone we love dies. Death is a big part of life.Although death has been around just about as long as life has, we talk more openly about the joy of birthing than about the sacred process of dying. But, the rise of "death cafes" and interest in "natural burial rites" tell us that people do want a picture of what dying is like. And, individuals aspire to prepare themselves. So, to meet this demand for knowledge, Heaven and Angels presents the penultimate of all life experiences - the far edge of death - Heaven. Many of the stories revealed in this book were derived from my clinical work as a bedside intensive care (ICU) nurse, clinical nurse specialist for death and spiritual care, teacher, and Director of Nursing. People who survived accidents and cardiopulmonary resuscitation and had near-death experiences (NDEs) shared with me their visions of the other side. Accounts also come from those who have witnessed the life-death juncture up close. Some people do not believe in Heaven. Some people think nothing exists after death. Death is the final chapter; the book is finished. Others believe that death, when one is elderly, is part of a natural ending to life, and that, at least some parts of healthcare today, interfere in that process. Many believe that even though people die, they may return to visit in a spiritual form. Those individuals who can obtain all their material needs and wants are now turning their attention to spiritual questions about existence. They ask what lies ahead at the end of this earthly journey. This book has the answers for them. All major religions talk about an afterlife. So do those who have been close to death. People who have been clinically dead and resuscitated often declare, "I know. I met God. I talked to Jesus." And, dying people often exclaim to spirits who reach out and talk to them from an existence hidden to us, "I am coming soon to join you. I see the angels waiting for me."As a child stricken with polio, I left my body when I was in pain and floated above it in a spirit form. I watched and heard what was going on around my body. I learned early on that there is another realm of existence. Supernatural encounters taught me at a very young age that angels and Jesus do come to those in need.When I became a nurse and spent time at the side of people during death, I often heard references to a light that guided people on their way to Heaven. The dying talked about seeing a light. Many who survived cardiopulmonary resuscitation, (CPR), described a light-being that bathed them in unconditional love. Comforting passages from the Bible are incorporated into this text. Readers may want to share these scriptures with dying loved ones. A common thread in people's stories about Heaven and angels is the presence of very special people on earth. Everyday people can be a light on earth for others. And that is the point, after all...that we follow in the footsteps of Jesus to be an inspiring, forgiving person of unconditional love and acceptance. As you read the stories of people who have seen angels and Heaven, I invite you to awaken yourself to the love, forgiveness and hope that these accounts bring. Michelangelo cautioned us to not dread death as it comes from the same maker as life. We need not fear death for, by all these accounts, it leads to Heaven.

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