Coming Home

Author: Deborah Duda
Publisher: BookPros, LLC
ISBN: 0984235892
Size: 44.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The End Of Life Handbook

Author: David Feldman
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608824984
Size: 11.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Soul Service

Author: Robert Cowgill MD
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452566798
Size: 34.58 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Lighten Up

Author: Deborah Duda
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781475263787
Size: 49.42 MB
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If you ask yourself "When if the last time I felt joyful?" and the answer is not today, Lighten Up could open a new door in your life. Lighten Up is not a book for sissies. It takes courage to acknowledge the sadness and losses in our lives, let them go, and reclaim our joy. According to author, Deborah Duda, suffering is the least recognized, most widespread, most pernicious addiction of our time. Part memoir, expose, and guide book, Lighten Up shares practical options and exercises for changing the ideas and behaviors that prevent us from living more lightheartedly. The book focuses on re-owning the often deeply hidden energy in us all -joy. Because the greatest gift we can give ourselves, our families, our communities, and our world, is to be a profoundly contented person who feels a kinship with all of life, lightening up is the major challenge of a lifetime. Duda is also author of the award-winning, groundbreaking guide book, Coming Home, a Practical and Compassionate Guide to Caring for a Dying Loved One, first published in 1981, now it its fourth revised and updated edition.

What To Do When A Loved One Dies

Author: Eva Shaw
ISBN: 9780970575821
Size: 50.22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Final Journeys

Author: Maggie Callanan
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 055390423X
Size: 71.21 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

When Someone Dies

Author: Scott Taylor Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476700249
Size: 48.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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A lawyer and venture capitalist provides a complete, practical guide for dealing with the concrete details surrounding the death of a loved one, from funeral and estate planning to navigating the complexities of online identities. Scott Taylor Smith, a venture capitalist and lawyer, had plentiful resources, and yet after his mother died, he made a series of agonizing and costly mistakes in squaring away her affairs. He could find countless books that dealt with caring for the dying and the emotional fallout of death, but very few that dealt with the logistics. In the aftermath of his mother’s death, Smith decided to write the book he wished he’d had. When Someone Dies provides readers with a crucial framework for making good, informed, money-saving decisions in the chaotic thirty days after a loved one dies and beyond. It provides essential, concrete guidance on: • Making funeral and memorial service arrangements • Writing an obituary • Estate planning • Contacting family and friends • Handling your loved one’s online footprint • Navigating probate • Dealing with finances, including trusts and taxation • And much, much more Featuring concise checklists in each chapter, this guide offers answers to practical questions, enabling loved ones to save time and money and focus on healing.

At Home With Dying

Author: Merrill Collett
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570625152
Size: 77.94 MB
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Most people would rather die at home, surrounded by familiar sights and cared for by our loved ones, than in a hospital. But most of us, too, would be overwhelmed, even frightened, at the prospect of having to provide such caregiving. Of the many books available about death and dying, this is the first to explain in detail how caring for a dying loved one can be a life-expanding experience when done mindfully and from the heart. At Home with Dying is a practical guide the physical, emotional, and spiritual skills needed to care for someone who is terminally ill, based on the principles that guide the Zen Hospice Project of the San Francisco Zen Center. Merrill Collett explains step-by-step how to feed, clean, and take care of a dying person—in a way that benefits both patient and caregiver. The instructions, which include ancient wisdom teachings as well as modern practical nursing methods, include: Mindfulness skills Effective pain treatments Appropriate cooking and feeding techniques Household organization and visitor management Preparation for the moment of death Working with grief

Healing The Dying

Author: Melodie Olson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766825727
Size: 44.35 MB
Format: PDF
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Whether you are a healthcare professional who cares for dying patients or a family member caring for a loved one who is approaching death, you will appreciate the information in the second edition of Healing the Dying. This practical, yet compassionate, guide explores ways caretakers can assist the dying person reach a sense of integration of self and life, claim his life as his own, and feel his death matters to someone. The author thoroughly discusses the needs of caretakers who are caring for the terminally ill and explores the relationship between death and society throughout history, how to comfort the dying individual and how to help families deal with the loss of a loved one. The book also includes goals for comfort in dying, pain management, spirituality, and care of the caregiver. Comprehensive in its scope, this book is a thoughtful look at what "to heal the dying" really means. (Key Words: dying, healing, hospice, hospice care, grief counseling, bereavement, spirituality)

Being With Dying

Author: Joan Halifax
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834821743
Size: 62.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.