Life In A Hospice

Author: Ann Richardson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138031453
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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2008 This book is about hospices, seen through the eyes of the people who work in them. Their individual voices, perspectives and stories invite readers into the day-to-day complexities of hospice life. There is growing public and professional attention to end of life care and the way dying patients and their families are treated. How can hospices make the process dignified and peaceful as possible? What sort of people dedicate their careers to helping the dying? What difficulties are they up against in providing this care, and what makes it all worthwhile?This inspirational book provides vivid, real-life accounts of hospice life from managers, doctors, nurses, carers and support staff. The thought-provoking narratives provide vital insights into the type of work undertaken in a hospice setting. They examine the differences between hospice and hospital care, and explore the challenges, personal motivations and the many ways hospices strive to meet the needs of patients and their families with sensitivity and respect. "Life in a Hospice" is enlightening reading for all healthcare professionals in palliative care, including volunteer, administrative and support staff. It is also highly recommended for nurses and others in caring roles considering a move into hospice work. Therapists, counsellors and religious leaders will discover poignant and encouraging insights, and people with a family member approaching the end of life will find the book reassuring and informative.

Faithful Living Faithful Dying

Author: End of Life Task Force of the Standing Commission on National Concerns
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 081922524X
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What do faithful living and faithful dying mean as we near life’s end? With all the technology and choices available to us today, making decisions about the end of life grows ever more difficult. As a result of all the theological and ethical issues that have arisen around the dying process in recent years, the 72nd General Convention of the Episcopal Church created a task force to study and report on these concerns. This is the report of the End-of-Life Task Force. In it, the Task Force responds to the broad range of theological, ethical, pastoral and policy issues that are generated by the need to provide loving and fitting care at the end of life. Intended as a teaching document, Faithful Living, Faithful Dying will be useful as a discussion tool for the church, for individuals facing difficult decisions, for professionals, such as clergy and health care providers, and for those who make public policy.

Reflections In Hospice Palliative Care

Author: Katherine Murray
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780973982831
Size: 19.98 MB
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This writing journal is a great learning and self care tool for anyone providing care for the dying! It contains a rich combination of thought provoking writing stems, questions and commentsas well as plenty of inviting writing space for you to explore your care experiences. By examining from different perspectives you can further your knowledge, understanding and capacity to provide excellent end of life care. Regular journaling practice provides the caregiver with "self-care," an important practice for those working in the sometimes difficult emotional venues of hospice palliative care. Designed to be used alone or as a companion to the "Essentials" manual, the journal can help integrate new care theory with practice.

Sunsets Foreword By D A Carson

Author: Deborah Howard
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433517663
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Because one death touches many lives, it is important for both those who are dying and those who love them to be prepared for the pain and grief that accompany it. Here Deborah Howard shares words of comfort and encouragement for everyone coping with suffering and death. Her compassion, firm faith in Christ, and years of working as a hospice nurse create a uniquely sensitive, experiential, and biblical volume. Above all, she emphasizes that there is a light that cuts through death's dark shadow. That light is Jesus Christ, and He offers hope and comfort to all who are facing life's final journey.

The Shift

Author: Theresa Brown
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616206020
Size: 19.53 MB
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Practicing nurse and "New York Times" columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience a day in the life of a nurse working on a hospital s busy cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, patients' lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Brown gives an unprecedented view into individual struggles as well as larger truths about medicine in this country, hope, healing, and humanity. "

The Final Act Of Living

Author: Barbara Karnes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780962160301
Size: 52.42 MB
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The author of Gone From My Sight, My Friend, I Care and A Time To Live, shares her insights and perceptions from years of working with people during the final act of living.Now her lectures and ideas have been put on paper. This book is written in a simple, yet gentle style as it explores the signs of approaching death from disease, the normal grieving process, living wills, Durable Power of Attorney and other end of life issues.

Reflections On Palliative Care

Author: David Clark
Publisher:
ISBN:
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By drawing on a wide range of sources Clark and Seymour offer a set of reflections on the development of palliative care and its place within a wider social context. This work considers ethical questions and palliative care's history too.

On Living

Author: Kerry Egan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594634815
Size: 68.57 MB
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"A hospice chaplain shares the meaning the dying make of their lives, to help us understand what is ultimately important and to make the most of our own still-being-lived lives"--

From Sun To Sun

Author: Nina Angela McKissock
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631528092
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Twenty-one people of different ages have one thing in common; they’re within six months of their deaths. They’ve endured the battle of the medical system as they sought cures for their illnesses, and are now settling in to die. Some reconcile, some don’t. Some are gracious, some not. As Nina Angela McKissock, a highly experienced hospice nurse, goes from home to home and within the residential hospice, she shares her journey of deep joy, humorous events, precious stories, and heartbreaking love. Free of religiosity, dogma, or fear, From Sun to Sun brings readers into McKissock’s world—and imparts the profound lessons she learns as she guides her beloved patients on their final journey.

Peaceful Passages

Author: Janet Wehr
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835631923
Size: 72.35 MB
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Joy is a word rarely associated with death. Yet joy is ultimately the effect in this collection of stories about Janet Wehr’s experiences in witnessing the death of her patients during her fifteen years as a hospice nurse. Her first-hand account gives illuminating and comforting insight into the spiritual aspect of what occurs in the transition between life and death, highlighting the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection as it manifests in the dying process. It also gives a candid impression of hospices and hospice nurses and the services they can provide. All of Janet’s forty-six personal stories are true, fascinating, heart-felt, and thought-provoking. Through her authentic examples, readers gain understanding, hope, and a sense of peace about what is, after all, an inevitable experience for us all. And with that sense of peace, comes joy. This book is endorsed by the President of Hospice of America and will be used as a training manual by that organization.