Final Gifts

Final Gifts

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Author : Maggie Callanan
  • ISBN-10 : 9781451677294
  • Release : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Self-Help
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  • Price : FREE
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In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share. Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end.

Final Gifts

Final Gifts

  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • Author : Maggie Callanan
  • ISBN-10 : 9780553378764
  • Release : 1997
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Download/Read : 239
  • Price : FREE
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Offers families, friends, and caregivers of terminally ill patients advice on understanding their needs

Final Gifts

Final Gifts

  • Publisher : Hodder Faith
  • Author : Maggie Callanan
  • ISBN-10 : 034057481X
  • Release : 1992
  • Genre: Death
  • Download/Read : 218
  • Price : FREE
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"For everyone who has been or ever will be close to someone who is dying, this book is aimed at helping them to understand not only what the experience of death is like, but also how to interpret the symbolic messages by which the dying attempt to communicate their needs to us. In many cases, the dying need to pass on some vital message before they feel able to "let go". Often, communication can break down entirely, with neither side feeling able to reach the other or to express feelings honestly. The authors draw on their many years of hospice nursing to show that by keeping an open mind and by listening carefully to dying people, friends and relations can begin to understand not only what they need to tell them, but also what the experience is like." --Publisher.

Final Gifts

Final Gifts

  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Author : Carol Mithers
  • ISBN-10 : 9781940838793
  • Release : 2014-09-12
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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  • Price : FREE
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Caring for aging parents may be today’s defining midlife experience—and Carol Mithers went through it in multiples. Four aging relatives needed her at once, while she was working and raising her own family, sweeping her into a place she calls elderworld. The experience changed her forever. This memoir, funny, sad, brutally honest, and ultimately life-affirming, is a must for every member of the “sandwich generation.”

Final Journeys

Final Journeys

  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Author : Maggie Callanan
  • ISBN-10 : 9780553904239
  • Release : 2008-03-25
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Download/Read : 352
  • Price : FREE
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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.

The Courage to Grieve

The Courage to Grieve

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Author : Judy Tatelbaum
  • ISBN-10 : 9780061873119
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Download/Read : 192
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This unusual self-help book about surviving grief offers the reader comfort and inspiration. Each of us will face some loss, sorrow and disappointment in our lives, and The Courage to Grieve provides the specific help we need to enable us to face our grief fully and to recover and grow from the experience. Although the book emphasizes the response to the death of a loved one, The Courage to Grieve can help with every kind of loss and grief. Judy Tatelbaum gives us a fresh look at understanding grief, showing us that grief is a natural, inevitable human experience, including all the unexpected, intense and uncomfortable emotions like sorrow, guilt, loneliness, resentment, confusion, or even the temporary loss of the will to live. The emphasis is to clarify and offer help, and the tone is spiritual, optimistic, creative and easy to understand. Judy Tatelbaum provides excellent advice on how to help oneself and others get through the immediate experience of death and the grief that follows, as well as how to understand the special grief of children. Particularly useful are the techniques for completing or "finishing" grief--counteracting the popular misconception that grief never ends. The Courage to Grieve shows us how to live life with the ultimate courage: not fearing death. This book is about so much more than death and grieving it is about life and joy and growth.

Dignity Therapy

Dignity Therapy

  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Author : Harvey Max Chochinov
  • ISBN-10 : 9780195176216
  • Release : 2012-01-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Download/Read : 199
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Maintaining dignity for patients approaching death is a core principle of palliative care. Dignity therapy, a psychological intervention developed by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov and his internationally lauded research group, has been designed specifically to address many of the psychological, existential, and spiritual challenges that patients and their families face as they grapple with the reality of life drawing to a close. In the first book to lay out the blueprint for this unique and meaningful intervention, Chochinov addresses one of the most important dimensions of being human. Being alive means being vulnerable and mortal; he argues that dignity therapy offers a way to preserve meaning and hope for patients approaching death. With history and foundations of dignity in care, and step by step guidance for readers interested in implementing the program, this volume illuminates how dignity therapy can change end-of-life experience for those about to die - and for those who will grieve their passing.

Jane Brody s Guide to the Great Beyond

Jane Brody s Guide to the Great Beyond

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Author : Jane Brody
  • ISBN-10 : 1588367746
  • Release : 2009-02-17
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
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From the beloved New York Times columnist, trusted authority on health, and bestselling author comes this complete guide to everything you need to know–emotionally, spiritually, and practically–to prepare for the end of life. An invaluable road map to putting your affairs in order–or helping your loved ones do the same–this comprehensive book will answer every question you might have about what does and does not help smooth the transition between life and the Great Beyond. Wise, practical, and characteristically straightforward throughout, Brody advises on • the intricacies of a well-thought-out (and fully spelled-out) living will that health care practitioners readily understand–and how to designate a health care proxy. • planning a funeral or memorial to ensure your wishes are followed, including tips on how to reduce expenses. • discussing prognoses and treatment options with doctors. • your options for controlling pain, shortness of breath, bed sores, and other physical symptoms–plus the facts on feeding tubes. • receiving the support you need through hospice care–and suggestions for loved ones and friends who want to help. • lightening and enlightening your trials by incorporating spirituality into your life. • understanding what happens, physically and mentally, when death is imminent, and recognizing when hand-holding and reassurance, not food or drink or an oxygen mask or CPR, is the proper course of action. • easing your way through the journey of grief by admitting the reality of the loss, showing your emotions, and allowing yourself the time you feel you need. No matter your age or current health, preparing for the inevitable when you are still fully in control of your faculties ensures that you’ll be in a far better position to enjoy the time you have left. As Brody notes, “From the start, consider the finish.” From the Hardcover edition.

Final Conversations

Final Conversations

  • Publisher : Vanderwyk & Burnham
  • Author : Maureen P. Keeley
  • ISBN-10 : PSU:000060920706
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Download/Read : 234
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When asked, most people want an opportunity to talk with a loved one at least one more time before it's too late. Authors Keeley and Yingling have brought trained ears to the stories of the "experienced living," people who have engaged in final conversations with loved ones-and who have been so glad they did.

Audun and the Polar Bear

Audun and the Polar Bear

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Author : William I. Miller
  • ISBN-10 : 9789047443445
  • Release : 2008-07-25
  • Genre: History
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Audun’s Story tells of an Icelandic farmhand who buys a polar bear in Greenland and gives it to the Danish king. It is a subtle tale of complex social action worthy of the fine anthropological writing on gift-exchange; its treatment of face-to-face interaction a match for Erving Goffman.