Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness

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Oxford University Press #ad - Now, most of us will live with chronic conditions, require more care, and our dying will usually take longer, and demand more planning than ever before. But equally important are the personal stories included here of how people have come to terms with serious illness and dying, how they have faced their fears and made their choices.

H. Written by Dr. Modern medical technology has changed not only the way we live but also the way we die. These give us moving firsthand insights into a profoundly important process, one that is often kept hidden in our culture. Joanne lynn and a team of experts, this book provides equal measures of practical information and wise counsel.

Auden, and others, jane kenyon, Handbook for Mortals addresses the needs of both the body and the spirit in our final years. Readers will learn what decisions they will need to face, what to expect with specific diseases, where to look for help, their families, how to ease pain and other symptoms, how the health-care system operates, and how the entire experience affects dying persons, what choices are available to them, and their friends.

Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness #ad - From down-to-earth advice on how to talk to your doctor to inspiring quotes from such writers as Emily Dickinson, W. Until two generations ago, people usually died suddenly, after an accident or serious illness. Such practical information is indispensable. Handbook for mortals is warmly addressed to all those who wish to approach the final years of life with greater awareness of what to expect and greater confidence about how to make the end of their lives a time of growth, comfort, and meaningful reflection.

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Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying

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Simon & Schuster #ad - 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. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.

. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, reveal their feelings, 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.

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Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life

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Random House #ad - From the beloved new york times columnist, trusted authority on health, spiritually, and bestselling author comes this complete guide to everything you need to know–emotionally, and practically–to prepare for the end of life. As brody notes, “From the start, consider the finish. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.

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.

Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond: A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life #ad - 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, not food or drink or an oxygen mask or CPR, and recognizing when hand-holding and reassurance, is the proper course of action.

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When Professionals Weep: Emotional and Countertransference Responses in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement

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Routledge #ad - New material in the second edition includes increased emphasis on the burgeoning fields of hospice and palliative care, organizational countertransference, mindfulness, and compassionate practice. Taylor Francis. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. This edition, like the first, both validates clinicians’ experiences and also helps them process and productively address compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress.

When professionals weep addresses these poignant moments―when the professional's personal experiences with trauma, illness, often stealthily, and loss can subtly, death, surface and affect the helping process. This volume is an invaluable handbook for practitioners in the fields of medicine, psychology, chaplaincy, mental health, social work, the allied health sciences, nursing, and psychiatry.

When Professionals Weep: Emotional and Countertransference Responses in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement #ad - . When professionals weep speaks to the humbling and often transformational moments that clinicians experience in their careers as caregivers and healers―moments when it is often hard to separate the influence of our own emotional responses and worldviews from the patient’s or family’s. It includes thought-provoking cases, dyadic, self-assessments, and exercises that can be used on an individual, or group basis.

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Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Feeding Tubes, Palliative Care, Comfort Measures, and the Patient with a Serious Illness, 6th Ed.

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Quality of Life Publishing Co. #ad - Living with a life-threatening illness presents challenges and difficulties few can imagine, or even think about. Over the years, hard choices for loving People is the book I have recommended most often to families confronting the complexities of medical treatments for loved ones with serious illnesses.

The book is also based on research, offering reliable, relevant medical advice from top medical journals and experts. Research has shown that this treatment offers little if any medical benefit to patients who have more than one or two serious medical problems, who cannot live independently, or those who are in the final stages of a terminal disease.

There is a growing body of research that clearly shows that an artificial feeding tube for an advanced dementia patient like Alzheimer s has no medical benefit and can actually harm the patient. Chaplain dunn also reviews the evidence supporting the fact that dying without artificial hydration is the compassionate, natural, and peaceful way to leave this world.

Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Feeding Tubes, Palliative Care, Comfort Measures, and the Patient with a Serious Illness, 6th Ed. #ad - Millions of families have been helped and comforted by the common sense and practical advice found in these pages. Also covered in hard choices for loving people are medical treatments such as palliative care, hospitalization, antibiotics, dialysis, pacemakers and implanted defibrillators, hospice, respirators breathing machines, and pain control.

Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. But for many people, the treatment offers little if any benefit. As end-of-life care expert ira byock, says on the back cover of the book, MD, This slender book is packed with practical wisdom for people facing life s most difficult decisions.

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Death, Society and Human Experience 11th Edition

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Pearson #ad - Understand what is becoming of faith and doubt about an afterlife Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, literature, religion, philosophy, such as history, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process.

Kastenbaum shows how individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert kastenbaum is a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market. Learning goals upon completing this book, both as an individual and as a member of society see how social forces and events affect the length of our lives, how we grieve, readers should be able to: Understand the relationship with death, and how we die Learn how dying people are perceived and treated in our society and what can be done to provide the best possible care  Master an understanding of continuing developments and challenges to hospice palliative care.

Death, Society and Human Experience 11th Edition #ad - . Providing an understanding of the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www. Mysearchlab.

Com or you can purchase a valuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText at no additional cost.

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Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life

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Bantam #ad - Now the coauthor of the classic bestseller Final Gifts passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts—her patients. 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. She brings welcome clarity to medical and ethical concerns, explaining what to expect at every stage.

Designed to be your companion, resource, final Journeys will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and advocate from diagnosis through the final hours, and create the peaceful end we all hope for. Here is the guide we all need to understanding the special needs of the dying and those who care for them.

Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life #ad - 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. Taylor Francis. Prentice Hall.

Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.

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Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life

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Riverhead Books #ad - It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to loved ones—and how to make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning. Nobody should have to die in pain. Taylor Francis. Nobody should have to die alone. Prentice Hall. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.

Ira byock is also the author of the best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life. From ira byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well. Through the true stories of patients, weeks, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, and even days of life.

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life #ad - Byock has worked, pain, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, medical drama, and conflict. This is ira byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr.

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10th Anniversary Edition: A Book About Living - The Four Things That Matter Most

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Atria Books #ad - These four phrases and the sentiments they convey provide a path to emotional wellbeing, guiding us through interpersonal difficulties to life with integrity and grace. Stephen R. Dr. Using the four things in a wide range of life situations, divorce, personal tragedy, we can experience emotional healing even in the wake of family strife, or in the face of death.

It shows that the things that matter definitely aren’t ‘things, ’ and how to empower your life in the right direction. Dr. This beautiful book, full of wisdom and warmth, teaches us how to protect and preserve our most valuable possessions—the relationships with those we love. Taylor Francis. Too often we assume that the people we love really know that we love them.

10th Anniversary Edition: A Book About Living - The Four Things That Matter Most #ad - Dr. 08. 1017. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. His stories help us to forgive, appreciate, love, and celebrate one another and live life more fully. Byock demonstrates the value of “stating the obvious” and provides practical insights into the benefits of letting go of old grudges and toxic emotions.

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Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them: A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

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Gallery Books #ad - Bodies: what happens to a body after death? what options are available to me after my death, and how do I choose—and make sure my wishes are followed? Grief: “Grief is the story that must be told over and over. Grief is the breath after the last one. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, Advice for Future Corpses offers the resources and reassurance that we all need for planning the ends of our lives, and is essential reading for future corpses everywhere.

Tisdale explores all the heartbreaking, loved ones, beautiful, terrifying, including: a good death: what does it mean to die “a good death”? Can there be more than one kind of good death? What can I do to make my death, from the dying, and when, or the deaths of my loved ones, good? Communication: What to say and not to say, confusing, and even joyful experiences that accompany the work of dying, absurd, doctors, what to ask, and more.

Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them: A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying #ad - Informed by her many years working as a nurse, with more than a decade in palliative care, direct, Tisdale provides a frank, and compassionate meditation on the inevitable. From the sublime the faint sound of mozart as you take your last breath to the ridiculous lessons on how to close the sagging jaw of a corpse, Tisdale leads the reader through the peaks and troughs of death with a calm, wise, and humorous hand.

Prentice Hall. Taylor Francis. Advice for future corpses is more than a how-to manual or a spiritual bible: it is a graceful compilation of honest and intimate anecdotes based on the deaths Tisdale has witnessed in her work and life, as well as stories from cultures, traditions, and literature around the world.

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Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century: Bridging the Macro-Micro Divide

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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Taylor Francis. Author steve burghardt inspires students by tracing the careers of macro-practitioners from grass roots organizers to agency executives. Used book in Good Condition. Prentice Hall. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. Macro practice in social work for the 21st Century, Second Edition offers a modern approach to building effective career skills in macro practice.

Macro Practice in Social Work for the 21st Century: Bridging the Macro-Micro Divide #ad - By focusing on how practitioners can make meaningful, strategic choices regardless of their formal roles and responsibilities, the use of the internet for organization, " understanding where "micro" and "macro" meet in practice, this Second Edition takes a refreshing new approach on the key issues of how to respond to diversity and oppression, the limits of "virtual trust, and co-leadership development.

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