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May I Walk You Home

May I Walk You Home Author Joyce Hutchison
ISBN-10 159471214X
Release 2009
Pages 173
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Reissued on its tenth anniversary, May I Walk You Home? remains an invaluable resource for professional caregivers and loved ones assisting those on their final journey home. Accompanied by the experience and empathy of hospice educator Joyce Hutchison and the wisdom and inspiration of best-selling author Joyce Rupp, readers will discover the courage necessary to embrace the struggles and rewards of this final companionship.



May I Walk You Home

May I Walk You Home Author Joyce Hutchison
ISBN-10 0877936706
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 158
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Walking a companion home is an old-fashioned custom, often lost in our modern era. But there was a time when walking someone home was a way of offering protection and guidance. Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp capture the spirit of that personal companionship for those who accompany the dying on their final journey. Whether family members, friends, chaplains, or health care workers, caregivers will find here much inspiration and support for their ministry.



May I Walk You Home

May I Walk You Home Author Melody Rossi
ISBN-10 9780764203558
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 176
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A guide for Christians who desire to share Christ with the dying in a loving, natural way; answers questions about end-of-life issues.



Now That You ve Gone Home

Now That You ve Gone Home Author Joyce Hutchison
ISBN-10 1594712158
Release 2009
Pages 178
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Building on the success of May I Walk You Home? (50,000 copies sold since 1999), this collection of stories picks up where the first book left off, helping readers navigate the bewildering landscape of grief once a loved one has died. Coauthors Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp reflect on their own stories of loss, as well as those of others, and offer meditations to assist readers through some of the more difficult issues that come with the loss of a loved one, including remarriage and feelings of relief or regret.



May I have this dance

May I have this dance Author Joyce Rupp
ISBN-10 0877934819
Release 1992-08-01
Pages 182
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May I have this dance has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from May I have this dance also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full May I have this dance book for free.



On My Way Home

On My Way Home Author Joyce Hutchison
ISBN-10 9781594717307
Release 2017-03-03
Pages 128
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Joyce Hutchison, a pioneer in the hospice movement who twice chronicled her work as an oncology nurse in the popular books May I Walk You Home? and Now That You've Gone Home, reveals her own journey with lung cancer as her death approaches. Hutchison shares not only the heartbreak and pain she experienced in these last years of her life, but also her continued sense of God walking with her during these challenging times. When Joyce Hutchison received the diagnosis of stage-four lung cancer, she couldn’t believe it. “I have worked in oncology, hospice, and palliative care for thirty-five years. It makes no sense for me to have cancer—especially terminal cancer.” As she shared the painful news with her children, endured the hardships of chemotherapy, and coped with weakness and exhaustion, she came to the realization that she wanted to share this journey with others, “to assist those in . . . the most difficult stage of life.” In sixteen brief chapters Hutchison gives an account of the physical, emotional, and mental challenges of each step: when chemo made her dreadfully sick, when her emotions fluctuated wildly in a matter of minutes, how she felt when people told her she looked so good. She shares how her sense of humor helped her cope with the weariness of yet another procedure and the isolation that accompanies cancer. Her account includes not only the story of her illness, but also how she responded when her second husband left their marriage and when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, too. Despite her suffering, Hutchison held fast to faith. Supported by her family and friends, she tells how she experienced God’s love in a new way. A foreword and afterword by Joyce Rupp, Hutchison’s writing partner on her two previous books, provide context for the book and relate the circumstances of Hutchison’s death on May 7, 2016, and the Mass of the Resurrection that followed.



The Best Care Possible

The Best Care Possible Author Ira Byock
ISBN-10 9781583335123
Release 2013
Pages 320
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Dr. Byock, one of the foremost palliative care physicians in the country, argues that the way we die represents a national crisis. Though the vast majority of Americans would prefer to die peacefully, at home, many will spend their last days in a disease treatment system ruled by high-tech procedures and a philosophy to 'fight disease and illness at all costs.' Dr. Byock, puts a human face on the issue by telling richly moving stories - at once heartwrenching and uplifting - of people coping with the most difficult moments in their lives. As the pace of health care reform accelerates, he shows what truly excellent care can look like, and how wise and skilful doctors, nurses, and clinical teams can profoundly shape families' experiences of illness, caregiving, and loss. Told through page-turning life-or-death medical drama, The Best Care Possibleis a compelling and passionate meditation on medicine and ethics. It has the power to lead a new national conversation. 'Dr. Byock's mission is to help everyone . . . find meaning, dignity, and peace in these final months of life.' Prevention magazine'In this strikingly important book, Byock presents an agenda for end-of-life care that should serve as an ideal template on which to build out best hopes for the final days of those we love and of ourselves - and a corrective for our society.' Sherwin B. Nuland, MD, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics; author of How We Die



Into the Light

Into the Light Author John Lerma, M.D.
ISBN-10 9781442958562
Release 2009-01-21
Pages 304
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Despite our advancements in science and medicine, death remains one of civilization's most glorious mysteries. Doctors have written books on near-death experiences, but research and data for pre-death experiences is scarce. Because of this lack of information, Dr. John Lerma has devoted his career to compiling anecdotal and scientific research on pre-death hallucinations from the countless terminally ill patients he lovingly cares for as a doctor and director at the Medical Center of Houston. Here, in this groundbreaking book, Dr. Lerma shares his valuable research and guidance in 16 inspirational stories of children and adults confronting their deaths through the comforting visions of divine beings. By presenting the mysterious visions, synchronicities, and angelic conversations terminally ill patients encounter, Dr. Lerma shows how knowledge of death can ease the pain and fear as we prepare to enter into the light. The poignant stories in Into the Light will leave you feeling uplifted in faith, hope, and love.



A Roadmap for Success

A Roadmap for Success Author Bill Novelli
ISBN-10 163318529X
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 206
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A Roadmap for Success has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Roadmap for Success also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Roadmap for Success book for free.



Learning by Accident

Learning by Accident Author Rosemary Rawlins
ISBN-10 9781629141466
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 304
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A harrowing, visceral, and ultimately empowering journey into one family’s tragedy and a mother’s struggle to start over. After her husband is hit by a car, Rosemary Rawlins is plunged into twelve months of marathon caregiving without the promise of a positive outcome. She works herself to the point of exhaustion to bring her husband—who suffered a traumatic brain injury, necessitating the removal of half his skull—back home and back to himself. Then, as he slowly begins to reclaim his life, Rosemary falls apart. She can’t sleep. Her heart pounds. Her joy and trust in the world dissolve into endless anxiety. She lays awake at night wondering how her marriage will survive. Will she ever be able to relate to Hugh again? What will become of their relationship? Their children? Do they recognize each other as the people they fell in love with and married decades ago? How can she let go of her fears? And what can she learn from them? Learning by Accident is a caregiver’s story of loss, family love, and emotional healing. This compelling personal account demonstrates with heart and humor that what we fear can be more debilitating than any physical injury. And that sometimes starting over is exactly what we need. “A fast-paced, anecdotal blow-by-blow account of lost brain function, of rekindled love, medical genius, laughter and pain, of setbacks and redemptive renewal.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “This book will make you cry, laugh, give thanks, and believe in the power of love.” —Anne H. McDonnell, executive director, Brain Injury Association of America



Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing

Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing Author Nessa Coyle
ISBN-10 9780199332342
Release 2015-02-04
Pages 1248
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This landmark text is the key resource for nurses working in the field of palliative care. Edited by renowned nursing experts, and written by a dynamic team of internationally known authorities in nursing and palliative medicine, the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing covers the gamut of principles of care from the time of initial diagnosis of a terminal disease to the end of a patient's life and beyond. The text is distinctively developed to highlight the nurse's vital role as part of an integrated palliative care team. Various care settings are discussed including the hospital, ICU, home care, and hospice. Chapters focus on the practical aspects of nursing care, including symptom assessment, patient teaching, family support, psychosocial aspects of palliation, and spiritual care. New to the fourth edition are chapters on the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care Guidelines, palliative care of veterans, palliative care in rural settings, disaster situations, palliative care in Eastern Europe, and palliative care in the Philippines.



You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone Author Dena Yohe
ISBN-10 9781601428387
Release 2016-07-19
Pages 224
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You would go to the ends of the earth for your child. So, if your teenager or young adult is in the midst of crisis due to self-injury, mental illness, depression, bullying, or destructive choices, you probably feel broken, powerless, and isolated. Dena Yohe wants you to know you are not alone. You are not a bad parent. And you are going to be okay. Dena has been where you are. In You Are Not Alone, she speaks from experience as she offers healthy ways to maintain your other relationships, suggestions for responding to friends who don’t understand, and ideas for keeping up your emotional and spiritual well-being when your world feels as if it’s crashing down. It is possible to find purpose in your pain, joy beyond your fear, and hope for every tomorrow. Includes prayers, exercises, websites, and other helpful resources. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Willpower Instinct

The Willpower Instinct Author Kelly McGonigal
ISBN-10 9781101553732
Release 2011-12-29
Pages 272
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Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.



How To Say It

How To Say It Author Rosalie Maggio
ISBN-10 9781101215517
Release 2001-09-01
Pages 512
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This practical guide features comprehensive lists of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that allow you to express yourself on any subject in your own voice and style. It teaches what to include and what to leave out when writing. Whether you want to sound formal or casual, traditional or contemporary, businesslike or lighthearted, distant or intimate, you’ll find here the words for every letter writing occasion, including: - Business letters - Personal letters - Get-well cards - Invitations - Resumes - And more! With helpful grammatical appendices and sample letters, say goodbye to your writing etiquette worries!



How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who s Sick

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who s Sick Author Letty Cottin Pogrebin
ISBN-10 9781610392846
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 304
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Everyone knows someone who's sick or suffering. Yet when a friend or relative is under duress many of us feel uncertain about how to cope. Throughout her recent bout with breast cancer, Letty Cottin Pogrebin became fascinated by her friends' and family's diverse reactions to her and her illness: how awkwardly some of them behaved; how some misspoke or misinterpreted her needs; and how wonderful it was when people read her right. She began talking to her fellow patients and dozens of other veterans of serious illness, seeking to discover what sick people wished their friends knew about how best to comfort, help, and even simply talk to them. Now Pogrebin has distilled their collective stories and opinions into this wide-ranging compendium of pragmatic guidance and usable wisdom. Her advice is always infused with sensitivity, warmth, and humor. It is embedded in candid stories from her own and others' journeys, and their sometimes imperfect interactions with well-meaning friends. How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick is an invaluable guidebook for anyone hoping to rise to the challenges of this most important and demanding passage of friendship.



Integrating the Patient and Caregiver Voice into Serious Illness Care

Integrating the Patient and Caregiver Voice into Serious Illness Care Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN-10 9780309460286
Release 2017-11-17
Pages 100
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Millions of peopleâ€"infants, children, adults, and their familiesâ€"are currently coping with serious illness in the United States. Efforts are intensifying to improve overall care quality through the delivery of person-centered and family-oriented services, for patients of all ages and across disease stages, care settings, and specialties. While aging Baby Boomers are increasing the proportion of patients in the Medicare population over time, the sickest and most vulnerable patients needing health system support and other services to meet their complex needs can be found across the age spectrum and in a broad range of care settings, from perinatal care to geriatric care. Recognizing the need to thoughtfully consider and address the challenges and opportunities in efforts to improve care quality and value, the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held the public workshop Integrating the Patient and Caregiver Voice into Serious Illness Care, on December 15, 2016, in Washington, DC. This workshop was the first in a series planned by the roundtable, and was designed specifically to bring together diverse personal perspectives and experiences about priorities and values that are important to patients and families coping with serious illness, and to consider solutions that support integration of these priorities and values in practice. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.



One More Step

One More Step Author Rachel Wojo
ISBN-10 9781601427397
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 224
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Overcoming obstacles—one step at a time. Life often sends hard things our way: illness, financial struggles, broken relationships, and so many kinds of loss. Sometimes we can’t imagine a way forward. How do we keep going when everything is going wrong? Rachel Wojo has learned that hope rises to greet us when we find the strength to take One. More. Step. Like you, Rachel has faced experiences that crushed her dreams of the perfect life: a failing marriage, a daughter’s heartbreaking diagnosis, and more. In this book she transparently shares her pain and empathizes with yours, then points you to the path of God’s Word, where you’ll find hope to carry you forward. One More Step gives you permission to ache freely—and helps you believe that life won’t always be this hard. No matter the circumstances you face, through these pages you’ll learn to… · run to God’s Word when discouragement strikes · replace feelings of despair with the truth of Scripture · persevere through out-of-control circumstances and gain a more intimate relationship with Jesus Rachel identifies the reasons you may tempted to quit and shows you where to find the courage to keep going, one step at a time. You’re not alone. So don’t give up. God won’t let you down. That’s a promise. From the Trade Paperback edition.