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The Needs of the Dying

The Needs of the Dying Author David Kessler
ISBN-10 9780061137594
Release 2007-01-09
Pages 256
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In gentle, compassionate language, The Needs of the Dying helps us through the last chapter of our lives. Author David Kessler has identified key areas of concern: the need to be treated as a living human being, the need for hope, the need to express emotions, the need to participate in care, the need for honesty, the need for spirituality, and the need to be free of physical pain. Examining the physical and emotional experiences of life-challenging illnesses, Kessler provides a vocabulary for family members and for the dying that allows them to communicate with doctors, with hospital staff, and with one another, and—at a time when the right words are exceedingly difficult to find—he helps readers find a way to say good-bye. Using comforting and touching stories, he provides information to help us meet the needs of a loved one at this important time in our lives.



Happier Endings

Happier Endings Author Erica Brown
ISBN-10 9781451649239
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 352
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The author of the National Jewish Book Award finalist, Inspired Jewish Leadership, presents an affirming meditation on living fully and preparing for death that guides readers on an emotional journey that draws on the wisdom of myriad spiritual traditions, covering a range of practical issues while sharing compassionate, illustrative stories.



Through the Dark Forest

Through the Dark Forest Author Carolyn Conger
ISBN-10 9780698146822
Release 2013-12-31
Pages 272
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It's never too late to transform your life. A practical and deeply healing guide to becoming whole and finding peace during the most difficult time of life When we are confronted with the end of life, we must tackle medical decisions, attend to family and legal matters, and grapple with overwhelming questions such as: How do I manage each day knowing that death is near? What has life up until now meant? What should I do with the time that remains? Carolyn Conger, PhD, has spent thirty years working with people who are imminently facing death. Drawing on her research and experience, Conger shows how we can use active imagination, self-hypnosis, energy medicine, and dreamwork to begin the soul work that can both prepare us for death and enrich our lives. Profound and paradigm-shifting, Through the Dark Forest can help us all transform our lives no matter how long we have to live.



Soul Service

Soul Service Author Robert Cowgill MD
ISBN-10 9781452566795
Release 2013-02-04
Pages 186
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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.



Hospice Social Work

Hospice Social Work Author Dona Reese
ISBN-10 9780231134354
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 334
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This is the first book to explore the history, characteristics, and challenges of hospice social work, incorporating leading research into an underlying framework for practice and care. A longtime hospice social work practitioner, Dona J. Reese describes the hospice social work role in assessment and intervention with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the community, while honestly confronting the personal and professional difficulties of such life-changing work. She introduces a well-tested model of psychosocial and spiritual variables that predict hospice client outcomes, and she advances a social work assessment tool that documents their occurrence. Operating at the center of national leaders’ coordinated efforts to develop and advance professional organizations and guidelines for end-of-life care, Reese reaches out with support and practice information, helping social workers understand their significance in treating the whole person, contributing to the cultural competence of hospice settings, and claiming a definitive place within the hospice team.



Death Dying Life Living

Death   Dying  Life   Living Author Charles A. Corr
ISBN-10 9781337563895
Release 2018-01-01
Pages 768
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Practical and inspiring, DEATH & DYING, LIFE & LIVING, 8th Edition helps students learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. They also discuss a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication encourage productive living in the face of death. You can use this book as a primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in death, dying, and bereavement; as a supplementary text in related courses; or as a general resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease

Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease Author Barbara L. Gordon
ISBN-10 9780822392910
Release 2010-08-17
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At age 42, Barbara L. Gordon was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer. Two years later, it appeared that the cancer had metastasized. Along with her oncologist and other experts, Gordon has written the book that she wished she had as she faced late-stage breast cancer and the prospect of dying from the disease. Filled with information and advice, and designed to enable informed decisions and improved quality of life, this comprehensive guide gathers in one place authoritative medical information about recurrence and late-stage breast cancer, and it addresses the practical, emotional, spiritual, and interpersonal aspects of dying and death. This indispensable book aids those diagnosed with recurrent or late-stage breast cancer, those wanting to reduce the chance of a recurrence, and those with other types of late-stage cancer. It is also a valuable resource for healthcare professionals, friends, and family members. Topics covered include * Types of recurrence, their symptoms, and ways of minimizing the chance of a recurrence * Diagnostic tests, potential surgeries, and treatments to manage late-stage cancer * Getting the best care, evaluating complementary therapies, and alleviating pain and depression * Cessation of treatment and what one may experience as the disease progresses * End-of-life issues including dealing with financial and legal matters, communicating with loved ones and hospice workers, and planning memorial services Breast Cancer Recurrence and Advanced Disease includes a glossary of medical terms, appendices on nutrition and integrative health centers, and links to current Web sites addressing matters such as clinical trials, patients' rights, and medical expenses.



The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care

The Complete Legal Guide to Senior Care Author Brette McWhorter Sember
ISBN-10 9781572482296
Release 2003
Pages 325
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Navigates the world of health-care services and long-term care facilities for the reader or for the reader's aging parents



Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs

Routledge Handbook on Offenders with Special Needs Author Kimberly D. Dodson
ISBN-10 9781317235439
Release 2018-05-11
Pages 530
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Current estimates indicate that approximately 2.2 million people are incarcerated in federal, state, and local correctional facilities across the United States. There are another 5 million under community correctional supervision. Many of these individuals fall into the classification of special needs or special populations (e.g., women, juveniles, substance abusers, mentally ill, aging, chronically or terminally ill offenders). Medical care and treatment costs represent the largest portion of correctional budgets, and estimates suggest that these costs will continue to rise. In the community, probation and parole officers are responsible for helping special needs offenders find appropriate treatment resources. Therefore, it is important to understand the needs of these special populations and how to effectively care for and address their individual concerns. The Routledge Handbook of Offenders with Special Needs is an in-depth examination of offenders with special needs, such as those who are learning-challenged, developmentally disabled, and mentally ill, as well as substance abusers, sex offenders, women, juveniles, and chronically and terminally ill offenders. Areas that previously have been unexamined (or examined in a limited way) are explored. For example, this text carefully examines the treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender offenders, and racial and gender disparities in health care delivery, as well as pregnancy and parenthood behind bars, homelessness, and the incarceration of veterans and immigrants. In addition, the book presents legal and management issues related to the treatment and rehabilitation of special populations in prisons/jails and the community, including police-citizen interactions, diversion through specialty courts, obstacles and challenges related to reentry and reintegration, and the need for the development and implementation of evidence-based criminal justice policies and practices. This is a key collection for students taking courses in prisons, penology, criminal justice, criminology, and related areas of study, and an essential resource for academics and practitioners working with offenders with special needs.



Dying to Live

Dying to Live Author Joanne Harvey
ISBN-10 9781452047515
Release 2010-08
Pages 156
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A collection of empowering stories about real people living with a terminal illness; stories that help embrace life and release fear.



Nearing Death Awareness

Nearing Death Awareness Author Mary Anne Sanders
ISBN-10 9781843108573
Release 2007
Pages 128
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This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it.



Helping Yourself Help Others

Helping Yourself Help Others Author Rosalynn Carter
ISBN-10 9781610393539
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 288
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"The former First Lady's warmly personal account of caregiving is also a reassuring guidebook offering practical solutions"--



The Truth about Death and Dying

The Truth about Death and Dying Author Karen Meyers
ISBN-10 9781438125817
Release 2009
Pages 239
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Offers clear and concise information and covers the many issues, feelings, and processes that relate to death and dying.



Untangling Alzheimer s

Untangling Alzheimer s Author Tam Cummings
ISBN-10 9780985445034
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 281
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A gerontologist explains dementia and Alzheimer's disease, from diagnosis to death in terms family and professional caregivers can understand. The stages of dementia, the history of Alzheimer's and the physiology of the disease are explained. Communication techniques, working with and tracking combative behaviors for the doctor are discussed, as well as techniques to address caregiver stress. Activities for person's with dementia are offered. The progression of the disease with an emphasis on the A's of Alzheimer's are provided, giving caregivers a clear explanation of falls, loss of speech, movement and memory. Vignettes from case histories are used to illustrate key points in the book. A detailed and compassionate explanation of the end of life is presented for caregivers.



The Miracle of Hospice

The Miracle of Hospice Author Cathy Truehart
ISBN-10 1452550824
Release 2012-09-05
Pages 142
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“Truehart gives us a real inside peak at her work and the devotion and skills of those who work alongside her. But most important, she takes the “scary” out of hospice. She makes it clear that choosing hospice creates the best possible world for the dying and the people who love them...that terminal illness does not necessitate living every day as though it is your last. Rather... hospice can create a world of possibilities for each and every day that is left to us—just like in real life.” —Kay Degenhardt, KDI “When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma over three years ago, it had the face of my mortality on it...I was blessed to come across a copy of Cathy’s manuscript of her life’s work in hospice... [which] made me laugh while I cried, but more importantly, Cathy’s compassion and her patients’ courage gave me hope and inspiration when I needed it most. I recommend that anyone...read this!” —Joan Rose Ellsworth



Without a Manual

Without a Manual Author Sandy Trunzer
ISBN-10 9781460239476
Release 2015-05-13
Pages 344
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In 2009, after being diagnosed with Erdheim-Chester Disease, a rare, life-ending illness, author Sandy Trunzer began a blog, with the simple intention of keeping friends updated on her health. Over time, and with feedback from an ever-increasing number of readers, Without a Manual evolved into a wry and unflinching account of what it's like to see your death looming just ahead...and keep on living anyway. Through battles with insurers who refused to finance medications for an illness so rare there was no real medical protocol, and while suffering ever-diminishing health, increasing pain, and a devastating personal betrayal, Sandy continued to maintain her blog. A deeply insightful account of approaching the end of life with grace, love and humour, it lights a beacon - illuminating the way ahead for the sick and able-bodied alike.



The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer s

The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer s Author Dede Bonner
ISBN-10 9781416560852
Release 2008-11-04
Pages 320
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A good mind knows the right answers...but a great mind knows the right questions. And never are the 10 Best Questions™ more important than after the life-altering diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Drawing on cutting-edge research and advice given by experts from the Alzheimer's Association, Mayo Clinic, and UCLA's Memory Clinic and Center for Aging -- as well as personal stories from caretakers, including television star and activist Linda Dano and nationally syndicated columnist Harriet Cole -- The 10 Best Questions™ for Living with Alzheimer's is a guide you'll take with you to your doctor's office and keep close at hand as your loved one progresses from the initial diagnosis through all the stages of the disease. In addition to the medical questions, you'll also learn what you need to ask your spouse or parent; questions to assess home safety issues, driving skills, and home care; and how to care for your own emotional, legal, and financial health. With a wealth of resources and up-to-the-minute information, The 10 Best Questions™ for Living with Alzheimer's shows you and your family how to move past a scary diagnosis and use the power of questions to become your own best health advocate -- for yourself and for your loved one.