FINAL GIFTS UNDERSTANDING THE SPECIAL AWARENESS NEEDS AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE DYING

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Final Gifts

Author : Maggie Callanan
ISBN : 9781451677294
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
Category: Self-Help

Final Gifts

Author : Maggie Callanan
ISBN : 9780553378764
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Offers families, friends, and caregivers of terminally ill patients advice on understanding their needs
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Final Gifts

Author : Maggie Callanan
ISBN : 1451667256
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 50.71 MB
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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.
Category: Self-Help

Final Journeys

Author : Maggie Callanan
ISBN : 9780553904239
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
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When The Dying Speak

Author : Ron Wooten-Green
ISBN : 0829416854
Genre : Family & Relationships
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People who are dying often see and hear things that the living do not. In a collection of poignant and hope-filled stories, author Ron Wooten-Green gives us a glimpse of the spiritual reality known only by those nearing death.Relevant Scripture passages, biographical sketches, and thought-provoking questions provide spiritual and historic perspective while encouraging self-reflection.
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Dying

Author : Pat McNees
ISBN : 0446674001
Genre : Family & Relationships
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In this treasury of life-affirming passages, more than 40 celebrated writers, thinkers, and religious figures from various faiths speak eloquently on the nature of dying and provide words of comfort for those left behind.
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Peaceful Passages

Author : Janet Wehr
ISBN : 9780835631921
Genre : Social Science
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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.
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What Dying People Want

Author : Dr. David Kuhl
ISBN : 9780307374974
Genre : Self-Help
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An internationally renowned palliative care physician offers guidance on living with a terminal illness. Based on research funded by the Soros Foundation and extensive interviews with dying people. A profound and practical book about living with a terminal illness over a long period of time. It offers guidance, solace, and helpful strategies for people who are terminally ill, their families and caregivers. Facing death results in more fear and anxiety than any other human experience. Western medicine has accomplished a great deal in addressing physical pain and controlling symptoms for people with a terminal illness, but much slower progress has been made in understanding and alleviating psychological and spiritual distress. In What Dying People Want, Dr. David Kuhl begins to bridge that gap. He does so by addressing end-of-life realities — physical, psychological and spiritual — through his own experiences as a doctor and through the words and experiences of people who know that they are dying. He presents ways of addressing the pain, of finding new life in the process of dying and of understanding the inner reality of living with a terminal illness. He acknowledges the despair and recognizes the desire for hope and meaning. Dr. Kuhl also makes the provocative case that insensitive communication by doctors creates more suffering for patients than either the illness or the knowledge of impending death, and offers both the dying and their caregivers guidance on preventing painful interactions. He provides ways of speaking about difficult topics with physicians, family members, friends and those who have a terminal illness. “This book started with a research question: What is the daily experience of living with a terminal illness? How does that experience affect your sense of self, your relationship with others, and your understanding of the spiritual? Many of those I interviewed asked me to share what they had given me with others who would follow — those with a terminal illness as well as their friends and family members who would care for them and about them. They asked specifically that I write a book for a general audience, and not only for my colleagues in the medical profession. This is the book that grew out of that research.” — Dr. David Kuhl From the Hardcover edition.
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Living At The End Of Life

Author : Karen Whitley Bell
ISBN : 1402787286
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A hospice nurse and terminal patient rights advocate provides information on every aspect of hospice care and the final stages of life.
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Dying With Jesus

Author : Angela M. Hibbard
ISBN : 0814629180
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Dying with Jesus is for people who are dying and for their caregivers, whether family members or pastoral-care professionals. Each page contains a Scripture passage with a brief commentary, a meditation intended to capture the thoughts and feelings of the dying person, and a response from Jesus. The booklet can be used as a single extended meditation or it can be read a page at a time in any sequence that is helpful. Page headings indicate the theme found in the meditation and can guide the user to the appropriate page for a given moment. The meditations, rooted in the experience of dying people, may help to identify and give words to many painful thoughts and feelings. By reading a given meditation together chaplains, family members, or the dying person may be able to initiate a difficult but necessary conversation. It is hoped that Dying with Jesus will reveal some of Jesus? human struggle and will make it accessible to all who are facing the same frightening reality. All who use it are especially encouraged to share the feelings and memories it calls forth. This gift of shared experience will enlighten those who accompany the dying and will create a bridge between the gospel story and those of us who hear it today. Chapters are ?Diagnosis,? ?The Road,? ?Weakness,? ?Family,? ?Caregivers,? ?Isolation,? ?The Blind Ones,? ?Pain,? ?Stripped,? ?Inevitability,? ?Last Breath,? ?Emptiness,? ?Mystery,? ?Hope,? and ?Traditional Prayers.??Hibbard has listened well to the fears, anxieties, and hopes of the dying; her ?Meditation? sections are extraordinary, showing both great sensitivity and honesty. Caregivers and families will hear what the dying themselves may be reluctant to speak.? Paul Marceau Mission Services and Ethics?. . . this book will be attractive to readers beyond the scope of Catholic tradition due to the author?s creative writing style and inclusive theology. The benefit of this book to patients and their families facing life-threatening illnesses lies in the comfort of not being alone with the stages of dying. This book also provides comfort for professionals involved in the lives of dying patients when the surrender of curative intervention stirs helplessness in their hearts.? Peter Wolf, M. Div., M.S.W. Clinical Pediatric Social Worker Hospice of Michigan?The author?s rich, meditative insight into the mind and heart of the terminally ill was like a deep well of consolation for myself as a nurse. This book can be used in any setting and by Christians of all denominations. Caregivers, family members, friends, and the terminally ill will find a treasure of comfort and compassion in this little book of meditations.? Judith Mouch, R.S.M., M.S.N. Assistant Professor of Nursing Director, Parish Nurse Education Program McAuley School of Nursing University of Detroit Mercy ?This book will make a thoughtful gift to those who are hurting due to their own or a loved one?s terminal illness.? Today?s Catholic
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