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

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Bantam #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, emotional, Callanan’s poignant stories illustrate new ways to meet the physical, 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.

Designed to be your companion, and advocate from diagnosis through the final hours, Final Journeys will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, resource, and create the peaceful end we all hope for. 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.

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

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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. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, faith, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, 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: 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 - This is ira byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Nobody should have to die in pain. 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.

Byock has worked, medical drama, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, and conflict. 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. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life #ad - Dying well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Nobody should have to die alone. Ira byock is also the author of the best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life.

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What Do I Say?: Talking and Praying with Someone Who Is Dying

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Franciscan Media #ad - Talking with those who are dying can be difficult even in the best of circumstances. There is a need for guiding family members of the terminally ill, as well as friends, and even those more experienced in talking with the dying—clergy, hospice workers, caregivers, pastoral ministers, and medical personnel—in understanding the best ways this can be done.

The last chapter includes prayers to say when family and friends visit with their loved one. This is not a comprehensive end-of-life planning or medical guide, but a brief overview of how to communicate with someone who is dying. It touches on areas that should be addressed before someone dies, and other topics, DNR orders, funeral planning, such as a will, and gives suggestions for what to do if someone is non-communicative or unconscious.

What Do I Say?: Talking and Praying with Someone Who Is Dying #ad - . Above all, the book stresses that conveying a sense of loving presence and a willingness to listen are usually what is most needed. It comes from the heart of author margrit anna banta who, in her work as a pastoral minister with the dying and terminally ill, noted the lack of an accessible resource for family and friends caring for a loved one that can help them in their conversations with the dying person.

What do i say? covers both practical matters and spiritual and emotional topics, always mindful of the fact that many people in their final days are not able to talk about or express what they are going through. What do i say? provides that guidance. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.

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The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life's Final Chapter

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Harper Perennial #ad - In gentle, compassionate language, The Needs of the Dying helps us through the last chapter of our lives. HarperCollins Publishers. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. 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, and with one another, with hospital staff, and—at a time when the right words are exceedingly difficult to find—he helps readers find a way to say good-bye.

The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life's Final Chapter #ad - 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. Author david kessler has identified key areas of concern: the need to be treated as a living human being, the need to express emotions, the need for spirituality, the need for honesty, the need for hope, the need to participate in care, and the need to be free of physical pain.

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Final Gifts

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Hodder & Stoughton #ad - Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. HarperCollins Publishers.

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

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Atria Books #ad - Newly updated with stories from people who have turned to this life-altering book in their time of need, this motivational teaching about what really matters reminds us how we can honor each relationship every day. Covey, ” “i forgive you, author of the 7 habits of highly effective peoplefour simple phrases—“Please forgive me, ” “Thank you, ” and “I love you”—carry enormous power to mend and nurture our relationships and inner lives.

His stories help us to forgive, appreciate, love, and celebrate one another and live life more fully. With practical wisdom and spiritual power, The Four Things That Matter Most gives us the language and guidance to honor and experience what really matters most in our lives every day. HarperCollins Publishers.

The Four Things That Matter Most - 10th Anniversary Edition: A Book About Living #ad - Dr. Dr. Ira byock, an international leader in palliative care, explains how we can practice these life-affirming words in our day-to-day lives. It shows that the things that matter definitely aren’t ‘things, ’ and how to empower your life in the right direction. Dr. 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.

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Seven Keys to a Peaceful Passing: A Hospice Nurse's Step-by-Step Guide to Hospice

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Derek J. Flores #ad - If you or a loved one are facing an ‘end of life’ experience, Seven Keys to a Peaceful Passing provides an informative and warm-hearted view on how to make the hospice system function best for patients and families. Flores R. N. An accomplished and experienced hospice nurse in colorado, provides a Step-by-Step guide which will provide you with the practical knowledge you need in addition to sharing emotionally touching patient stories and Derek's own personal experiences as a Hospice Nurse.

Seven Keys to a Peaceful Passing: A Hospice Nurse's Step-by-Step Guide to Hospice #ad - In seven keys to a Peaceful Passing, Derek J. This easy-to-read roadmap guides you through important decisions which will help ensure a “Peaceful Passing”. Atria Books. HarperCollins Publishers. Passing from this life to the next can and should be a peaceful, comfortable, and beautiful journey” - Derek J.

Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. Flores, R. N. Most importantly, nurse derek reveals the keys to navigating today’s healthcare environment to achieve the best ‘Hospice Experience’ for a person approaching death.

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Cultivating the Doula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care

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Contemplative Doula #ad - Atria Books. The doula heart can be readily infused into all work and into any relationship. Loss is difficult. And universal. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. Succinct and straightforward, grief support, ways of Being/Ways of Doing, Aspects of Loss, this "work of heart" covers: Components of Doula Care, and Contemplative Exercises.

Cultivating the Doula Heart: Essentials of Compassionate Care #ad - Readers will feel empowered to move from sympathy to empathy to compassion. HarperCollins Publishers. What do we say? what do we do?part how-to guide, part hopeful manifesto, Cultivating the Doula Heart provides a clear framework for supporting those facing hardship, grief, and loss.

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End of Life Guideline Series: A Compilation of Barbara Karnes Booklets

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BK Books, Inc. #ad - You can find comfort in it's knowledge even if someone you care about has died years before. What are the emotions and feelings that will surface as we grieve the loss of someone we care about and how will those emotions show themselves? The aim of this series is to neutralize some of the fear that an unpredictable future may bring.

The end of life guideline series progresses to gone from My Sight, The Hospice Blue Book, which explains the signs of approaching death that begin months before death from disease and leads a family to the moment of death. It is a short and valuable read. The eleventh hour offers information, ideas and support for a caregiver/family member who are often alone as their loved one is dying, on how to care for a person in the hours to minutes before death and just after.

End of Life Guideline Series: A Compilation of Barbara Karnes Booklets #ad - Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. HarperCollins Publishers. The end of life guideline Series is a compilation of Barbara Karnes' four booklets on end of life. Following a death we often have questions about the disease progression and concerned memories.

The final section of this complication is an exploration of the normal grieving process. No one tell us how to live with a life threatening illness or what to expect when cure is no longer possible and we are dealing with the ending of life. It is written in a simple, direct yet gentle manner.

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Accompanying the Dying: Practical, Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-Of-Life Doulas and Health Care Advocates

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Sacred Life Publishers #ad - Accompanying the Dying describes the human skill and art of companioning someone through dying. Atria Books. Deanna describes the newly emerging role of the "end-of-life doula, emotional, " which is a nonmedical role that provides practical, and spiritual support to the dying and their family. This role is a powerful solution to the looming crisis in health care as our baby boomers and their elders age and die in the oncoming years.

The book is overflowing with wisdom that only someone with years of experience can impart, offers historical context and present-day initiatives and describes how end-of-life doulas and health-care advocates can change the face of dying wherever they choose to serve. Final gifts: understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.

Accompanying the Dying: Practical, Heart-Centered Wisdom for End-Of-Life Doulas and Health Care Advocates #ad - HarperCollins Publishers. There is a wide gap in this knowing of how to accompany the dying, which is why this book is timely and needed at this juncture of the "death positive" movement. The book is meant to empower us as a society to understand how to die well in this modern age. No doubt, bringing us to the next level of awareness in companioning our family, friends and communities with skillful, Accompanying the Dying takes its place among the great works of humanity, loving care.

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