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Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
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. From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a ...
Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the
Is this really how I want to live my life? Each one of us at some point asks this question. The tragedy is not that life is short but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. In this, her first book on life and living, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross joins with David Kessler to guide us through the practical and spiritual lessons we need to learn so that we can live life to its fullest in every moment. Many years of working with the ...
Last Flight Out: Living, Loving & Leaving
Phyllis A. Langton
Wising Up Press
Above all, Phyllis Langton's memoir, Last Flight Out: Living, Loving & Leaving, is a passionate love story, one that deepens as she and her husband George Thomas live their way into the experience of ALS, its unremitting losses and its surprising gifts, with dignity, keen humor, a fighter pilot's courage and a nurse's unsentimental pragmatism. "I know what's going to be on my death certificate. That's more than you can say," George tells her ...
From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well . Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone. 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. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, ...
Bajo la misma estrella (The Fault in Our Stars) (Spanish Edition)
Emotiva, irónica y afilada. Una novela teñida de humor y de tragedia que habla de nuestra capacidad para soñar incluso en las circunstancias más difíciles. A Hazel y a Gus les gustaría tener vidas más corrientes. Algunos dirían que no han nacido con estrella, que su mundo es injusto. Hazel y Gus son solo adolescentes, pero si algo les ha enseñado el cáncer que ambos padecen es que no hay tiempo para lamentaciones, porque, nos ...
The Linux Programming Interface: A Linux and UNIX System Programming Handbook
No Starch Press
The Linux Programming Interface is the definitive guide to the Linux and UNIX programming interface—the interface employed by nearly every application that runs on a Linux or UNIX system. In this authoritative work, Linux programming expert Michael Kerrisk provides detailed descriptions of the system calls and library functions that you need in order to master the craft of system programming, and accompanies his explanations with clear, ...
Leaving the Life: A true story of love, loss and gratitude
Patrick McKenna Lynch Smith
WARNING: THIS IS NOT FICTION , although you will wish it was. Leaving the Life is a brutally honest account of true love, coping with loss and the struggle for survival. Smith grabs you by the hand and brings you along for a wild ride. Go inside the private lives of an ordinary couple as their world is turned upside down by a shocking diagnosis. This beautifully written love story is tragic but filled with courage, compassion ...
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
Five years after its first publication, with more than 150,000 copies in print, Final Gifts has become a classic. In this moving and compassionate book, 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 ...
Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care for the Dying
Pauline Books & Media
"This understanding can only serve to make us all more tender and compassionate emissaries of love to one another. It deals with only with living people preparing to die, but with dying people preparing to live"......Fr. Michael Mannion.
The Instant Productivity Kit: 21 Simple Ways to Get More Out of Your Job, Yourself and Your Life, Immediately
“After taking your program, my life has really taken a turn for the better.” -Daniel Lynn, Program Manager, Sun Microsystems “Do not apply the concepts of this book unless you are prepared to welcome a boost in your productivity and experience greater mastery over the daily fire-hose blast of work life!” Andy Billings, Vice-President, EA University, Electronic Arts/EA Sports Organization expert Len Merson’s strategy for managing ...
William Austin Pr Inc
Psychologist Jenny Barrett is trust into the dark, predatory world of corporate managed care. Her idealism is crushed by the frightening realities of the new medicine: the total loss of privacy, open trading of medical data, and a computer named MOM who calculates profits from client deaths. An old man fights to comfort his dying wife while a religious zealot obtains person patient data to blackmail millions of women who have had abortions. A ...
Traveling Daisy: A Generational Cancer Story of Disease and Dysfunction
I’m Lisa Marie Wilson and I’m a writer, comedian, and cancer survivor. In my book, “Traveling Daisy: A Generational Cancer Story of Disease and Dysfunction,” I look deep into my life that started in a trailer park, and I ask the question, “Did my dysfunctional life cause my cancer?” I offer tons of tips and advice on how to deal with your own cancer or someone else’s cancer, as I’m the fifth generation of my family to be ...
Sooner or Later: Restoring Sanity to Your End of Life Care
Damiano De Sano Iocovozzi
Transformation Media Books
If you or a family member suffer from a life-threatening illness and have been told there is little chance of a medical cure or remission, "Sooner or Later" is written for you. It offers the reader a safe place to help process the turbulent emotions during the diagnosis phase and remain sane, rational and in control. Pertinent questions to ask specialists, written in a way reader and provider understand, empower patients and their families to ...
Surviving "Terminal" Cancer: Clinical Trials, Drug Cocktails, and Other Treatments Your Oncologist Won't Tell ...
Ben Williams, 2013
An account of dealing with glioblastoma brain cancer, along with the information needed to survive it
Remember Me (Dear Diary Series #2)
A new teen tearjerker in the heartwrenching Dear Diary series for young adults. Leeanne never thought she'd love working at the hospice so much, or that it would be so hard. Her new friend Gabriel isn't like other boys. He is dying. But in his final days, he has one last lesson to teach her.
Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
In this long-awaited book of inspiring and practical teachings, Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax offers the fruits of her many years of work with dying people. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person's care, who are facing their own death, or who are wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Halifax offers lessons from ...
When a mysterious man besieges an office tower in Manhattan, he threatens to execute his hostages and unleash terror if his demands are not met. He informs the authorities he will only communicate with Alexander Blackwell, a former FBI hostage negotiator whose stellar career had ended abruptly a few years before. The FBI tracks Blackwell down on a tiny Caribbean island and he reluctantly agrees to negotiate with the suspect. As the clock ...
Hospice Voices: Lessons for Living at the End of Life
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013
As a part-time hospice volunteer, Eric Lindner provides “companion care” to dying strangers. They’re chatterboxes and recluses, religious and irreligious; battered by cancer, congestive heart failure, Alzheimer’s, old age. Some cling to life amazingly. Most pass as they expected. In telling his story, Lindner reveals the thoughts, fears, and lessons of those living the ends of their lives in the care of others, having exhausted their ...
The Final Act of Living
Barbara Karnes Books, Inc.
The author of Gone From My Sight, My Friend, I Care and A Time to Live, shares her insights and perceptions from years of working with people during the final act of living. Now her lectures and ideas have been put on paper. This book is written in a simple, direct yet gentle style as it explores the signs of approaching death from disease, the normal grieving process, living wills, Durable Power of Attorney and other end of life issues.
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