Talking About Dying

Autore: Philip Giddings
ISBN: 9780995683204
Grandezza: 26,47 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6755

The four authors of Talking About Dying bring a depth of wisdom from their broad personal, pastoral and medical experience to shed light upon this hugely important subject. The book offers practical and spiritual guidance to those facing the death of a loved one, or their own terminal illness. It will help people to address the many difficult issues that arise in a wide range of situations which are discussed with understanding and compassion.

Talking About Dying And Death On New Discursive Constructions Of A Formerly Postulated Taboo

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In this article, we pursue a critical and multimodal discourse analysis of texts in the context of the innovative German discourse project '30 young people talk to dying people and their relatives' – an initiative by two German universities encouraging young people to develop an explicit attitude towards death. We take a detailed look at the various text forms (short films about discussions between the young people and dying patients, online postings about their experiences, etc.) by asking how the concepts of 'dying' and 'death' are new and differently constructed in these various textual artefacts. A formal as well as critical analysis of the semantic content produced by the participants will examine how this content is produced and how new types of sociocultural practices become visible in these texts.

The D Word Talking About Dying

Autore: Sue Brayne
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441109188
Grandezza: 60,69 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8622

The D-Word is a practical guide to support relatives, friends and carers who are coping with the distress and anxiety of someone nearing the end of life, or who has suddenly died. Today, life-extending treatments have over-ridden care for the soul. Death is regarded as a medical failure, and usually hidden away in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes and mortuaries. We have lost the ability to talk openly about the end of life. It's frightening to know how to talk to a relative or friend who is dying, or to someone who has been suddenly bereaved but unless we confront this fear, important things can remain unsaid or incomplete, which often turns into unresolved grief, guilt and anger. Personal stories from people from all walks of life explore the different ways they have come to terms with the dying process or the sudden death of their spouse, partner, parent, friend or child, how they have confronted their fear of talking about it, and ways in which they found support during this very difficult time.

Talking With Children And Young People About Death And Dying

Autore: Mary Turner
Editore: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425608
Grandezza: 44,73 MB
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Vista: 1530

Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying is a popular resource designed to help adults talk to bereaved children and young people. Mary Turner explains the various aspects and stages of bereavement and offers useful insights into the concerns of children experiencing grief or facing an imminent bereavement. She addresses children's common fears and worries, dreams and nightmares, and acknowledges the effect of trauma on the grief process. This second edition includes a new section for adults on understanding the distress of a bereaved child and also a list of useful contacts. It is a fully photocopiable workbook that enables adults to deal with these issues sensitively and explains, for example, how to choose appropriate words to support the child. It will empower and equip adults working with bereaved children to encourage them to communicate their pain and understand the often contradictory emotions aroused by the death of someone close to them.

Talking About Death Won T Kill You

Autore: Dr. Kathy Kortes-Miller
Editore: ECW Press
ISBN: 1773051768
Grandezza: 15,70 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3053

This practical handbook will equip readers with the tools to have meaningful conversations about death and dying Death is a part of life. We used to understand this, and in the past, loved ones generally died at home with family around them. But in just a few generations, death has become a medical event, and we have lost the ability to make this last part of life more personal and meaningful. Today people want to regain control over health-care decisions for themselves and their loved ones. Talking About Death Won’t Kill You is the essential handbook to help Canadians navigate personal and medical decisions for the best quality of life for the end of our lives. Noted palliative-care educator and researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller shows readers how to identify and reframe limiting beliefs about dying with humor and compassion. With robust resource lists, Kortes-Miller addresses advance care plans for ourselves and our loved ones how to have conversations about end-of-life wishes with loved ones how to talk to children about death how to build a compassionate workplace practical strategies to support our colleagues how to talk to health-care practitioners how to manage challenging family dynamics as someone is dying what is involved in medical assistance in dying (MAID) Far from morbid, these conversations are full of meaning and life — and the relief that comes from knowing what your loved ones want, and what you want for yourself.

Death Dying And Bereavement

Autore: Judith M. Stillion, PhD, CT
Editore: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171427
Grandezza: 65,87 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 5679

Delivers the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners in the death and dying movement from its inception to the present. Written by luminaries who have shaped the field, this capstone book distills the collective wisdom of foremost scholars and practitioners who together have nearly a millennium of experience in the death and dying movement. The book bears witness to the evolution of the movement and presents the insights of its pioneers, eyewitnesses, and major contributors past and present. Its chapters address contemporary intellectual, institutional, and practice developments in thanatology: hospice and palliative care; funeral practice; death education; and caring of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized. With a breadth and depth found in no other text on death, dying, and bereavement, the book disseminates the thinking of prominent authors William Worden, David Clark, Tony Walter, Robert Neimeyer, Charles Corr, Phyllis Silverman, Betty Davies, Therese A. Rando, Colin Murray Parkes, Kenneth Doka, Allan Kellehear, Sandra Bertman, Stephen Connor, Linda Goldman, Mary Vachon, and others. Their chapters discuss the most significant facets of early development, review important current work, and assess major challenges and hopes for the future in the areas of their expertise. A substantial chronology of important milestones in the contemporary movement introduces the book, frames the chapters to follow, and provides guidance for further, in-depth reading. The book first focuses on the interdisciplinary intellectual achievements that have formed the foundation of the field of thanatology. The section on institutional innovations encompasses contributions in hospice and palliative care of the dying and their families; funeral service; and death education. The section on practices addresses approaches to counseling and providing support for individuals, families, and communities on issues related to dying, bereavement, suicide, trauma, disaster, and caregiving. An Afterword identifies challenges and looks toward future developments that promise to sustain, further enrich, and strengthen the movement. KEY FEATURES: Distills the wisdom of pioneers in and major contributors to the contemporary death, dying, and bereavement movement Includes living witness accounts of the movement's evolution and important milestones Presents the best contemporary thinking in thanatology Describes contemporary institutional developments in hospice and palliative care, funeral practice, and death education Illuminates best practices in care of the dying, suicidal, bereaved, and traumatized

A Physician S Guide To Coping With Death And Dying

Autore: Jan Swanson
Editore: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773528321
Grandezza: 49,44 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3907

Education about death and dying has been almost ignored in medical schools. Recently, however, it has become increasingly obvious that the preferences of dying patients are being ignored, leaving many patients to die lonely, scared, and in pain. There is a growing realization that physicians can help dying patients achieve a more peaceful death and increased recognition that good end-of-life care is not just the province of specialized hospice physicians or nurses. In A Physician's Guide to Coping with Death and Dying Jan Swanson and Alan Cooper, a physician and a clinical psychologist with many years of experience, offer insights to help medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, and others become more aware of the different stages in the dying process and learn how to communicate more effectively with patients and their families. They also discuss the ways physicians and other caregivers can learn to reduce their own stress levels and avoid the risk of burnout, allowing them to achieve balance in their lives and be more effective professionally. The authors use case examples and thought-provoking exercises to provide a personal learning experience. A Physician's Guide to Coping with Death and Dying includes an extensive bibliography and a unique web resource section with contacts to many organizations working with patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Dying To Talk

Autore: Susan Gallacher
ISBN: 1291641726
Grandezza: 12,94 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3159

Dying To Live

Autore: Joanne Harvey MSW
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452047499
Grandezza: 51,67 MB
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Vista: 5417

Dying to Live Stories that will inspire you to start talking about the end of life without fear. What would it be like? To know you are dying and still live your life to the fullest? Death does not have to stun us with crushing grief, we can prepare for it. The true life stories in Dying To Live are filled with love, challenges, tears and laughter. Dying To Live is a must read for anyone who will stand in the fire with loved ones leaving this world. Death is a part of life. Celebrate the process and learn from the experiences of these incredible people. You will: · Discover ways to experience life and death without fear · Be inspired by love and hope with each remarkable story · Laugh and cry as you see we are all intrinsically the same · Celebrate the possibilities in your own life and death · Learn that you get to make up your own rules "Dying to Live reminds us that the end of the road can be embraced with love, insight, compassion and even joy. A book to be read and remembered.” Judy Reynolds, Author, Once Upon a Vine. Dying to Live is an extraordinary experience, revealing the soul's yearning for love, no matter what the circumstances may be. These stories will expand your heart into realms you never knew existed. Percy McManus, founder, Health Excellence, Inc. Joanne Harvey MSW is a hospice social worker, life coach and meridian practitioner with 25 years of experience guiding patients, individuals and families though the challenges of life, terminal illness and self-realization. "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everthing is a miracle." Albert Einstein

When The Dying Speak

Autore: Ron Wooten-Green
Editore: Loyola Press
ISBN: 9780829416855
Grandezza: 65,18 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3471

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.

Speaking Honestly With Sick And Dying Children And Adolescents

Autore: Dietrich Niethammer
Editore: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421405369
Grandezza: 26,50 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7627

Niethammer's compelling personal experiences combined with the latest research make this a compassionate and invaluable resource for physicians, nurses, social workers, teachers, parents—for all who care for sick and dying children and adolescents.

The Inner Life Of The Dying Person

Autore: Allan Kellehear
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536933
Grandezza: 18,24 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 8330

This unique book recounts the experience of facing one's death solely from the dying person's point of view rather than from the perspective of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated access challenges assumptions about the emotional and spiritual dimensions of dying, showing readers that—along with suffering, loss, anger, sadness, and fear—we can also feel courage, love, hope, reminiscence, transcendence, transformation, and even happiness as we die. A work that is at once psychological, sociological, and philosophical, this book brings together testimonies of those dying from terminal illness, old age, sudden injury or trauma, acts of war, and the consequences of natural disasters and terrorism. It also includes statements from individuals who are on death row, in death camps, or planning suicide. Each form of dying addressed highlights an important set of emotions and narratives that often eclipses stereotypical renderings of dying and reflects the numerous contexts in which this journey can occur outside of hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices. Chapters focus on common emotional themes linked to dying, expanding and challenging them through first-person accounts and analyses of relevant academic and clinical literature in psycho-oncology, palliative care, gerontology, military history, anthropology, sociology, cultural and religious studies, poetry, and fiction. The result is an all-encompassing investigation into an experience that will eventually include us all and is more surprising and profound than anyone can imagine.

Dying Grieving Faith And Family

Autore: George William Bowman
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 0789002620
Grandezza: 75,34 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2131

Dying, Grieving, Faith, and Family: A Pastoral Care Approach enables grief counselors, pastors, hospice specialists, hospital chaplains, mental health practitioners, educators, and seminary students to bring an understanding of faith development, family systems, and gender and ethnic differences into their professional practice as they work with dying and grieving persons. No other book covers all these themes. Not only a great resource for practical guidance, this book is also meant to be provocative, suggestive, and stimulating to professionals and educators charged with working with and teaching about dying and grieving persons. With 50 years of providing pastoral care to dying and grieving persons and 30 years as a pastoral educator, George Bowman understands the nature and concerns of dying and grieving persons. In Dying, Grieving, Faith, and Family he answers the questions you should be asking yourself--including: How does faith development affect relationships of the dying person and family and friends? How does faith development affect grief management by the survivors? How does the family systems approach help the pastor or counselor work with dying persons and their survivors? What gender and ethnic issues are important to remember in helping to minister and serve persons in crises of dying and grieving? The value of Dying, Grieving, Faith, and Family lies in its approach to dying and grieving from the perspectives of faith development, family systems theory, gender, and ethnicity. Bowman's unique work proposes that personal development and faith development influence the way one deals with the crises of dying and grief work.

The Clinical Care Of The Aged Person

Autore: David G. Satin
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198021992
Grandezza: 76,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9886

As the population of aged people increases throughout the world, the need for comprehensive, integrated geriatric care is rapidly becoming a high priority. Developed from an education program in clinical geriatrics offered through the Division on Aging of the Harvard Medical School, this authoritative text provides broad, interdisciplinary coverage of geriatric health care. The book incorporates the theory and skill needed for many disciplines to work together effectively. It integrates the various topics covered by way of section introductions, cross-references within chapters, a case study and case conference, and an introductory chapter of discussions among a panel of aged people. With contributions from a wide range of experts, this book teaches an interdisciplinary perspective on the aged and their health care, and examines the working relationships among the many professionals providing care for the aged.

Seize The Day

Autore: Marie de Hennezel
Editore: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921942428
Grandezza: 38,60 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6475

Marie de Hennezel is a gifted psychologist who works as part of a remarkable team of doctors and nurses in a hospital for the terminally ill. In this eloquent book, she shares her unique perspective on what life and death really mean — and explores how talking about death, and facing up to it, can actually help us to lead more abundant lives. The men and women who come to the palliative-care unit do not always know that they are dying. It is de Hennezel’s aim to bring them and their loved ones to this knowledge, and then to encourage them to live each day as fully and serenely as possible. Through her insight and humanity, and the unforgettable people she helps, we learn how precious the final days of a person’s life can be and how deeply moving it is to share these moments with someone else. In an age where people hesitate to talk about dying, Seize the Day lends us the strength to confront the mysteries of death, gives us hope, and celebrates the courage of the human spirit.

Death Talk

Autore: Glenda Fredman
Editore: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855751747
Grandezza: 50,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6078

This book tackles head on the often tabooed subject of death. It distils sophisticated clinical work into simple language, and describes simple techniques for talking to children about dying. The author makes sophisticated material accessible to a much wider range of practitioners than trained therapists.

A Good Death On The Value Of Death And Dying

Autore: Sandman, Lars
Editore: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335227740
Grandezza: 27,64 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9081

·Is there such a thing as a good death? ·Should we be able to choose how we wish to die? ·What are the ethical considerations that surround a good death? The notion of a 'good death' plays an important role in modern palliative care and remains a topic for lively debate. Using philosophical methods and theories, this book provides a critical analysis of Western notions surrounding the dying process in the palliative care context. Sandman highlights how our changing ideas about the value of life inevitably shape the concept of a good death. He explores the varying perspectives on the good death that come from friends, family, physicians, spiritual carers and others close to the dying person. Setting out a number of arguments for and against existing thinking about a good death, this book links to the practice of palliative care in several key areas including: ·An exploration of the universal features of dying ·The process of facing death ·Preparation for death ·The environment of dying and death The author concludes that it is difficult to find convincing reasons for any one way to die a good death and argues for a pluralist approach. A Good Death is essential reading for students and professionals with an interest in palliative care and end-of-life issues.

Palliative Care E Book

Autore: Linda L. Emanuel
Editore: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437735975
Grandezza: 56,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4290

Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition of Palliative Care: Core Skills and Clinical Competencies. Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Clearly written in a user-friendly, high-yield format, this resource is your ultimate guidebook to the burgeoning practice of palliative medicine. Improve your pain management and symptom management skills with a better understanding of best practices in palliative care. Quickly review specific treatment protocols for both malignant and non-malignant illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Better understand and manage the common and unique challenges associated with delivering palliative care in various social settings, such as the ICU, hospice, and the home; and to diverse populations, such as children, elders, and vulnerable members of society. Expand your knowledge of palliative care issues with new chapters on Veterans, Special Populations, Prognostication, Delirium, Working with Families, Wound Care, Home Care, and Dealing with Economic Hardship. Find the information you need quickly and easily with a templated, high-yield format.

Meanings Of War And Peace

Autore: Francis A. Beer
Editore: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585441242
Grandezza: 71,23 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1708

When the stakes of public words and actions are global and permanent, and especially when they involve war and peace, can we afford not to seek their meaning? For three decades, Francis Beer has pioneered the effort to discover, describe, and connect pieces of the complex puzzle of war, peace, their interrelationship, and their causes. In this volume, Beer (joined by colleagues as co-authors of some chapters) examines the cognitive, behavioral, and linguistic dimensions of war and peace. Language, he shows, is important because it mediates between thought and action. It expresses beliefs about war and peace and affects the perceptions of potential adversaries about one's own intentions. Using multiple perspectives and methods, he explores the uses of communication in international relations and the development of "meaning" for war and peace. In this unique and innovative post-realist analysis, Beer examines how language transmits and creates meaning through interaction with specific audiences. His case studies include the Somalian intervention, Sarajevo and the Balkan conflict, and the Gulf War. Moving beyond the discrete words of war, the book takes a broader view of how political participants interact in war and peace through continuous streams of communication that reflect and construct worlds of meaning. This stimulating and challenging volume brings together insights and evidence from political science, cognitive psychology, linguistics, history, and rhetorical studies and applies them in a focused way to the problem of war and peace.

Dying For Ideas

Autore: Costica Bradatan
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472525825
Grandezza: 65,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8680

What do Socrates, Hypatia, Giordano Bruno, Thomas More, and Jan Patocka have in common? First, they were all faced one day with the most difficult of choices: stay faithful to your ideas and die or renounce them and stay alive. Second, they all chose to die. Their spectacular deaths have become not only an integral part of their biographies, but are also inseparable from their work. A "death for ideas" is a piece of philosophical work in its own right; Socrates may have never written a line, but his death is one of the greatest philosophical best-sellers of all time. Dying for Ideas explores the limit-situation in which philosophers find themselves when the only means of persuasion they can use is their own dying bodies and the public spectacle of their death. The book tells the story of the philosopher's encounter with death as seen from several angles: the tradition of philosophy as an art of living; the body as the site of self-transcending; death as a classical philosophical topic; taming death and self-fashioning; finally, the philosophers' scapegoating and their live performance of a martyr's death, followed by apotheosis and disappearance into myth. While rooted in the history of philosophy, Dying for Ideas is an exercise in breaking disciplinary boundaries. This is a book about Socrates and Heidegger, but also about Gandhi's "fasting unto death" and self-immolation; about Girard and Passolini, and self-fashioning and the art of the essay.