The Dying Process

Author: Julia Lawton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134588674
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Taking as its focus a highly emotive area of study, The Dying Process draws on the experiences of daycare and hospice patients to provide a forceful new analysis of the period of decline prior to death. Placing the bodily realities of dying very firmly centre stage and questioning the ideology central to the modern hospice movement of enabling patients to 'live until they die', Julia Lawton shows how our concept of a 'good death' is open to interpretation. Her study examines the non-negotiable effects of a patient's bodily deterioration on their sense of self and, in so doing, offers a powerful new perspective in embodiment and emotion in death and dying. A detailed and subtle ethnographic study, The Dying Process engages with a range of deeply complex and ethically contentious issues surrounding the care of dying patients in hospices and elsewhere.

A Midwife Through The Dying Process

Author: Timothy E. Quill
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Explores the relationship of doctor and dying patient, including the issue of physician-assisted death, using the stories of nine people and their very different deaths to illustrate the dilemmas faced by patients, families, and doctors. UP.

The Psychodynamics Of The Dying Process

Author: David Newell Eldred
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As her death approaches, one witnesses a distinct qualitative development in her paintings: they become centered, balanced, and poignant. Empirical evidence indicated that she transcended considerable social and worldly barriers that had been the source of confinement during her life. Some evidence also emerges indicating that the human psyche does not consider death solely as annihilation but portrays it also as transcendence, as ascension, and perfected completion. Applying empirical evidence indicating that the unconscious anticipates future events, guides the individual, and generates new knowledge, the rejection of life-after-death phenomena is once again challenged.

If I Should Die The Dying Process

Author: Marty Hogan
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ISBN: 9780978891336
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Death Week

Author: Peter R. Prunkl
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780891167846
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First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Aspects Of The Dying Process Short Stories

Author: Michael Wilding
Editor: St. Lucia, Q. : University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702207624
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Crossing The Creek

Author: Michael Holmes
Editor: Damone-Rose Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0979013305
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Living Through The Dying Process

Author: Beatrice Brewington Smith
Editor: Guardian Books
ISBN: 9781460003176
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They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 KJV) Because the devil comes to steal, to kill and to destroy does not mean that he will. Coming to do something and doing something are two completely different things. Just because he comes to destroy your hopes and dreams does not mean you have to give them up. Just because he comes to make your life miserable does not mean your life has to be miserable. Just because he comes to take your joy does not mean you have to give up your joy. You have the greater One on the inside, and whatever the devil means for bad, God will turn it around and cause it to work for your good! Jesus came to give us life, to give us an abundant life. Why not let God do in your life what He came to do for you, instead of letting the devil do in your life what he came to do against you? "I love the Lord with all my heart, and my one desire is to please Him." -Beatrice B. Smith

The Oxford Handbook Of Ethics At The End Of Life

Author: Robert M. Arnold
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199974411
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This handbook explores the topic of death and dying from the late twentieth to the early twenty-first centuries, with particular emphasis on the United States. In this period, technology has radically changed medical practices and the way we die as structures of power have been reshaped by the rights claims of African Americans, women, gays, students, and, most relevant here, patients. Respecting patients' values has been recognized as the essential moral component of clinical decision-making. Technology's promise has been seen to have a dark side: it prolongs the dying process. For the first time in history, human beings have the ability control the timing of death. With this ability comes a responsibility that is awesome and inescapable. How we understand and manage this responsibility is the theme of this volume. The book comprises six sections. Section I examines how the law has helped shape clinical practice, emphasizing the roles of rights and patient autonomy. Section II focuses on specific clinical issues, including death and dying in children, continuous sedation as a way to relieve suffering at the end of life, and the problem of prognostication in patients who are thought to be dying. Section III considers psychosocial and cultural issues. Section IV discusses death and dying among various vulnerable populations such as the elderly and persons with disabilities. Section V deals with physician-assisted suicide and active euthanasia (lethal injection). Finally, Section VI looks at hospice and palliative care as a way to address the psychosocial and ethical problems of death and dying.

The Dying Process

Author: Dana Plish
Editor: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499259834
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The Dying Process - A Hospice Social Worker's Perspective On End Of Life Care provides a detailed exploration of issues pertaining to patient and family grief reactions, closure support needs, understanding pain, pain management and avenues to create a positive death experience.

Journey S End

Author: Deborah Sigrist
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Speaking For The Dying

Author: Susan P. Shapiro
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022661574X
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Seven in ten Americans over the age of age of sixty who require medical decisions in the final days of their life lack the capacity to make them. For many of us, our biggest, life-and-death decisions—literally—will therefore be made by someone else. They will decide whether we live or die; between long life and quality of life; whether we receive heroic interventions in our final hours; and whether we die in a hospital or at home. They will determine whether our wishes are honored and choose between fidelity to our interests and what is best for themselves or others. Yet despite their critical role, we know remarkably little about how our loved ones decide for us. Speaking for the Dying tells their story, drawing on daily observations over more than two years in two intensive care units in a diverse urban hospital. From bedsides, hallways, and conference rooms, you will hear, in their own words, how physicians really talk to families and how they respond. You will see how decision makers are selected, the interventions they weigh in on, the information they seek and evaluate, the values and memories they draw on, the criteria they weigh, the outcomes they choose, the conflicts they become embroiled in, and the challenges they face. Observations also provide insight into why some decision makers authorize one aggressive intervention after the next while others do not—even on behalf of patients with similar problems and prospects. And they expose the limited role of advance directives in structuring the process decision makers follow or the outcomes that result. Research has consistently found that choosing life or death for another is one of the most difficult decisions anyone can face, sometimes haunting families for decades. This book shines a bright light on a role few of us will escape and offers steps that patients and loved ones, health care providers, lawyers, and policymakers could undertake before it is too late.

The True Work Of Dying

Author: Jan Selliken Bernard
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ISBN: 9780380782895
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A holistic guide for the dying and their loved ones draws on the stories of patients, caregivers, and hospice workers while explaining how to find emotional and spiritual healing. Reprint.

The Craft Of Dying

Author: Lyn H. Lofland
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262537346
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The fortieth-anniversary edition of a classic and prescient work on death and dying. Much of today's literature on end-of-life issues overlooks the importance of 1970s social movements in shaping our understanding of death, dying, and the dead body. This anniversary edition of Lyn Lofland's The Craft of Dying begins to repair this omission. Lofland identifies, critiques, and theorizes 1970s death movements, including the Death Acceptance Movement, the Death with Dignity Movement, and the Natural Death movement. All these groups attempted to transform death into a “positive experience,” anticipating much of today's death and dying activism. Lofland turns a sociologist's eye on the era's increased interest in death, considering, among other things, the components of the modern “face of death” and the “craft of dying,” the construction of a dying role or identity by those who are dying, and the constraints on their freedom to do this. Lofland wrote just before the AIDS epidemic transformed the landscape of death and dying in the West; many of the trends she identified became the building blocks of AIDS activism in the 1980s and 1990s. The Craft of Dying will help readers understand contemporary death social movements' historical relationships to questions of race, class, gender, and sexuality and is a book that everyone interested in end-of-life politics should read.

The Living End

Author: Judith P Hereford Rn Msn
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ISBN: 9781087079769
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For non-medical people, and even medical professionals, these chapters are a practical guide to the dying process. I willexplain the changes that come about in the body as death nears, why these things are taking place, what action should be taken, and more importantly, what action should not be taken.Aside from removing some of the anxiety associated with dying, this information will help you to remain in control of the situation as death nears. Although medical professionals have the best of intentions, it is the dying person and their loved ones who should be making decisions. Should the dying person be at home or in the hospital? Should medical treatment continue or should nature be allowed to run its course? What physical events should be fought and what should merely be noted as a normal part of a natural process? With the knowledge contained in this book, you will be better informed to make these decisions and many others that you will face.

Morrison Valfre S Foundations Of Mental Health Care In Canada 1e Ebook

Author: Boris Bard, RN Msc Acmhn
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1771722290
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Build a broad fundamental knowledge of Canadian mental health concepts and disorders! Morrison-Valfre's Foundations of Mental Health Care in Canada uses an easy-to-read, multidisciplinary approach to describe current therapeutic interventions and treatments for mental health conditions. Ideal for nurses and other caregivers, this guide provides concise coverage of skills and principles, therapeutic skills, mental health problems throughout the lifecycle, and common psychological and psychosocial conditions. Included are topics such as new research, the latest mental health legislation, and new psychotropic drugs. Adapted for a Canadian audience by Boris Bard, Eric MacMullin, and Jacqueline Williamson, this resource enables you to provide effective therapy to clients with a wide range of maladaptive behaviours. Coverage of psychotropic medications emphasizes the latest in safe pharmaceutical treatment in mental health care. Coverage of internet usage features emerging mental health issues surrounding use of the internet, highlighting related addictions and violence. Updated DSM-5 diagnoses include the latest information on new mental health diagnoses recognized by the American Psychiatric Association. Sample client care plans show how members of the health care team work collaboratively to meet client needs. Case studies use realistic client situations to strengthen critical thinking and ensure that students consider psychosocial aspects of therapeutic care. Critical Thinking boxes include practice scenarios with client issues as well as questions that stimulate more careful analysis. Cultural Consideration boxes highlight cultural issues and address the varied mental health needs of culturally diverse clients. Medication Alert boxes identify the risks and possible adverse reactions of psychotherapeutic medications. Chapter objectives focus on the most important concepts. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references, and are listed in a comprehensive glossary, making it easier for students to understand and use mental health terminology. NEW! Comprehensive coverage includes Canadian statistics, research, references and resources, guidelines, assessment and screening tools, therapies, drugs, terminology, and more. NEW! Canadian cultural considerations are included when content relates to race/ethnicity, Indigenous people, and the LGBTQ2 community. NEW! Coverage of trending topics includes medical assistance in dying (MAID), the opioid crisis, legalization of cannabis (Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act), vaping, harm reduction, violence against women, and more. NEW! Balanced coverage of mental health care addresses a variety of workplace settings. NEW! Critical Thinking Questions are included at the end of each chapter, allowing students to apply concepts to practice.

Medicine And Care Of The Dying

Author: Milton James Lewis
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195175486
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When the dying self contemplates its own disintegration in this context, the search for meaning may rest heavy indeed."

Caring For The Dying

Author: Robert M. Baird
Editor: Contemporary Issues (Prometheu
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Essays dealing with the different facets of end of life care.

The Joy In Dying

Author: Dr. T Sky, PhD
Editor: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1504336356
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My true desire is that this book impacts many, that it impacts you, and that as you read the words that follow, they change your life. You begin to open your mind and heart, and through the reading of these humble words, you feel your life shift. You begin to understand what it feels like to release expectations, and as you do, your suffering begins to lighten until it floats away like a feather in the wind. I further wish that as you work through forgiving others and yourself that you begin to feel a change in your life. That with each act of forgiveness the burden of life lifts, and you begin to experience a sense of joy, peace, and love in your life. I wish that with each chapter, you feel the joy in living and the joy in dying. Please take a chance, read this book, risk opening your heart, and allowing the words to touch you. You will see things in your life change and shift, and your suffering may be lifted. If the words in this book help accomplish that one single thing in your life, then this book has done exactly what I wished it would do. Thank you to all who dare to experience The Joy of Dying.

Psychosocial Palliative Care

Author: William Breitbart
Editor: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 019991740X
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One of the most challenging roles of the psycho-oncologist is to help guide terminally-ill patients through the physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of the dying process. Patients with cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses are at increased risk for the development of major psychiatric complications, and have an enormous burden of both physical and psychological symptoms. Concepts of adequate palliative care must be expanded beyond the current focus on pain and physical symptom control to include the psychiatric, psychosocial, existential, and spiritual aspects of care. The psycho-oncologist, as a consultant to or member of a palliative care team, has a unique role and opportunity to fulfill this promise of competent and compassionate palliative care for those with life-threatening illnesses. Psychosocial Palliative Care guides the psycho-oncologist through the most salient aspects of effective psychiatric care of patients with advanced illnesses. This handbook reviews basic concepts and definitions of palliative care and the experience of dying, the assessment and management of major psychiatric complications of life-threatening illness, including psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches, and covers issues such as bereavement, spirituality, cultural sensitivity, communication and psychiatric contributions to common physical symptom control. A global perspective on death and palliative care is taken throughout the text, and an Appendix provides a comprehensive list of international palliative care resources and training programs.