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The End-Of-Life Handbook: A Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One

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This book address both the emotional and psychological issues associated with death and dying and the practical and medical realities typically dealt with at this time-unusual among titles in this subject area.
The authors, a psychologist and medical doctor, are passionate advocates for quality end-of-life care. Author Feldman's background in positive psychology brings an e
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ebook, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by New Harbinger Publications
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Lisa Shultz
Dec 12, 2015 Lisa Shultz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did not read this book cover to cover because my dad died before I found it. However, in research for my own book, I took a careful look at it as reference. I found value in the end of the book that addressed grief and the resource section. I also was glad to see practical matters discussed such as Advanced Directives, Last Wills and Testaments and Funeral arrangements. The authors addressed subjects about symptoms, diagnosis, choices of care, the dying process and much more. There is a signif ...more
Chanita.Shannon
highly recommended.

Ch. 1: Could the Doctors Be Wrong?
Understanding and Coming to Terms with Bad News

Ch. 2: Who Are All These People?
Making Sense of the Medical System and Its Many Faces

Ch. 3: What Treatments are Available?
Making Sense of Diseases and Medical Interventions

Ch. 4: What Can I Do About My Loved One's Pain and Suffering?
Addressing Symptoms and Difficulties

Ch. 5: Where Will It Happen?
Choosing the Right Place for Your Loved One

Ch. 6: How Will It Happen?
Dispelling Myths About the Final D
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Debara Zeller
I got this because one of my loved ones is battling terminal cancer. Frankly, it didn't tell me a whole lot I didn't already know.
Marcia Miller
Dec 01, 2015 Marcia Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Far better than most self-help books, this clear-eyed and compassionate overview of a difficult yet universal topic brings reassurance and comfort.
Lisa_g
Oct 01, 2008 Lisa_g rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can avoid discussing this for your whole life, but at some point you will become an active participant. A must read if you or someone you love plans to die (actually, you really don't have to plan).
Christine Gould
I know very little about end-of-life decisions, eventhough I work with older adults, primarily. So far, this book has been helpful for my work on WVU's blood & marrow transplant unit this year.
Lori Watson koenig
helped a lot with being and understanding my dad as he died.
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