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Richard Wagner

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Richard is psychotherapist in private practice since 1981. He lives and works in Seattle, WA.

He has been working with terminally ill, chronically ill, elder and dying people in hospital, hospice, and home settings for over 30 years. He facilitates support groups for care-providers and clinical personnel, and provides grief counseling for survivors both individually and in group settings.

He founded Paradigm Programs Inc., an innovative nonprofit organization as an outreach to and resource for terminally ill, seriously ill, elder and dying people.

He was honored with the prestigious University of California San Francisco Chancellor’s Award for Public Service in 1999 for his work with sick, elder and dying people.

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so glad i read this. i've been meaning to for ages. it's pretty fantastical, but i suppose it has to be to recount the horror that was Dresden.
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i enjoyed this a lot. it was very slow at the beginning, but the quality of the writing kept me interested. the later part of the book is pretty amazing.
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“I can't see the logic in medicating a grieving person like there was something wrong with her, and yet it happens all the time... you go to the doctor with symptoms of profound grief and they push an antidepressant at you. We need to walk through our grief, not medicate it and shove it under the carpet like it wasn't there.”
Richard Wagner, The Amateur's Guide To Death and Dying; Enhancing the End of Life




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