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The Good Death by Ann Neumann

A Good Death
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Author: Ann Neumann
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807076996
Size: 16.41 MB
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Release Date: 2017-02-07
Category: Social Science
Language: en
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Download PDF The Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. Following the death of her father, journalist and hospice volunteer Ann Neumann sets out to examine what it means to die well in the United States. When Ann Neumann’s father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, she left her job and moved back to her hometown of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She became his full-time caregiver—cooking, cleaning, and administering medications. When her father died, she was undone by the experience, by grief and the visceral quality of dying. Neumann struggled to put her life back in order and found herself haunted by a question: Was her father’s death a good death? The way we talk about dying and the way we actually die are two very different things, she discovered, and many of us are shielded from what death actually looks like. To gain a better understanding, Neumann became a hospice volunteer and set out to discover what a good death is today. She attended conferences, academic lectures, and grief sessions in church basements. She went to Montana to talk with the attorney who successfully argued for the legalization of aid in dying, and to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to listen to “pro-life” groups who believe the removal of feeding tubes from some patients is tantamount to murder. Above all, she listened to the stories of those who were close to death. What Neumann found is that death in contemporary America is much more complicated than we think. Medical technologies and increased life expectancies have changed the very definition of medical death. And although death is our common fate, it is also a divisive issue that we all experience differently. What constitutes a good death is unique to each of us, depending on our age, race, economic status, culture, and beliefs. What’s more, differing concepts of choice, autonomy, and consent make death a contested landscape, governed by social, medical, legal, and religious systems. In these pages, Neumann brings us intimate portraits of the nurses, patients, bishops, bioethicists, and activists who are shaping the way we die. The Good Death presents a fearless examination of how we approach death, and how those of us close to dying loved ones live in death’s wake.


The City Of Good Death by Priyanka Champaneri

A Good Death
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Author: Priyanka Champaneri
Publisher: Restless Books
ISBN: 1632062542
Size: 65.61 MB
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Release Date: 2021-02-23
Category: Fiction
Language: en
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Download PDF The City Of Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Priyanka Champaneri’s transcendent debut novel brings us inside India’s holy city of Banaras, where the manager of a death hostel shepherds the dying who seek the release of a good death, while his own past refuses to let him go. Banaras, Varanasi, Kashi: India’s holy city on the banks of the Ganges has many names but holds one ultimate promise for Hindus. It is the place where pilgrims come for a good death, to be released from the cycle of reincarnation by purifying fire. As the dutiful manager of a death hostel in Kashi, Pramesh welcomes the dying and assists families bound for the funeral pyres that burn constantly on the ghats. The soul is gone, the body is burnt, the time is past, he tells them. Detach. After ten years in the timeless city, Pramesh can nearly persuade himself that here, there is no past or future. He lives contentedly at the death hostel with his wife, Shobha, their young daughter, Rani, the hostel priests, his hapless but winning assistant, and the constant flow of families with their dying. But one day the past arrives in the lifeless form of a man pulled from the river—a man with an uncanny resemblance to Pramesh. Called “twins” in their childhood village, he and his cousin Sagar are inseparable until Pramesh leaves to see the outside world and Sagar stays to tend the land. After Pramesh marries Shobha, defying his family’s wishes, a rift opens up between the cousins that he has long since tried to forget. Do not look back. Detach. But for Shobha, Sagar’s reemergence casts a shadow over the life she’s built for her family. Soon, an unwelcome guest takes up residence in the death hostel, the dying mysteriously continue to live, and Pramesh is forced to confront his own ideas about death, rebirth, and redemption. Told in lush, vivid detail and with an unforgettable cast of characters, The City of Good Death is a remarkable debut novel of family and love, memory and ritual, and the ways in which we honor the living and the dead. PRAISE FOR THE CITY OF GOOD DEATH “In Champaneri’s ambitious, vivid debut, the dying come to the holy city of Kashi to die a good death that frees them from the burden of reincarnation…. In sharp prose, Champaneri explores the power of stories—those the characters tell themselves, those told about them, and those they believe. . . . This epic, magical story of death teems with life.” —Publishers Weekly “Brimming with characters whose lives overlap and whose stories interweave, Champaneri’s exquisite debut delves into the consequences of the past, and how stories that are told can become reality even when they contain barely a shred of truth. As Pramesh discovers, the bitterness of past wounds can bring hope for redemption and life.” —Bridget Thoreson, Booklist “Lush prose evokes the thick, close atmosphere of Kashi and the intricate religious practices upon which life and death depend. Rumor and superstition hold sway over even the most level-headed people, twisting what’s explainable into something extraordinary—with tragic consequences. . . . The City of Good Death is a breathtaking, unforgettable novel about how remembering the past is just as important as moving on.” —Eileen Gonzalez, Foreword Reviews, Starred Review "Champaneri’s Kashi is teeming and vivid . . . the book frequently charms, and it's as full of humor, warmth, and mystery as Kashi’s own marketplace." —Kirkus Reviews “The City of Good Death is the debut novel of Priyanka Champaneri but it has the confidence of a master storyteller. Drawing on the rich literary traditions of Salman Rushdie and Arundhati Roy, Champaneri’s epic saga will satisfy armchair travelers thirsty for adventure, and sick of looking out their windows.” —Chicago Review of Books "In intricate detail and with remarkable skill, Champaneri writes a powerful tale about the pull of the past and our aching need to understand the mysteries and misunderstandings that thwart our relationships. An atmospheric and immersive debut with a rich cast of characters you won’t soon forget." —Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop


A Good Death by Sandra Martin

A Good Death
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Author: Sandra Martin
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443435988
Size: 16.64 MB
Format: PDF
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Category: Social Science
Language: en
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Download PDF A Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. Having a good death is our final human right, argues Sandra Martin in this updated and expanded version of her bestselling and award-winning social history of the right to die movement in Canada and around the world. Winner of the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, finalist for both the Donner Prize in Public Policy and the Dafoe Prize for History, A Good Death has a new chapter on Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Law. The law allows mentally competent adults, who are suffering grievously from incurable conditions, to ask for a doctor’s help in ending their lives. Does the law go far enough? No, says Martin. She delivers compelling stories about the patients the law ignores: people with life-crushing diseases who are condemned to suffer because their natural deaths are not reasonably foreseeable. With a clear analytical eye, she exposes the law’s shortcomings and outlines constitutional challenges, including the presumed right of publicly-funded faith-based institutions to deny suffering patients a legal medical service. Martin argues that Canada can set an example for the world if it can strike a balance between compassion for the suffering and protection of the vulnerable, between individual choice and social responsibility. A Good Death asks the tough question none of us can avoid: How do you want to die? The answer will change your life—and your death. “[An] excellent new book. . . .The timeliness is hard to overstate.” —The Globe and Mail “What truly distinguishes this book is the reportage on individuals and families who have fought to arrange for a better death. . . . These first-hand experiences are the beating heart of a timely and powerful examination.” —2017 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction Jury Citation


Ebook A Good Death On The Value Of Death And Dying by Lars Sandman

A Good Death
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Author: Lars Sandman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335227740
Size: 28.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Release Date: 2004-09-16
Category: Social Science
Language: en
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Download PDF Ebook A Good Death On The Value Of Death And Dying eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. ·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.


A Good Death by Margaret Rice

A Good Death
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Author: Margaret Rice
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760871222
Size: 69.82 MB
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Release Date: 2019-05-06
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: en
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Download PDF A Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. When her own mother died, Margaret Rice realised how completely unprepared she and her family had been for the experience of companioning a loved one who is dying. So she decided to go in search of the information she couldn't find when she most needed it and write the book herself - a novice's guide to death. We live in a period of intense death denial. But what if we were to smash that taboo and ask questions we want answered, like how do we know when someone is close to dying, and how do we best care for them? What actually happens to our body when we die? How do we work with medical experts? How do we deal with the non-medical issues that will come up, such as wills, finances and even social media passwords? Is morphine used to nudge death along or is this just a myth? Where do questions about euthanasia fit in with personal, lived experience? Margaret Rice lifts the lid on the taboos that surround death, sharing practical information and compassionate advice from multiple sources to break down boundaries and offer better choices of care to suit individual needs. This is a book to help the dying and their carers feel less isolated, and help us all face death better.


At Peace by Samuel Harrington

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Author: Samuel Harrington
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
ISBN: 1478917431
Size: 43.48 MB
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Release Date: 2018-02-06
Category: Self-Help
Language: en
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Download PDF At Peace eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. The authoritative, informative, and reassuring guide on end-of-life care for our aging population. Most people say they would like to die quietly at home. But overly aggressive medical advice, coupled with an unrealistic sense of invincibility or overconfidence in our health-care system, results in the majority of elderly patients misguidedly dying in institutions. Many undergo painful procedures instead of having the better and more peaceful death they deserve. AT PEACE outlines specific active and passive steps that older patients and their health-care proxies can take to ensure loved ones live their last days comfortably at home and/or in hospice when further aggressive care is inappropriate. Through Dr. Samuel Harrington's own experience with the aging and deaths of his parents and of working with patients, he describes the terminal patterns of the six most common chronic diseases; how to recognize a terminal diagnosis even when the doctor is not clear about it; how to have the hard conversation about end-of-life wishes; how to minimize painful treatments; when to seek hospice care; and how to deal with dementia and other special issues. Informed by more than thirty years of clinical practice, Dr. Harrington came to understand that the American health-care system wasn't designed to treat the aging population with care and compassion. His work as a hospice trustee and later as a hospital trustee drove his passion for helping patients make appropriate end-of-life decisions.


Beyond The Good Death by James W. Green

A Good Death
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Author: James W. Green
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812202074
Size: 45.61 MB
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Release Date: 2012-03-15
Category: Social Science
Language: en
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Download PDF Beyond The Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. In November 1998, millions of television viewers watched as Thomas Youk died. Suffering from the late stages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Youk had called upon infamous Michigan pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian to help end his life on his own terms. After delivering the videotape to 60 Minutes, Kevorkian was arrested and convicted of manslaughter, despite the fact that Youk's family firmly believed that the ending of his life qualified as a good death. Death is political, as the controversies surrounding Jack Kevorkian and, more recently, Terri Schiavo have shown. While death is a natural event, modern end-of-life experiences are shaped by new medical, demographic, and cultural trends. People who are dying are kept alive, sometimes against their will or the will of their family, with powerful medications, machines, and "heroic measures." Current research on end-of-life issues is substantial, involving many fields. Beyond the Good Death takes an anthropological approach, examining the changes in our concept of death over the last several decades. As author James W. Green determines, the attitudes of today's baby boomers differ greatly from those of their parents and grandparents, who spoke politely and in hushed voices of those who had "passed away." Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in the 1960s, gave the public a new language for speaking openly about death with her "five steps of dying." If we talked more about death, she emphasized, it would become less fearful for everyone. The term "good death" reentered the public consciousness as narratives of AIDS, cancer, and other chronic diseases were featured on talk shows and in popular books such as the best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie. Green looks at a number of contemporary secular American death practices that are still informed by an ancient religious ethos. Most important, Beyond the Good Death provides an interpretation of the ways in which Americans react when death is at hand for themselves or for those they care about.


A Good Death by Rodney Syme

A Good Death
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Author: Rodney Syme
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
ISBN: 9780522858969
Size: 21.56 MB
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Release Date: 2008-05-01
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: en
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Download PDF A Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. A Good Death is a candid and provocative account of the experiences of many terminally ill people Dr Rodney Syme has assisted to end their lives. Over the past thirty years Syme has challenged the law on voluntary euthanasia—at first clandestinely and now publicly—risking prosecution in doing so. He again risks prosecution for writing this book. A Good Death is a moving journey with those who came to Syme for help, and a meditation on what it means in our culture to confront death. It is also a doctor's personal story about the moral dilemmas and ethical choices he faces working within the grey areas of the law. In this important book, Rodney Syme argues for the end of the unofficial 'conspiracy' of silence within the medical profession and the decriminalisation of voluntary euthanasia in Australia. Through Syme's determination to tell the stories of those who he has assisted to die with dignity, A Good Death also draws wider lessons of value for those who find themselves in a similar situation.


A Better Death by Ranjana Srivastava

A Good Death
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Author: Ranjana Srivastava
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1925750965
Size: 47.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Release Date: 2019-06-01
Category: Self-Help
Language: en
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Download PDF A Better Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. A powerful, timely exploration of the art of living and dying on our own terms by one of Australia’s most respected voices Of all the experiences we share, two universal events bookend our lives: we were all born and we will all die. We don't have a choice in how we enter the world but we can have a say in how we leave it. In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones, who are often called upon to make important decisions on our behalf. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other - to find peace, kindness and gratitude for what has gone before, and acceptance of what is to come. Dr Ranjana Srivastava draws on two decades of experience to share her observations and advice on leading a meaningful life and finding dignity and composure at the end. With an emphasis on advocacy, leaving a legacy and staying true to our deepest convictions, Srivastava tells stories of strength, hope and resilience in the face of grief and offers an optimistic meditation on approaching the end of life. Intelligent, warm and deeply affecting, A Better Death is a passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well. Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is a practising oncologist, award-winning writer, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. See www.ranjanasrivastava.com


A Good Death by Charles Meyer

A Good Death
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Author: Charles Meyer
Publisher:
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Size: 13.94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Release Date: 1998
Category: Hospice care
Language: en
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Download PDF A Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. Ideal for all who are engaged in pastoral care and ministry to the sick, expecially chaplains and staff in hospitals, hospices, retirement/ healthcare homes; social workers; lay visitors; and family members of persons in a terminal condition. Recommended reading for anyone who wants/ needs information on this important topic.


From Here To Eternity Traveling The World To Find The Good Death by Caitlin Doughty

A Good Death
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Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393249905
Size: 65.20 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: en
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Download PDF From Here To Eternity Traveling The World To Find The Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller “Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.


The Good Death by S D Sykes

A Good Death
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Author: S D Sykes
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 1473680220
Size: 34.47 MB
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Release Date: 2021-08-05
Category: Fiction
Language: en
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Download PDF The Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. 'The series gets better and better . . . a very credible medieval world . . . Oswald is such an appealing character, growing richer and deeper with every book' - Andrew Taylor, author of Ashes of London 1370. Oswald de Lacy was not always Lord of the Manor, or even meant to be. The third son, he was sent off to become a novice monk. Now, with winter closing in on Somershill, his wife flirting with their houseguest, his sister sniping from the sidelines and his mother still ruling his life even from her deathbed, Oswald is forced to confront the secret that has haunted him ever since those days in the monastery. 1349. Sent to gather herbs in the forest by his tutor, Brother Peter, 18-year-old Oswald encounters a terrified girl, who runs into the swollen river and drowns. In her village, he discovers that she is only one of many poor young women who have disappeared, with no-one in authority caring enough to investigate. Convinced the girls are dead, Oswald turns to the village women for help in finding the murderer - in particular to the beautiful Maud Woodstock, who provokes feelings in Oswald that no monk should entertain. Soon, however, another killer stalks the land. Plague has come and the monastery is locked against it. Brother Peter insists that Oswald should forget his quest. But Oswald will not stop until he has discovered the shocking truth, which will echo down the years to a letter, clutched in his dying mother's hand.


A Good Death by Lesley Cullen

A Good Death
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Author: Lesley Cullen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134774249
Size: 39.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Release Date: 2005-06-28
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: en
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Download PDF A Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. A Good Death is based on a survey in East London and provides a wide range of fascinating and helpful insights into all aspects of experiencing death and surviving grief. The voices in the book are those of people who have managed to cope despite being under the shadow of impending death. Their experience could be a comfort to anybody in a similar situation. A Good Death is intended for people who are dying, for their lay and professional carers and for student doctors, nurses and social workers.


Good Life Good Death by Nawang Gehlek (Rimpoche)

A Good Death
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Author: Nawang Gehlek (Rimpoche)
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN:
Size: 29.48 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Release Date: 2001
Category: Buddhism
Language: en
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Download PDF Good Life Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. A respected Tibetan lama, believed by Tibetan Buddhists to have taken rebirth by choice, shares his widom on life, death, and rebirth.


Approaching Death by Committee on Care at the End of Life

A Good Death
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Author: Committee on Care at the End of Life
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309518253
Size: 17.51 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Release Date: 1997-10-30
Category: Medical
Language: en
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Download PDF Approaching Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. When the end of life makes its inevitable appearance, people should be able to expect reliable, humane, and effective caregiving. Yet too many dying people suffer unnecessarily. While an "overtreated" dying is feared, untreated pain or emotional abandonment are equally frightening. Approaching Death reflects a wide-ranging effort to understand what we know about care at the end of life, what we have yet to learn, and what we know but do not adequately apply. It seeks to build understanding of what constitutes good care for the dying and offers recommendations to decisionmakers that address specific barriers to achieving good care. This volume offers a profile of when, where, and how Americans die. It examines the dimensions of caring at the end of life: Determining diagnosis and prognosis and communicating these to patient and family. Establishing clinical and personal goals. Matching physical, psychological, spiritual, and practical care strategies to the patient's values and circumstances. Approaching Death considers the dying experience in hospitals, nursing homes, and other settings and the role of interdisciplinary teams and managed care. It offers perspectives on quality measurement and improvement, the role of practice guidelines, cost concerns, and legal issues such as assisted suicide. The book proposes how health professionals can become better prepared to care well for those who are dying and to understand that these are not patients for whom "nothing can be done."


Religious Understandings Of A Good Death In Hospice Palliative Care by Harold Coward

A Good Death
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Author: Harold Coward
Publisher: State University of New York Press
ISBN: 1438442750
Size: 17.17 MB
Format: PDF
Release Date: 2012-06-13
Category: Religion
Language: en
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Download PDF Religious Understandings Of A Good Death In Hospice Palliative Care eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.


Psychosocial Interventions In End Of Life Care by Peggy Sturman Gordon

A Good Death
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Author: Peggy Sturman Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131763196X
Size: 46.72 MB
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Release Date: 2015-11-19
Category: Psychology
Language: en
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Download PDF Psychosocial Interventions In End Of Life Care eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. The concept of a "good death" has been hotly debated in medical circles for decades. This volume delves into the possibility and desirability of a "good death" by presenting the psychosocial measures of care as a crucial component, such as religion, existentialism, hope and meaning-making. The volume also focuses on oncologic psychiatry and the influence of technology as a means to alleviate pain and suffering, and potentially provide relief to those at the end of life. Such initiatives are aimed at diminishing pain and are socially bolstering and emotionally comforting to ensure a peaceful closure with life as opposed to a battle waged. Utilizing the most recent information from medical journals and books to present the latest on healthcare and dying today, this volume crosses the boundaries of thanatology, psychology, religion, spirituality, medical ethics and public health.


Dying The Good Death by Christopher Justice

A Good Death
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Author: Christopher Justice
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791432624
Size: 66.32 MB
Format: PDF
Release Date: 1997-02-27
Category: Social Science
Language: en
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Download PDF Dying The Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. Exploring the Hindu concepts of good and bad deaths, this rich ethnography follows pilgrims who choose to travel to the holy city of Kashi to die.


The Narrative Of The Good Death by Mary Riso

A Good Death
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Author: Mary Riso
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317023382
Size: 70.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Release Date: 2016-03-09
Category: Religion
Language: en
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Download PDF The Narrative Of The Good Death eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. The Christian idea of a good death had its roots in the Middle Ages with ars moriendi, featuring reliance on Jesus as Savior, preparedness for the life to come and for any spiritual battle that might ensue when on the threshold of death, and death not taking place in isolation. Evangelicalism introduced new features to the good death, with its focus on conversion, sanctification and an intimate relationship with Jesus. Scholarship focused on mid-nineteenth-century evangelical Nonconformist beliefs about death and the afterlife is sparse. This book fills the gap, contributing an understanding not only of death but of the history of Methodist and evangelical Nonconformist piety, theology, social background and literary expression in mid-nineteenth-century England. A good death was as central to Methodism as conversion and holiness. Analyzing over 1,200 obituaries, Riso reveals that while the last words of the dying pointed to a timeless experience of hope in the life to come, the obituaries reflect changing attitudes towards death and the afterlife among nineteenth-century evangelical Nonconformist observers who looked increasingly to earthly existence for the fulfillment of hopes. Exploring tensions in Nonconformist allegiance to both worldly and spiritual matters, this book offers an invaluable contribution to death studies, Methodism, and Evangelical theology.


Palliative Care by Harold Y. Vanderpool

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Author: Harold Y. Vanderpool
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497998
Size: 74.43 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Release Date: 2015-06-18
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: en
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Download PDF Palliative Care eBook. You can read online on your kindle, Android, iPhone, iPad. The long history of medical care for the dying has largely been neglected. It began in 1605 when physicians were challenged to enable persons to die peacefully. Today it includes palliation of oppressive symptoms, emotional and psychological care, and respect for the wishes and cultural backgrounds of patients and families. Especially since the 1990s, it embraces symptom-easing palliation for patients with severe life-limiting and chronic illnesses. Providing a detailed picture of contemporary palliative care, this book chronicles four centuries of the quest for a good death, covering the fight against futile end-of-life treatments, the history of life-extending treatments and technologies, the roles of nurses, the liberation of the dying from isolation in hospitals and hard-won victories to secure patients' right to choose.