Angel Birthdays

Author: Erin Garay
Publisher: Familius
ISBN: 1938301951
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Gracie and Jake’s Grandma passes away, these children come up with a brilliant plan to help them grieve and celebrate their grandma’s life—to host an Angel Birthday Party to celebrate their grandma’s angel birthday. They buy balloons, bake her favorite cake, and create their own memorable gifts to celebrate her special day. Angel Birthdays is a heartfelt book that encourages children and adults alike to reframe this universal experience. This story is positive, reassuring, and provides families with tangible activities they can incorporate into their own healing process. It is a true gift for any child, family, or friend who is celebrating an Angel Birthday of a loved one.

Halo My Dear Angel

Author: Fran Lenzo
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
ISBN: 9780964482128
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 1994, two years after having breast cancer, Fran Lenzo did just that when Angel John entered here life with the words, "Do not be afraid. My name is John. I am your Guardian Angel and your cancer is gone." She chose to continue this new-found relationship with Guardian Angel John, who is fondly known as her "Angel-in-Residence." He has brought angelic guidance and gentle wisdom to Fran and many others. Halo My Dear Angel is one woman's spiritual journey. A journey of miracles guided by God, with the help of her Guardian Angel.

Empathy and Healing

Author: Vieda Skultans
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857450360
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For more than three decades the author has been concerned with issues to do with emotion, suffering and healing. This volume presents ethnographic studies of South Wales, Maharashtra and post-Soviet Latvia connected by a theoretical interest in healing, emotion and subjectivity. Exploring the uses of narrative in the shaping of memory, autobiography and illness and its connections with the master narratives of history and culture, it focuses on the post-Soviet clinic as an arena in which the contradictions of a liberal economy are translated into a medical language.

The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing

Author: Betty R. Ferrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190450428
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The essence of nursing care continually exposes nurses to suffering. Although they bear witness to the suffering of others, their own suffering is less frequently exposed. This slim volume attempts to give voice to the suffering that nurses witness in patients, families, colleagues, and themselves. By making this suffering visible, the authors wish to honor it and to learn from it. The audience includes nurses in all phases of training and practice - from students to educators to clinicians - in the wide array of settings and specialties in which nurses care for patients. The book offers nurses' colleagues in other professions - social workers, psychologists, chaplains, ethicists, and physicians - a rare window onto what it means to practice nursing. Drs. Ferrell and Coyle are also the editors of Textbook of Palliative Nursing, 2nd ed (Oxford, 2006). Independently, they have worked more than 50 years in oncology nursing, caring for patients and working to improve the quality of care that patients receive.

At the Foot of the Mountain

Author: Alla Bozarth
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462098908
Format: PDF
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TEXT FOR AUTHOR BIO: Like philosopher and teacher Joseph Campbell, Alla Bozarth explores life's mysteries through the power of myth and metaphor: the salmon; the great bear; the ocean; the phoenix; the chambered nautilus; the iris; the lotus. Above all is her mountain -Mt. Hood- her "Medicine Woman" -rising outside her window, always changing in mood and meaning. TEXT FOR BOOK DESCRIPTION: This remarkable work proves that a time of devastating change can result in magnificent growth and illumination. In these intensely personal and universal ponderings, Episcopal priest, author-poet, and therapist Alla Renée Bozarth relates the wrenching decisions that caused her to move from her "exile" in the Midwest back to Oregon, to her place "at the foot of the mountain." She takes us through her grief at the death of her father and of her young husband, then shares her gradual healing through the creative process of writing this book. As she finds strengths to minister to herself, she ministers to us. In introducing us to her special places and symbols, her teachers, we are moved to discover our own healing metaphors for ourselves.