Life in a Hospice

Author: Ann Richardson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138031453
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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2008 This book is about hospices, seen through the eyes of the people who work in them. Their individual voices, perspectives and stories invite readers into the day-to-day complexities of hospice life. There is growing public and professional attention to end of life care and the way dying patients and their families are treated. How can hospices make the process dignified and peaceful as possible? What sort of people dedicate their careers to helping the dying? What difficulties are they up against in providing this care, and what makes it all worthwhile?This inspirational book provides vivid, real-life accounts of hospice life from managers, doctors, nurses, carers and support staff. The thought-provoking narratives provide vital insights into the type of work undertaken in a hospice setting. They examine the differences between hospice and hospital care, and explore the challenges, personal motivations and the many ways hospices strive to meet the needs of patients and their families with sensitivity and respect. "Life in a Hospice" is enlightening reading for all healthcare professionals in palliative care, including volunteer, administrative and support staff. It is also highly recommended for nurses and others in caring roles considering a move into hospice work. Therapists, counsellors and religious leaders will discover poignant and encouraging insights, and people with a family member approaching the end of life will find the book reassuring and informative.

Life in a Hospice

Author: Ann Richardson
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846192439
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How can hospices make the process dignified and peaceful as possible? What sort of people dedicate their careers to helping the dying? This book provides real-life accounts of hospice life, and gives insights into the type of work undertaken in a hospice setting. It also examines the differences between hospice and hospital care.

Life in a Hospice

Author: Ann Richardson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781521738962
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End of life care at its best Dying, it's an uncomfortable topic. None of us likes to think about what our last days will be like. But if we do think about them at all, we want them to be full of peace and tranquillity, with the chance to say proper goodbyes to those we love. Life in a Hospice takes you behind the scenes in end-of-life care, where you will see the enormous efforts of nurses, doctors, chaplains and others - even a thoughtful cook - to provide the calm that we all hope for. Perhaps you are looking for end-of-life care for someone you love. Perhaps you are wondering if this is the job for you. Or you just feel like being inspired by humanity at its best. This book will be for you.HIGHLY COMMENDED by the British Medical Association, 2008"The simple reflections on complex areas of care resonate long after you have finished reading the book." Cancer Nursing Forum Newsletter, Royal College of Nursing"An easy-to-read book, which will surprise many readers with its lightness of touch, humanity and refreshing tone. I would recommend it to anyone who has worries about their own or a relative's care at the end of life."Dr Nansi-Wynne Evans, GP, BMA Medical Book Competition

Faithful Living Faithful Dying

Author: End of Life Task Force of the Standing Commission on National Concerns
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 081922524X
Format: PDF
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What do faithful living and faithful dying mean as we near life’s end? With all the technology and choices available to us today, making decisions about the end of life grows ever more difficult. As a result of all the theological and ethical issues that have arisen around the dying process in recent years, the 72nd General Convention of the Episcopal Church created a task force to study and report on these concerns. This is the report of the End-of-Life Task Force. In it, the Task Force responds to the broad range of theological, ethical, pastoral and policy issues that are generated by the need to provide loving and fitting care at the end of life. Intended as a teaching document, Faithful Living, Faithful Dying will be useful as a discussion tool for the church, for individuals facing difficult decisions, for professionals, such as clergy and health care providers, and for those who make public policy.

Reflections in Hospice Palliative Care

Author: Katherine Murray
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780973982831
Format: PDF
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This writing journal is a great learning and self care tool for anyone providing care for the dying! It contains a rich combination of thought provoking writing stems, questions and commentsas well as plenty of inviting writing space for you to explore your care experiences. By examining from different perspectives you can further your knowledge, understanding and capacity to provide excellent end of life care. Regular journaling practice provides the caregiver with "self-care," an important practice for those working in the sometimes difficult emotional venues of hospice palliative care. Designed to be used alone or as a companion to the "Essentials" manual, the journal can help integrate new care theory with practice.

Sunsets

Author: Deborah Howard
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 158134645X
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A Christian hospice nurse draws words of comfort, enlightenment, and encouragement from her own experience for anyone struggling to cope with suffering and death, and works through the most difficult questions about death by integrating medical explanations with a message of hope in Christ. Original.

On Living

Author: Kerry Egan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594634815
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"A hospice chaplain shares the meaning the dying make of their lives, to help us understand what is ultimately important and to make the most of our own still-being-lived lives"--

The Shift

Author: Theresa Brown
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616206020
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Practicing nurse and "New York Times" columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience a day in the life of a nurse working on a hospital s busy cancer ward. In the span of twelve hours, patients' lives can be lost, life-altering medical treatment decisions made, and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. Brown gives an unprecedented view into individual struggles as well as larger truths about medicine in this country, hope, healing, and humanity. "

The Final Act of Living

Author: Barbara Karnes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780962160301
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The author of Gone From My Sight, My Friend, I Care and A Time To Live, shares her insights and perceptions from years of working with people during the final act of living.Now her lectures and ideas have been put on paper. This book is written in a simple, yet gentle style as it explores the signs of approaching death from disease, the normal grieving process, living wills, Durable Power of Attorney and other end of life issues.

Reflections of a Loving Partner

Author: C. Andrew Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780981621937
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Reflections of a Loving Partner is the intimate story of two devoted partners confronting the challenges of a terminal diagnosis. Author C. Andrew Martin's world was shattered when his life partner, Gil, was diagnosed with AIDS. This eloquent memoir shares their love story, unveiling the burdens and the joys of the caregiving journey. Andrew chose to become Gil's caregiver. To prepare for what lay ahead, Andrew enrolled in hospice volunteer training, learning lessons to guide him through the medical, emotional, spiritual, and legal hazards of caregiving. Now a registered nurse and leader in the field of hospice and palliative care, Andrew has turned his personal experience into his life's work, sharing with others the valuable lessons he learned. Andrew shows us that when we are open to its possibilities, the loving and selfless act of being a caregiver for someone who is at the end of life can teach us just as much about living as about dying.