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The Dying Time

The Dying Time

Practical Wisdom for the Dying and Their Caregivers

Book - 1997
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"One of the best books available on caring for the dying, The Dying Time combines deep insight and down-to-earth practicality. All caregivers need to know what's between these covers. This book demystifies the process of death, yet honors the sacredness of life's final transition. Highly recommended."
Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Prayer Is Good Medicine

"Living until we die can be difficult. This book can guide you through that time. It is practical, spiritual, and filled with wisdom."
Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles

Here is a comprehensive and thorough handbook for the dying and their caregivers. Joan Furman and David McNabb walk the reader through the dying time, providing details on how to make the environment conducive to peace and tranquillity, give physical care, understand and respond to the emotional and spiritual crises that naturally occur, and stay healthy as a caregiver. They answer with honesty and sensitivity the questions most frequently asked, such as what actually happens at the time of death. The book also deals with arranging for a meaningful memorial service and handling grief for those who are left behind. And it offers guided imagery for coping with pain and suggests literature and music to ease the passage of those whose health is irreversibly failing.
Publisher: New York : Bell Tower, 1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780609800034
0609800035
Call Number: 362.175 F98d
Characteristics: xviii, 195 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McNabb, David

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In his guide, Klein explains recurring themes that confront adult children of aging parents, such as managing communication, unresolved feelings, emotional sensitivity, and the well-being of the caregiver. Later he recaps the five stages of dying identified by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross.


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