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Final journeys: a practical guide for bringing care and comfort at the end of life

Author: Callanan, Maggie Publisher: Bantam Books, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 335 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780553382747Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references
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Book Asia Campus
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Print RA200 .C35 2009
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Available 900200973
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Includes bibliographical references


Final Journeys A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life Contents INTRODUCTION: "I Don't Know How to Do This" PART I: REFRAMING THE JOURNEY 1: "Tools, Not Tissues" 2: "Don't Tell Mom She's Dying. It'll Kill Her!" 3: Breaking the Silence 4: "We're Not Giving Up! We Have Hope!" 5: "Only the Best for My Father" 6: "I Don't Know ... My Doctor Has My Records" PART II: MAKING DIFFICULT DECISIONS 7: The Right to Be Comfortable: Choosing Pal0liative Care 8: "I'm Dying! Of Course I'm in Pain!": Expert Pain and Symptom Control 9: Choosing Treatments--and Knowing Which Are Optional 10: It's Hard Enough to Die Once: Deciding About a Do-Not-Resuscitate Order 11: "We Can't Just Let Him Starve to Death!" Deciding About Artificial Nutrition 12: Making Ethical Decisions 92 PART III: SHARING THE JOURNEY 13: "I Love You, Mom, and I Want to Help, but I'm Not Moving to Miami!" 14: Listen t6 Your Body 15: Family of Birth, Family of Choice 16: How Friends Can Help 17: When Little Eyes Are Watching 18: People Die as They Live--Intensified PART IV: AVOIDING POTHOLES 19: Tripping over Your Roots--and Crashing into the Family Tree 20: Whose Death Is It, Anyway?" 21: Fnding Power in a Powerless Situation 22: Cregiving in a Wounded Relationship 23: Understanding Cultural Differences 24: The Importance of Spiritual Influences 25: Don't Let the Dying See You Cry--and Other Myths 1 7 9 18 24 31 38 44 49 51 56 63 73 81 99 101 108 113 118 127 135 139 141 145 152 157 165 176 184 PART V: LONG ROAD . . . GETTING WEARY 26: "I Could Die Laughing" 27: Memory Making 28: "It Feels Like We're Losing Her Before She Dies!" 29: Our Pets May Know More than We Do 3o: The "Final Gifts" of Nearing Death Awareness 31: Communicating Without Words PART VI: COMING TO THE END 32: What's Normal for Dying Isn't Normal 33: "It-All- Goes-to-Hell-in-a-Handbasket Day" 34: Being with, Not at, the Dying Person 35: "I Need Your Permission to Go" 36: The Final Hours PART VII: ONE JOURNEY ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS 37: On the Toll Road: The Healing Power of Crying 38: Doing the Grief Work, Day by Day 39: "When I Think of Granddad, I Feel Lonely in My Throat": How Children Grieve 40: "For a Moment I Could Smell Mom's Perfume" APPENDICES A: Your Strongest Tools Are Made of Paper: Advance Directives B: The Dying Person's Bill of Rights C: The Hospice Medicare Benefit D: Recommended Reading and Resources ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ABOUT THE AUTHOR 333 337 193 195 202 212 216 222 234 239 241 254 260 268 274 279 281 285 291 303 309 311 319 321 325

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