Death and Dying
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Death: Medical, Spiritual and Social Care of the Dying
Death
Medical, Spiritual and Social Care of the Dying
Hardcover      ISBN: 9053836012
When Men Grieve: Why Men Grieve Differently and How You Can Help
When Men Grieve
Why Men Grieve Differently and How You Can Help
Paperback      ISBN: 1577490789

Explores the often overlooked area of men's grief, and explains how men can better cope with feelings of loss. This title features eleven real-life stories of personal tragedy and uses them to show men how they can learn to communicate their feelings, move beyond denial, and overcome feelings of anger, bitterness, or helplessness.

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
Final Gifts
Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying
Paperback      ISBN: 0553378767

Five years after its first publication, with more than 150,000 copies in print, Final Gifts has become a classic. In this moving and compassionate book, hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts--of wisdom, faith, and love--that the dying leave for the living to share. Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Tuesdays with Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Paperback      ISBN: 076790592x
A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.

For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class" lessons in how to live.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses
After the Funeral
The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses
Paperback      ISBN: 0806515996

Describes the surprising and often humorous things that have happened to the dead bodies and body parts of historical figures

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith
Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith
Paperback      ISBN: 0345451201

"IT'S THE UNGUARDED VOICES HE PRESENTS THAT STAY WITH YOU. . . . Terkel's interviews may not allay fears about death. But reading them certainly encourages life while we have it."
"-The New York Times"
Whether it's "Working" or "The Great War," the legendary oral histories of Studs Terkel have offered indispensable insights into all areas of American life. Now, at eighty-eight, the Pulitzer Prize winner creates his most important work on a subject few can comfortably discuss: death.
Here, in the voices of people both esteemed and unknown, are wise words, meaningful memories, and compassionate predictions about the experience of life's end-and what may come after. A grad student explains how her two-year coma convinced her of the existence of reincarnation . . . A Hiroshima survivor reconciles her painful memories with the stoicism of her Japanese culture . . . Actress Uta Hagan expresses how her art is her religion and will be her legacy . . . Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler relives his World War II ordeal, after a torpedo left him in a lifeboat among injured and dying comrades . . . An AIDS counselor reveals why healthy gay men may require the most crucial psychological help . . . and a retired firefighter admits he "never felt so alive" as when he was doing his dangerous job.
From the sheer physical facts to the emotional realities to spiritual speculations, all aspects of death are openly expressed in this wonderful work, the stirring culmination of Studs Terkel's brilliant career.

In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living
In Lieu of Flowers
A Conversation for the Living
Paperback      ISBN: 0375714480

"Grieving is as natural as breathing, for if we have lived and loved, surely we will grieve. . . ."

Nancy Cobb meets death in the most vital of places-in the lives of everyday people-and in doing so has found a way to infuse this darkest subject with light. Her candor and refreshing perspective make the deaths of those she has loved-and death itself-a subject to explore rather than to avoid.

Cobb's personal experiences become a point of departure for what amounts to a longer conversation about loss. In telling stories about encounters with grief, Cobb opens us up to our own experiences, and she encourages us to accept and honor the "divine intersections" where the living meet the dying.
Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse
Getting to the Other Side of Grief
Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse
Paperback      ISBN: 080105821x

The authors, a clinical psychologist and a pastor and professor, offer comfort and guidance to those mourning their spouse's death. Both suffered the loss of a spouse at a relatively young age, and their empathy, combined with psychological insights, biblical observations, and male and female perspectives, help readers experience grief in the healthiest, most complete way.

The Family Handbook of Hospice Care
The Family Handbook of Hospice Care
Paperback      ISBN: 1577490908

Hospice Care is a comprehensive resource book for individuals and families seeking practical information and emotional support.

Healing After Loss:: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Healing After Loss:
Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
Paperback      ISBN: 0380773384

The classic guide for dealing with grief and loss

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.