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Death Without Denial Grief Without Apology: A Guide for Facing Death and Loss

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When her husband was dying from prostate cancer, Governor Barbara Roberts had to look inside herself to survive. What she found in that journey fills the pages of this frank but inspiring book, written for both the patient facing death and those he or she leaves behind.

Review:

"Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology teaches us how to be advocates for ourselves and for our loved ones when we face a life-threatening illness. Barbara Roberts provides accurate and timely information that will help us make good, end-of-life decisions for ourselves or for someone we love. This is a touching story about love and loss, and grief and growth. Roberts's book tells the story that hospice people know needs to be told." Ann Jackson, Executive Director, Oregon Hospice

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"This book is for anyone who is facing the prospect of life's final chapter — either for themselves, or a loved one. The reader will walk away feeling someone does understand what he or she may be going through, and that there are answers on how to walk through the experience of death with dignity. As a physician who treated over one thousand HIV patients, and more recently as a patient with metastatic colon cancer, I have found the topics of grief and death can often marginalize us at a time when we desperately need compassion, understanding, and practical advice. Governor Roberts tackles this least understood and most shunned universal experience — death — with incredible grace and wisdom." R. Scott Hitt, M.D., President of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, Past Chair of the Presidential Advisory on HIV/AIDS

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"Americans have a lot of attitude about grief; what doesn't work for them is labeled 'morbid,' 'macabre,' or 'weird.' Roberts's overriding message is that there isn't one right way to express sorrow and that people should be allowed to use whatever rituals or comforts they need, for as long as they need, without censure. Formerly governor of Oregon, Roberts tells the story of her husband's death from lung cancer simply, unhesitatingly, and without wallowing in bathos. She chronicles Frank's last days, including their experience with hospice. Most importantly, she shares her own, very personal, secrets of how she mourned. By allowing the reader that access, she drives home her points. Recommended for public libraries and those academic libraries serving social work and thanatology programs." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

When her husband was dying from prostate cancer, former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts had to look inside herself to survive. What she found in that journey fills the pages of this frank but inspiring book. Written for both the patient facing death and those he or she leaves behind, Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology shows readers how to abandon the silence that too often accompanies these natural processes and find peace within them. Chapter titles include “A Culture in Denial,” “Hospice,” “Permission to Be Weird,” “The Long Slow Climb Back,” and “Reaching Out to Others.”

About the Author

When former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts's husband, Frank Roberts, was dying from lung cancer, she had to look inside herself as well as beyond herself to find ways to survive what felt unbearable. What Barbara Roberts learned during the final year of her husband's life, and her subsequent years of grieving, fill the pages of this honest and inspiring new book.

Barbara Roberts was the Governor of Oregon from 1991 through 1995, and during that time Oregon was recognized by Financial World Magazine as the seventh best-managed state in the nation. Roberts now teaches at Portland State University as an associate director of Leadership Development, and prior to that she taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Presently, Roberts serves on the board of trustees for several major nonprofit organizations, including the Oregon Hospice Association, the Human Rights Campaign, and the advisory council of Oregon's Compassion in Dying. This is her first book.

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t.prince, October 17, 2008 (view all comments by t.prince)
Beautifully written with helpful information about Hospice and end of life care with a loved one. I especially appreciated the ideas about grieving. Gov. Roberts talks about how grieving is necessary and helpful, yet society wants people to move on much too quickly and has firm ideas about appropriate ways to grieve.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780939165438
Foreword:
Jackson, Ann
Author:
Jackson, Ann
Foreword by:
Jackson, Ann
Foreword:
Jackson, Ann
Author:
Roberts, Barbara K.
Publisher:
NewSage Press
Location:
Troutdale, Or.
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
Death / Grief / Consolation
Subject:
Terminally ill
Subject:
Loss
Subject:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Self-Help; Grief
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
100
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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"Review" by , "Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology teaches us how to be advocates for ourselves and for our loved ones when we face a life-threatening illness. Barbara Roberts provides accurate and timely information that will help us make good, end-of-life decisions for ourselves or for someone we love. This is a touching story about love and loss, and grief and growth. Roberts's book tells the story that hospice people know needs to be told."
"Review" by , "This book is for anyone who is facing the prospect of life's final chapter — either for themselves, or a loved one. The reader will walk away feeling someone does understand what he or she may be going through, and that there are answers on how to walk through the experience of death with dignity. As a physician who treated over one thousand HIV patients, and more recently as a patient with metastatic colon cancer, I have found the topics of grief and death can often marginalize us at a time when we desperately need compassion, understanding, and practical advice. Governor Roberts tackles this least understood and most shunned universal experience — death — with incredible grace and wisdom." R. Scott Hitt, M.D., President of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, Past Chair of the Presidential Advisory on HIV/AIDS
"Review" by , "Americans have a lot of attitude about grief; what doesn't work for them is labeled 'morbid,' 'macabre,' or 'weird.' Roberts's overriding message is that there isn't one right way to express sorrow and that people should be allowed to use whatever rituals or comforts they need, for as long as they need, without censure. Formerly governor of Oregon, Roberts tells the story of her husband's death from lung cancer simply, unhesitatingly, and without wallowing in bathos. She chronicles Frank's last days, including their experience with hospice. Most importantly, she shares her own, very personal, secrets of how she mourned. By allowing the reader that access, she drives home her points. Recommended for public libraries and those academic libraries serving social work and thanatology programs."
"Synopsis" by ,
When her husband was dying from prostate cancer, former Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts had to look inside herself to survive. What she found in that journey fills the pages of this frank but inspiring book. Written for both the patient facing death and those he or she leaves behind, Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology shows readers how to abandon the silence that too often accompanies these natural processes and find peace within them. Chapter titles include “A Culture in Denial,” “Hospice,” “Permission to Be Weird,” “The Long Slow Climb Back,” and “Reaching Out to Others.”
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