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The Art of Dying: The Only Book for Persons Facing Their Own Death

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ISBN13: 9780312167769
ISBN10: 0312167768
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The only book written for the dying person, this life-enhancing guide helps one resolve the physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns unique to this "end time"

Dying is something we all must do. The Art of Dying shows us how to do it well. Practical and encouraging, it leads the reader through the conflicts we all seek to resolve in the end. Author Patricia Weenolsen, Ph.D., has helped thousands of men and women struggle with these universal yet taboo issues. In The Art of Dying she shares their expertise — and hers — on what to expect and how to prepare, plan, maintain control, rehearse, and gradually transform ourselves from a physical existence to a spiritual one. With the help of case histories, exercises, and Weenolsen's own warm yet straightforward advice, we learn to integrate the many gifts that death and dying bestow upon us, and that enrich our remaining time on earth.

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The Art of Dying shows us how to do it well. Practical and encouraging in tone, it leads us through the conflicts we all seek to resolve in our "end time"--from early physical concerns about pain and changes in appearance; to emotional concerns over relatives and reconciliation; to psychological concerns over loss of control and loss of identity; to spiritual concerns and the need to feel that our life has had meaning. Author Patricia Weenolsen, Ph.D., has helped thousands of men and women struggle with these universal yet seldom-discussed issues. With the help of case histories, exercises, and Weenolsen's own warm yet straightforward advice, we learn to integrate the many positive gifts that death and dying bestow upon us.

About the Author

Patricia Weenolsen, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in life-span development and death and dying. Over the past two decades she has conducted research and taught at several universities, among them the University of California at Santa Cruz and Chicago State. Her first book, Transcendence of Loss over the Life Span is a classic in the field. She has counseled thousands of bereaved and terminally ill persons, and has led seminars and workshops on dying, loss and related topics. Dr. Weenolsen has appeared on the Today Show, the Joan Rivers Show, and National Public Radio. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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bruce66, June 12, 2006 (view all comments by bruce66)
It takes a lot of courage to give this book to somebody who needs it sooner rather than later.

I bought it for a relative who probably has less than two years of life remaining, but she hasn't accepted that possibility yet, and I won't challenge her denial by giving her this book.

I read the book over the weekend: WOW!

It is clear the author has been dealing with end of life issues for several decades. She has provided a framework for thoughtful analysis of your personal end game without sounding preachy or overbearing; she is empathetic without any saccharine cheerleading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312167769
Subtitle:
The Only Book for Persons Facing Their Own Death
Foreword:
Siegel, Bernie S.
Author:
Weenolsen, Patricia
Author:
Patricia Weenolsen, Ph.D.
Author:
Smith, M. Brewster
Author:
Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.
Author:
Weenolsen, Patricia , Ph.D.
Author:
Siegel, Bernie S., M.D.
Author:
Siegel, Bernie S.
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Death & Dying
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19970915
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.30x5.54x.86 in. .83 lbs.

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The Art of Dying shows us how to do it well. Practical and encouraging in tone, it leads us through the conflicts we all seek to resolve in our "end time"--from early physical concerns about pain and changes in appearance; to emotional concerns over relatives and reconciliation; to psychological concerns over loss of control and loss of identity; to spiritual concerns and the need to feel that our life has had meaning. Author Patricia Weenolsen, Ph.D., has helped thousands of men and women struggle with these universal yet seldom-discussed issues. With the help of case histories, exercises, and Weenolsen's own warm yet straightforward advice, we learn to integrate the many positive gifts that death and dying bestow upon us.

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