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Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life

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Publisher Comments:

From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well.

Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone.

This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to loved ones—and how to make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning.

Ira Byock is also the author of The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life.

Synopsis:

A Final Gifts for those who seek grace and wholeness as death approaches

 

Many books about death and dying relay illustrative stories of other peoples experiences. But Through the Dark Forest is the first to offer readers tools and exercises to help them begin the soul work that is preparing for death. Drawing on her thirty years of experience working with people who are imminently facing death, Carolyn Conger shows how active imagination, self-hypnosis, energy medicine, and dreamwork can enhance our final days. Older readers, the terminally ill, psychotherapists, clergy, and hospice and health care workers will welcome this profound and paradigm-shifting guide to the most difficult time of life.

Synopsis:

Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone. This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, and conflict. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, talk to loved ones—and make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning.
  • Exceptional praise from M. Scott Peck, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others
  • Dr. Byock is a nationally recognized leader in hospice care
  • The hospice community is comprised of over 5,000,000 professionals and volunteers
  • The tremendous success of How We Die (215,000 hc) and Final Gifts (150,000 pb) proves the market's viability

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285) and index.

About the Author

Ira Byock, M.D., has specialized for the past 18 years in caring for the dying and is director of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program to improve end-of-life care. Dr. Byock also serves as president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Table of Contents

Dying Well Introduction

One: Teaching About Living, Teaching About Dying

Seymour Byock

Two: Questioning Assumptions and Dawning Awareness

My Journey

Three: Learning to Die Well

Anne-Marie Wilson

Four: Suffering and Beyond

Douglas Kearney

Five: Finding Dignity amid Disease and Disintegration

Wallace Burke, Julia Rosauer, Hap Visscher

Six: The Hardest Decisions and The Greatest Opportunities

Janelle Haldeman

Seven: Writing a Personal Script for Dying

Steve Morris

Eight: Accepting the Gift of Dependence and the Burden of Care

Jake Edwards

Nine: Growing Within Tragedy

Michael Merseal

Ten: Facing Unbearable Pain, Unspeakable Losses

Terry Matthews

Eleven: Letting Go, Growing On

Maureen Riley

Twelve: Getting There from Here

Social and Cultural Dimensions

Appendix: Writing Your Family's Story

Questions and Answers

Resources

Further Reading

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573226578
Author:
Byock, Ira
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Author:
Byock, IRA
Author:
Byock, MD, Ira
Author:
Conger, Carolyn
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Terminally ill
Subject:
Death & Dying
Subject:
Thanatology
Subject:
Right to Die
Subject:
Attitude to death.
Subject:
Death -- Case studies.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Death -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Self-Help; Grief
Subject:
Health Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.46 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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A Final Gifts for those who seek grace and wholeness as death approaches

 

Many books about death and dying relay illustrative stories of other peoples experiences. But Through the Dark Forest is the first to offer readers tools and exercises to help them begin the soul work that is preparing for death. Drawing on her thirty years of experience working with people who are imminently facing death, Carolyn Conger shows how active imagination, self-hypnosis, energy medicine, and dreamwork can enhance our final days. Older readers, the terminally ill, psychotherapists, clergy, and hospice and health care workers will welcome this profound and paradigm-shifting guide to the most difficult time of life.

"Synopsis" by ,
Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone. This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, and conflict. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, talk to loved ones—and make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning.
  • Exceptional praise from M. Scott Peck, The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others
  • Dr. Byock is a nationally recognized leader in hospice care
  • The hospice community is comprised of over 5,000,000 professionals and volunteers
  • The tremendous success of How We Die (215,000 hc) and Final Gifts (150,000 pb) proves the market's viability
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