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Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life

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For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the coauthor of the classic bestseller Final Gifts passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts—her patients. Here is the guide we all need to understanding the special needs of the dying and those who care for them.

In her work with thousands of families, Maggie Callanan has witnessed the tears, the love—and the confusion and conflict—this final passage can evoke. Now, with honesty, compassion, and even humor, she empowers patients and their families to write the last chapter of their lives with less fear, less pain, and more control—so that all involved can focus their energies on creating the best possible ending.

From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a spouse, to helping a dying mother prepare her children to carry on without her, Callanan’s poignant stories illustrate new ways to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of this difficult and precious time. She brings welcome clarity to medical and ethical concerns, explaining what to expect at every stage. Each brief chapter also conveys a home truth about making crucial treatment decisions, supporting the patient’s dignity and individuality, and lightening the burden on caregivers.

Final Journeys is designed to be your companion, resource, and advocate. From diagnosis through the final hours, it will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and create the peaceful end we all hope for.

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A nurse and expert in hospice care draws on personal experience with real patients and families to furnish important information and advice on how to deal with the end of life, guiding readers through the process of making crucial decisions while dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of dying to provide a legacy of good memories and comfort. By the coauthor of Final Gifts. 25,000 first printing.

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For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the co

About the Author

Maggie Callanan, R.N., has specialized in the care of the dying since 1981. She lectures widely to lay and professional audiences on death and dying, bereavement, and hospice care. She lives on the new England coast.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553904239
Subtitle:
A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Maggie Callanan
Author:
Callanan, Maggie
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Eldercare
Subject:
Terminal care
Subject:
Terminally ill
Subject:
Terminally ill -- Family relationships.
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Caregiving
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Death and Dying
Subject:
Self-Help; Grief
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080325
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Grief

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"Synopsis" by , A nurse and expert in hospice care draws on personal experience with real patients and families to furnish important information and advice on how to deal with the end of life, guiding readers through the process of making crucial decisions while dealing with the physical and emotional challenges of dying to provide a legacy of good memories and comfort. By the coauthor of Final Gifts. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now the co
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