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Crossing Over: Narratives of Palliative Care

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Crossing Over provides a unique view of patients, families, and their caregivers striving together to maintain comfort and hope in the face of incurable illness. The narratives weave together emotions, physical symptoms, spiritual concerns, and the stresses of family life, as well as the professional and personal challenges of providing hospice and palliative care. Based on a vast amount of participant-observation and in-depth interviews, Crossing Over moves far beyond dry technical manuals for symptom control, and tired clichés about death with dignity, to depict the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the daily in patients homes and the palliative care unit. It captures the breathtaking diversity of people's aspirations and ideals as they face death, and the views of the professionals who care for them. Anger and fear, tenderness and reconciliation, jealousy and love, social support and falling through the cracks, unexpected courage and unshakable faith-- all of these are part of facing death in late twentieth-century North America, and this book brings them to life in an extraordinary portrait of the processes of giving and receiving palliative care.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I: NARRATIVES

2. Raymond Hynes: When the Storm of a Lifetime Really Hits in Mid-Dance

3. Albert Hoffer: Bonds Through Thick and Thin

4. Klara Bergman: Burdens from the Past

5. Frances Legendre: The Price of a Death Bed of One's Own

6. Shamira Cook: Who am I?

7. Rose Picard: I'm Allowed to be Happy Even Though I'm Dying

8. Victor Sloski: I Want to Die at Home

9. Leonard Patterson: Jagged Edges

10. Miriam Lambert: Total Pain and the Despair of an Unlived Life

11. Sadie Fineman: A Question of Denial

12. Stanley Gray: Like Lazarus, He Came Back From the Dead

13. Martin Roy: Trying to Live and Die Well

14. Richard Johnson: Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night

15. Jenny Doyle: Do I Really Belong In A Hospice Program Yet?

16. Jasmine Claude: A Study in Faith

17. Katie Melnick: Living and Dying With God

18. Susan Mulroney: A Private Matter

19. Costas Metrakis: It Was Not A Peaceful Death

20. Joey Court: The Death of a Child

21. Paula Ferrari: Another Triumph of the Spiritual Over the Practical

Part II: SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

22. Research Methods

23. Questions and Commentaries

24. Index of Themes

25. Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195123432
Subtitle:
Narratives of Palliative Care
Author:
Barnard, David
Author:
null, Anna M.
Author:
Towers, Anna
Author:
null, Yanna
Author:
Yanna Lambrinidou
Author:
null, David
Author:
Anna M. Towers
Author:
null, Patricia
Author:
Boston, Patricia
Author:
Towers, Anna M.
Author:
Lambrinidou, Yanna
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Terminal care
Subject:
Eldercare
Subject:
Anesthesiology
Subject:
Oncology
Subject:
Palliative treatment
Subject:
Nursing - Oncology & Cancer
Subject:
Medicine | Palliative Medicine
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Series Volume:
no. 98-559
Publication Date:
20000302
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 pt. type
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.1 x 1 in 1.469 lb

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