On Death and Dying

What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,Ira Byock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476775540

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 7126

Explains the attitudes of the dying toward themselves and others and presents a humane approach to relieving the psychological suffering of the terminally ill and their families.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Life Lessons

Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life and Living

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross,David Kessler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476775532

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 466

A guide to living life in the moment uses lessons learned from the dying to help the living find the most enjoyment and happiness.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Health Assessment in Nursing

Author: Janet Weber,Jane Kelley

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781781604

Category: Medical

Page: 881

View: 722

Now in its Fourth Edition, Health Assessment in Nursing is a colorful, user-friendly introductory level health assessment text for RN-level students. Targeted to ADN and BSN programs, this text presumes no prior knowledge of health assessment and is part of a suite that includes Lab Manual to Accompany Health Assessment in Nursing, Nurses' Handbook of Health Assessment, and Weber & Kelley's Interactive Nursing Assessment. For this edition, the COLDSPA mnemonic, which guides students through investigation of symptoms, has been revised to show specific applications to content in each chapter. A sample application of COLDSPA is presented at the beginning of each chapter's Nursing History section, and another accompanies each case study. The Frail Elderly chapter has been streamlined, with a stronger focus on the normal variations associated with assessment of elderly clients. Includes DVD-ROM.
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TO LIVE UNTIL WE SAY GOOD BYE

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451664478

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 9956

Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whose books on death and dying have sold in the millions, now offers an extraordinary visual record of her work. Through the brilliant photographs of Mal Warshaw, To Live Until We Say Good-Bye gives a gripping, intimate view of Dr. Kübler-Ross's counseling work with terminally ill patients as she brings them to an acceptance of death.
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Inviting Death

Indian Attitude Towards the Ritual Death

Author: S. Settar

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004087903

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 8546

Posted in Religion

Living with Death and Dying

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439125281

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 896

In this compassionate and moving guide to communicating with the terminally ill, Dr. Elisabeth Küebler-Ross, the world's foremost expert on death and dying, shares her tools for understanding how the dying convey their innermost knowledge and needs. Expanding on the workshops that have made her famous and loved around the world, she shows us the importance of meaningful dialogue in helping patients to die with peace and dignity.
Posted in Psychology

The Caregiving Zone

Author: Peggy Flynn

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595850150

Category: Self-Help

Page: 108

View: 331

" a unique opportunity to learn about caregiving from a true veteran and practitioner of the art."-Jon D. Kaiser, M.D., Physician and Author of Healing HIV Coping with illness and dying is a challenge. How do we allocate resources? What are the rights and responsibilities of the sick and those tending them? Can the burdens of caregiving be blessings in disguise? In The Caregiving Zone, Peggy Flynn, founder and director of The Good Death Institute, describes the everyday challenges of caregiving. She encourages us to think about illness and death as incontrovertible realities that can be anticipated and made less burdensome for everyone involved. "Death is hard, but it doesn't have to be hideous." Using personal stories and reflections, Ms. Flynn illuminates life "in the Zone" with understanding and empathy. She suggests that individuals and families "take charge of the inevitable" by confronting their fears and preparing for illness and death before events overtake them. She envisions "a program designed for families or groups of friends who want to be proactive about the inevitable." The Caregiving Zone illustrates how both giving and receiving care can provide opportunities and rewards in addition to burdens. Sometimes, with insight, information and compassion, the benefits can outweigh the costs.
Posted in Self-Help

On Death and Dying

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684842238

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 286

View: 6353

Explains the attitudes of the dying toward themselves and others and presents a humane approach to relieving the psychological suffering of the terminally ill and their families
Posted in Family & Relationships

The Art of Business

A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists Starting on a Path to Self-Employment

Author: Emery H. Mikel

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007726

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 9755

Working as an independent contractor or in private practice is often the ideal scenario for creative therapists who want to control their own career and make decisions about the jobs and clients they take on. This practical guide to successful self-employment takes you through every step of the process, from coming up with the idea and marketing yourself, finding jobs, and interviewing, to maintaining jobs and what happens when you or your client want to end the job. Each chapter is packed with practical information and illustrative stories from the author's extensive experience of setting up her own art therapy business, considering all the likely obstacles you may face, and covering topics such as ethics and interns. This accessible companion contains all the information a creative therapist who wants to find work as an independent contractor will need to get started. It will be suitable for any level of experience and all creative therapists, including art, music, drama and dance therapists.
Posted in Psychology

Life Lessons

How Our Mortality Can Teach Us About Life And Living

Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471105121

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 406

If you only had a few days left, how would you live your life differently? Having now faced her own death the famous 'death and dying lady' takes on life and living, showing us how the lessons learned by many people - including herself - at the end, can teach us to improve and enjoy life at any time. Each one of us asks at some point, 'Is this really how I want to live my life?' This is a life-changing book, reminding us that the tragedy is not that life is short, but that we often see only in hindsight what really matters. LIFE LESSONS faces life's challenges, devoting a chapter to fourteen crucial areas: identity, love and relationships, loss and fear, power, time, tolerance, patience, surrender, guilt, happiness, play, creativity. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler have been to the edge of life, hundreds of times, with those who have died and those who have survived. They invite us to explore these stories, showing us a better way to live and the way towards a deeper happiness. This very positive and hopeful book is a unique way to see each life as meaningful and profound, as an authentic experience that can fulfil its potential.
Posted in Self-Help

Permission to Die

Candid Conversations about Death and Dying

Author: Eric Kramer,Kellie L. Kintz,Stuart Bagatell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692924211

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8019

PTD's Authors, a Neurologist, an Internist, a Clinical Psychotherapist and a Rabbi, attempt to advance the conversation that we've all never had about death-not someone else's death-not the stages of dealing with death-not the objective chemical reactions associated with death-but of our own, not be denied, impending exit from this life.
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When Sickness Heals

The Place of Religious Belief in Healthcare

Author: Siroj Sorajjakool

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 159947090X

Category: Medical

Page: 149

View: 338

In When Sickness Heals, Dr. Siroj Sorajjakool draws on more than ten years of studies on health benefits in relation to spirituality, especially focusing on the function of "meaning." He expounds on his theory that healing is primarily the function of meaning, and meaning transcends sickness and even death itself. He concludes that what people ultimately seek in life is the healing of their souls. Sorajjakool brings many Eastern and Western resources to his conversation on health, meaning, and healing. He incorporates the perspectives of theologians and philosophers like Paul Tillich, Carl Jung, Søren Kierkegaard, Raimundo Panikkar, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and John Macquarrie; as well as references to religious texts, including yin and yang, and alchemy. A clear, distinct understanding of spirituality in clinical contexts is presented, with an argument for the role of meaning in the healing process, based on evidence that there may be healing even in the face of death. Sorajjakool identifies the transitional processes people may go through as they seek to make sense of their experiences during a health crisis. He suggests an alternative approach to spiritual assessment and provides methods of spiritual care that speak to the soul.
Posted in Medical

A company of one

insecurity, independence, and the new world of white-collar unemployment

Author: Carrie M. Lane

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 4417

Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated layoffs have become part of working life. In A Company of One, Carrie M. Lane finds that the new culture of corporate employment, changes to the job search process, and dual-income marriage have reshaped how today's skilled workers view unemployment. Through interviews with seventy-five unemployed and underemployed high-tech white-collar workers in the Dallas area over the course of the 2000s, Lane shows that they have embraced a new definition of employment in which all jobs are temporary and all workers are, or should be, independent "companies of one." Following the experiences of individual jobseekers over time, Lane explores the central role that organized networking events, working spouses, and neoliberal ideology play in forging and reinforcing a new individualist, pro-market response to the increasingly insecure nature of contemporary employment. She also explores how this new perspective is transforming traditional ideas about masculinity and the role of men as breadwinners. Sympathetic to the benefits that this "company of one" ideology can hold for its adherents, Lane also details how it hides the true costs of an insecure workforce and makes collective and political responses to job loss and downward mobility unlikely.
Posted in Business & Economics

On Children and Death

Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439125422

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 1290

On Children and Death is a major addition to the classic works of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whose On Death and Dying and Living with Death and Dying have been continuing sources of strength and solace for tens of millions of devoted readers worldwide. Based on a decade of working with dying children, this compassionate book offers the families of dead and dying children the help -- and hope -- they need to survive. In warm, simple language, Dr. Kübler-Ross speaks directly to the fears, doubts, anger, confusion, and anguish of parents confronting the terminal illness or sudden death of a child.
Posted in Psychology

The Divorce Survival Guide: The Roadmap for Everything from Divorce Finance to Child Custody

Author: Calistoga Press

Publisher: Callisto Media Inc

ISBN: 1623153808

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

View: 1206

Answer all your pressing divorce questions with The Divorce Survival Guide. Facing a divorce can be overwhelming, as you confront complex questions about everything from finances to child custody to your emotional well-being. The Divorce Survival Guide walks you through every step of the divorce process with straightforward tips, techniques, and checklists. It outlines your legal, parental, and financial rights, and details common scenarios that may arise in the legal proceedings so that you can make informed and thoughtful decisions. Most important, The Divorce Survival Guide helps you through the complex emotional work of divorce, with tips on handling stress, and techniques for protecting and communicating with your children. The Divorce Survival Guide will be your practical guide to the divorce process, with: • An easy-to-follow guide to the initial divorce steps, including how to understand divorce laws and your legal rights • Information on protecting your finances, such as how to divide your property fairly, protect your credit, and uncover hidden assets • A helpful quiz to find out whether you should get an attorney, from the editors of The Divorce Survival Guide • Essential information for understanding custody, child support, and how to give your child emotional security • Practical techniques for reducing stress, understanding the emotional stages of divorce, and dealing with mutual relationships With The Divorce Survival Guide: The Roadmap for Everything from Divorce Finance to Child Custody, you’ll have the invaluable tools you need to make the best financial, practical, and emotional choices throughout your divorce.
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Counseling Ethics

Philosophical and Professional Foundations

Author: Christin Jungers, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC,Jocelyn Gregoire, CSSP, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108520

Category: Psychology

Page: 412

View: 7509

How can philosophy guide our understanding of and approach to counseling ethics and techniques? Moving beyond the standard review of ethical issues and basic problem solving, this highly engaging new text for counseling professionals features innovative, experiential activities and case studies that promote in-depth thinking about the ethical, moral, and legal issues often confronted by counseling professionals. The book is designed to help counselors develop an appreciation for and confidence in their preferred set of philosophical ethics and become ethically autonomous professionals. To this end, it examines a full range of philosophical approaches to ethics, such as the well-known concepts of ethics codes and laws, as well as the less familiar ideas of existential phenomenology, care ethics, and virtues. Featuring contributions from leading counselor educators and practitioners representing a wide range of expertise in counseling specialties and ethical practice, this text presents ethical practice from a positive, proactive point of view rather than from a reactive or fear-based stance. It provides a solid foundation in ethical decision making, critical thinking, and best practices that will enable counseling professionals to navigate the maze of ethical codes and standards of care, while confidently practicing in a consistently ethical manner. The accompanying Instructorís Manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate classroom activities and case study discussions, as well as a sample syllabus and a selection of quiz and essay questions to enhance studentsí understanding of each chapter. The text is congruent with relevant ethical codes and CACREP curriculum standards. Key Features: Provides activity-based learning regarding all the ethical standards and legal issues counselors will face Promotes in-depth critical thinking and a proactive, postitive approach to ethical and moral dilemmas Includes examples across all counseling settings and specialties Offers students multiple case examples that make ethical issues realistic and engaging Features Instructorís Manual offering sample syllabus and resources for course activities
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Pastoral Care in Hospitals

Author: Neville A. Kirkwood

Publisher: CPG

ISBN: 081922636X

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 4855

An essential handbook for bedside ministry, and for providing meaningful and enriching comfort to the sick and dying. Bringing comfort and concern to the seriously ill or injured is a challenge for lay people and clergy alike. In this practical guide, Neville Kirkwood shares wisdom gained from years of experience as a hospital chaplain–on the art of hospital visitation. This classic handbook, now updated, contains all the tools needed to address a variety of concerns: * Considering the privacy of the patient, and of friends and relatives * Realizing the time and place for prayer * Avoiding the pitfalls of bedside ministry * Imparting feelings of empathy and awareness * Handling depression, suffering, and despair * Understanding the non-verbal communications of the patient * Accepting when your services are not welcome * Acknowledging your own motivations Featuring additional sections addressed to clergy and trained lay pastoral workers, as well as those designed for lay volunteers, as well as a variety of exercises and prayers for specific circumstances, this is a “must-have resource for all who work with the sick and dying” (South Dakota Church News).
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