Caring and Coping When Your Loved One Is Seriously Ill

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Beacon Press, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 222 pages
When someone you care about develops a serious illness, your own world is often turned upside down as well. In his gentle, straightforward style, Earl Grollman shows how you can best support the person who is ill—and handle your own emotions, too. A completely updated resource section lists organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
 

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Contents

Should I Tell the Truth?
39
Your Loved Ones Needs
59
Your Childrens Needs
83
Settings
89
Helping Yourself
107
Helping Your Loved One
121
Helping Each Other
139
Decisions Near the End of Life
153
A Decalogue for Helping the Seriously III
163
Vital Information Concerning the Seriously III
171
Where to Go for Help
179
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About the author (1995)

Earl A. Grollman, a pioneer in the field of crisis intervention, was rabbi of the Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, Massachusetts, for 36 years. A certified death educator and counselor, he was cited as "Hero of The Heartland" for his work with the families and volunteers of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Dr. Grollman has spoken at many colleges, clergy institutes, seminaries, physicians' forums, and hospital nursing associations, and has frequently addressed support groups such as The Compassionate Friends and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He has also appeared on numerous national television and radio programs, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Children's Journal, All Things Considered, and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He was featured on National Public Radio's TheEnd of Life- Exploring Death in Americaseries in the roundtable discussion on grief and bereavement.

He is the author of several books including Living When a Loved One Has Died, Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers, and Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide.

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