Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love: Your Emotional Journey Through End of Life and Grief

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Demos Medical Publishing, May 12, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 186 pages
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Named a 2010 Self Help Best Book by Library Journal

Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love consists of moving narratives about end of life and grief. These personal histories are complemented by practical guidelines for those caring for their loved ones through the last stages of life. For those who are grieving, the true-to-life-stories demonstrate how others have navigated through the tidal wave of emotions and reactions that characterize the grief process. For health care professionals and those who are offering support to grievers, Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love provides a new perspective on the challenges of caring for the dying and living with grief.

Hundreds of poignant, touching, loving, humorous personal experiences address readers' concerns and curiosity about how others have faced life's final chapter with love and dignity. Specific issues include talking about death, hospice, funerals, grieving, and celebrating life.

Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love empowers readers by
  • Bringing compassion and awareness to end of life issues
  • Providing examples of loving care at the moment of death
  • illuminating uncharted territory
  • Demonstrating how others cope
  • Demystifying the grief process
  • Inspiring hope
  • The narratives and advice in Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love benefits family members, friends and health care professionals as they travel the emotional journey through end of life and grief.
 

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User Review  - memasmb - LibraryThing

This book was received from LibraryThing under the Members Giveaway program. While acknowledging the reluctance of many people to discuss death, this book can assist people to face the reality of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - HilaryEvans83 - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this book. I had a friend commit suicide years ago and lost two grandpas and two friends who were way too young in the last decade. I had suffered from depression, guilt, and anxiety ... Read full review

Contents

1 Elephant in the Room
1
2 The Conversation
11
3 The H Word
25
4 Caregiver Challenges
35
5 Celebrating Life
53
6 Preparing to Say Goodbye
63
7 Final Moments
79
8 Funerals
95
10 Grieving
127
11 What About the Children?
151
12 Supporting Those Who Grieve
171
13 Creating Your New Life
183
Discussion Guide
197
Resources
199
Index
203
Copyright

9 Memorials
115

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