Dying: A Guide for Helping and Coping
"Dying" is a guide to not only dealing with the death of loved ones, but an exploration of facing one's own death. It is a book designed to amplify and challenge one's own perception of the dying process and death itself in order to allay fears and help one, hopefully, to build a richer spiritual foundation.
It is a practical book designed to teach tools for honest and open communication between the dying and one's family and friends, a book that offers suggestions on everything from the most challenging and painful aspects such as bereavement to the everyday choices of pain alleviation, funerals, hospital stays, alternative treatment, financial problems, and caring at home for the terminally ill.
Throughout the book, Dr. Shepard utilizes not only the perceptions of sages throughout the ages, but his own interviews with both dying patients and families which are moving, comforting, and enlightening.
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