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Explores the extent to which hope features in the experience of patients with chronic and terminal illnesses; the importance of hope in enabling patients, families, friends, and physicians to meet the challenges of serious illness; the various forms that hope can take; and the role of the physician…
The narrator remembers being a baby and being given a button blanket by Aunt Mary. Aunt Mary comes to live with the family when the narrator is five and she is seriously ill and dying. She sings a song to the young child who is afraid of death but does not understand its meaning. After the death of…
Badger's friends are overwhelmed with their loss when he dies. By sharing their memories of his gifts, they find the strength to face the future with hope.
What if you could use cancer to evolve more fully into love? David Maginley has been there --- four times. His cancer led to a near-death experience and a career helping thousands face this disease. Through profound storytelling, David brings you to the core of the cancer journey to discover the he…
The Bright Hour is the memoir of Nina Rigg, following a diagnosis of terminal breast cancer. "With the lyricism of poetry and a voice that never trades on simple grief, 'The Bright Hour' celebrates living -- living well, living fully -- and the transcendent combination of light and darkness that ma…
Discusses basic characteristics of children's understanding of death and reactions to loss and suggests ways of responding to children's concerns. Looks at children up to 6 years, 6-10 years, adolescent and at individual's differences. Includes questionnaires and check lists
"The doula approach to death offers opportunities to explore the meaning of a life and to convey that meaning through legacy work. Based on the model of care provided by birth doulas, it emphasized thoughtful planning for how the last days should look, sound, and feel ... and provides emotional and…
Chasing daylight is the inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelly, written in the three-and -a-half months between his terminal diagnosis with a brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Interweaving details of his illness with reflections on life, death and success, this passiona…
Wishes ; History ; What's next? ; Hope ; Magic ; Conflict ; 100 things ; Conversation ; Why? ; Credits
Booklet covers topics such as making choices; talking with health professionals; symptom relief; coping with feelings; advance planning; talking to others; and looking for meaning in life and death.
Originally broadcast on December 10, 2003 on ABC News program Nightlines.
Includes information about bringing the dying person home; solving problems of caregiving; community support; social support; the well-being of the caregiver; how death occurs; and grieving after the loved one’s death. Includes stories from people who have cared for a dying person.
This book is comprised of a series columns by Sue Hendler which appeared bi-weekly in her hometown newspaper, The Kingston Whig-Standard, between 2008 - 2009.