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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.
Summary: By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.
A book about death and grief with a religious background and message.
"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…
Written by two hospice nurses. Helps families understand and communicate with terminally ill patients.
Wishes ; History ; What's next? ; Hope ; Magic ; Conflict ; 100 things ; Conversation ; Why? ; Credits
"This is the story of an Ojibway boy who, on hearing the call of a Loon, remembers a story long ago. Mishomis (meaning grandfather in Ojibway) comes to a peaceful restful lake surrounded by tall, ancient trees. The place is tranquil because it is sacred, and the Loon is calling because it is time f…
"An expanded edition of this classic book on grief and loss--with a new preface and epilogue loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a …
Includes effects of culture in end-of-life situations, ethical considerations, mental health issues, depression, the needs of caregivers, recommendations to improve psychosocial care.
About the lessons we can learn about living from those who are dying.
Contents: ; Children's grief-why it's unique -- Companioning children through grief -- When a parent dies -- When a sibling dies -- When a grandparent dies -- When a pet dies -- When a friend or classmate dies -- When someone dies by suicide -- When someone dies by homicide or manslaughter -- When …