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Saying goodbye to someone you love : your emotional journey through end of life and grief / Norine Dresser, Fredda Wasserman.

By: Dresser, Norine [author.].
Contributor(s): Wasserman, Fredda [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : DemosHealth, c2010Description: xix, 210 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781932603859 .Subject(s): Terminally ill | Attitude to Death | Death | Grief -- Personal Narratives | Death -- Psychological aspects | Grief | BereavementDDC classification: 155.9/37
Contents:
Elephant in the room -- Conversation -- "H" word -- Caregiver challenges -- Celebrating life -- Preparing to say goodbye -- Final moments -- Funerals -- Memorials -- Grieving -- What about the children? -- Supporting those who grieve -- Creating your new life -- Discussion guide.
Summary: This book consists of moving narratives about end of life and grief complemented by practical guidelines for those caring for their loved ones through the last stages of life. For those who are grieving, it shows how others have navigated through the emotions and reactions that characterize the grief process.--From back cover.
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Named a 2010 Self Help Best Book by Library Journal <p> 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. </p> <p>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.</p> Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love empowers readers by<br> Bringing compassion and awareness to end of life issues<br> Providing examples of loving care at the moment of death<br> illuminating uncharted territory<br> Demonstrating how others cope<br> Demystifying the grief process<br> Inspiring hope<br> 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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-201) and index.

Elephant in the room -- Conversation -- "H" word -- Caregiver challenges -- Celebrating life -- Preparing to say goodbye -- Final moments -- Funerals -- Memorials -- Grieving -- What about the children? -- Supporting those who grieve -- Creating your new life -- Discussion guide.

This book consists of moving narratives about end of life and grief complemented by practical guidelines for those caring for their loved ones through the last stages of life. For those who are grieving, it shows how others have navigated through the emotions and reactions that characterize the grief process.--From back cover.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. ix)
  • Preface from Norine Dresser (p. xi)
  • Preface from Fredda Wasserman (p. xiii)
  • Acknowledgments (p. xv)
  • Life's Inevitable Journey (p. xix)
  • 1 Elephant in the Room (p. 1)
  • 2 The Conversation (p. 11)
  • 3 The "H" Word (p. 25)
  • 4 Caregiver Challenges (p. 35)
  • 5 Celebrating Life (p. 53)
  • 6 Preparing to Say Goodbye (p. 63)
  • 7 Final Moments (p. 79)
  • 8 Funerals (p. 95)
  • 9 Memorials (p. 115)
  • 10 Grieving (p. 127)
  • 11 What About the Children? (p. 151)
  • 12 Supporting Those Who Grieve (p. 171)
  • 13 Creating Your New Life (p. 183)
  • Discussion Guide (p. 197)
  • Resources (p. 199)
  • Index (p. 203)

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Library Journal Review

Death is part of life. Thus, Dresser (Multicultural Manners) and licensed marriage/family therapist Wasserman write to provide a new perspective on the challenges of caring for the dying and living with grief. Interspersing narratives and psychological advice, the authors write frankly about the initial conversation on impending death, the final moments, and grieving. They spend a hefty chapter helping the caretaker focus on self-care and discuss how to respond to insensitive health-care professionals. The authors touch on everything from spiritual services to memorials. Verdict A superb book, offering everything one needs to know and more.-Deborah Bigelow, Leonia P.L., NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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