A Gentle Death: Personal Caregiving to the Terminally Ill

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9780936389011: A Gentle Death: Personal Caregiving to the Terminally Ill

Book by Callari, Elizabeth S.

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It is a commonplace by now that as a society we fall to provide adequate comfort and care to the dying. Whether as an expression of our fear or a result of real indifference, we shrink from the dying as if nothing momentous were happening to them, as if they were beings without interests or feelings. Author Callari, R.N., former Director of Nursing Service for the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Hospice and Founder and Executive Director of the Center For Awakening, provides an excellent and sensitively written guide for those who give care to the terminally ill. Callarl alerts us to the need to help open communication between the patient and caregiver in order to eliminate the loneliness and sense of abandonment that the patient often feels. Her primary concern is for the patient's physical and emotional well-being. The book contains anecdotes about the deaths of some of her patients as they finished their final business in life (some even making arrangements for their own funerals) and then peacefully letting go of living. Finally, she discusses the grief process in the survivors, suggesting that the bereaved can begin to detach and get on with their lives when they honestly acknowledge the wide range of feelings they had toward the dead person.While the book is nicely written and thoughtful, the author's calm acceptance of death comes from her own view that death is a transitional stage to another life. Unfortunatley, the more skeptical among us will not experience the same comfort. Recommended for general readers and health care providers. -- From Independent Publisher

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