Author : Katy Butler
Publisher : Scribner
Release : 2019-02-19
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781501135316
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help

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DESCRIPTION : A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door. The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist and prominent end-of-life speaker Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. This handbook of step by step preparations—practical, communal, physical, and sometimes spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with her, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This down-to-earth manual for living, aging, and dying with meaning and even joy is based on Butler’s own experience caring for aging parents, as well as hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated a fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths. It also draws on interviews with nationally recognized experts in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, hospice, and other medical specialties. Inspired by the medieval death manual Ars Moriendi, or the Art of Dying, The Art of Dying Well is the definitive update for our modern age, and illuminates the path to a better end of life.

Author : John Wyatt
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2018-08-07
Pages : 192
ISBN : 9781783594856
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : John Wyatt examines the "art of dying," a Christian tradition from the past. We see opportunities for dying well and faithfully, real-world examples of personal growth, and instances of reconciliation and personal healing in relationships. This is a book for those who are facing death as well as their relatives, friends, and caretakers.

Author : Ira Byock
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1998
Pages : 299
ISBN : 1573226572
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Family & Relationships

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DESCRIPTION : Explores the important emotional work accomplished in the final months of life and offers advice on dealing with doctors, talking with friends and relatives, and mananging end-of-life care

Author : Ira Byock
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1998-03-01
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9781101500286
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Medical

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DESCRIPTION : From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well. Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone. This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in the face of tragedy, pain, medical drama, and conflict. Through the true stories of patients, he shows us that a lot of important emotional work can be accomplished in the final months, weeks, and even days of life. It is a companion for families, showing them how to deal with doctors, how to talk to loved ones—and how to make the end of life as meaningful and enriching as the beginning. Ira Byock is also the author of The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author : Cicero
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2012-07-05
Pages : 240
ISBN : 9780718194017
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero's philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through careful observation of the world. The resulting works remind us of the importance of social ties, the questions of free will, and the justification of any creative endeavour. This lively, lucid new translation from Thomas Habinek, editor of Classical Antiquity and the Classics and Contemporary Thought book series, makes Cicero's influential ideas accessible to every reader.

Author : Rueben Job
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Pages : 67
ISBN : 0687466709
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Family & Relationships

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DESCRIPTION : A program helping participants" "face the benefits and limitations of aging and end of life decisions with hope and purpose. Living Fully, Dying Well is a resource for anyone who wants to ponder his/her faith and mortality, and to find meaning in all phases of life.

Author : Ira Byock
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-06-10
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781476748535
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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DESCRIPTION : Updated with stories from people who have been inspired by the original text, a guide to connecting with what matters most identifies four phrases for honoring relationships, letting go of unhealthy emotions, and living life fully.

Author : MaryEllen O'Brien
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2001
Pages : 142
ISBN : 1580511082
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Family & Relationships

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DESCRIPTION : Structured like a stational liturgy, Living Well & Dying Well calls us to stop and face the five spiritual crises--faith, despair, impatience, pride, and greed--and five remedies--inspiration, hope, patience, humility, and generosity--that are pivotal moments on the journey of life and death. Along with each of these remedies, O'Brien offers meditations, prayers, and a summons to communal support. This latter piece is crucial--living well and dying well requires us to love and accompany one another in our journeys.

Author : Edward W. Bastian
Publisher : Sounds True
Release : 2009-06-01
Pages : 352
ISBN : 1591798388
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help

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DESCRIPTION : “How can you take the fear of death and turn it into something profound, something positive? What is the alchemy that allows someone who is in a metaphorical desert to turn around and see a flower?”—Tina L. Staley “Death—the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.”—Sir Walter Scott Most of us try to avoid thinking about death until the moment we come face-to-face with it. But when we have the courage to accept our inevitable mortality—and even to contemplate it actively, as a spiritual practice—we open the door to living fully, joyfully, and in complete presence. Living Fully, Dying Well is an investigation into the challenge each of us faces—to embrace all of life, from the beginning to the end. When death approaches, many of us undergo a profound transformation—we let go of old distractions and focus with new clarity on what gives our life meaning. Yet we can invite these profound “deathbed revelations” at any point in our lives by engaging in an honest inquiry into our own mortality. Living Fully, Dying Well provides a doorway to begin your own exploration of the mysteries of death—from the cultural myths about dying, to the personal fears we all share, to the question of what becomes of us beyond this life. Living Fully, Dying Well unfolds as a dialogue between spiritual leaders and medical healers, each of whom brings their own unique perspective to the universal human experience of death. These luminaries offer their stories, their insights, and their most valuable practices, all to transform death from a source of fear to an opportunity to reveal the true richness of your life. Living Fully, Dying Well has received the following awards: 2010 Gold Independent Publishers Award (IPPY)—Aging/Death & Dying 2010 Gold Nautilus Award—Grieving/Death & Dying 2010 Gold Living Now Award—Grieving/Death & Dying

Author : Judy Stevens-Long Phd
Publisher : Fielding University Press
Release : 2018-07-09
Pages : 258
ISBN : 0986393061
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category :

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DESCRIPTION : Attitudes to death and dying are changing in the United States. Today, we are living longer, yet with the acute awareness that what we do now will affect our remaining time. Prompted by a big push from baby boomers, our society is moving towards a culture that provides a greater array of positive choices in the final phase of our lives. This should inspire all of us to find new ways to create joy and comfort until the very last moment of life. Written by Social Sciences Professor Dr. Judy Stevens-Long, author of the bestselling book Adult Life, with Dr. Dohrea Bardell, a Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation, this book contains all the information you need to ensure that the last years of your life, or the life of someone you love, will be as satisfying, comfortable, and as productive as possible.