Author : Peter Fenwick
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 2008-08-26
Pages : 264
ISBN : 0826499236
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : A new book to help the dying, their loved ones and their health care workers better understand the dying process and to come to terms with death itself. The Art of Dying is a contemporary version of the medieval Ars Moriendi--a manual on how to achieve a good death. Peter Fenwick is an eminent neuropsychiatrist, academic and expert on disorders of the brain. His most compelling and provocative research has been into the end of life phenomena, including near-death experiences and deathbed visions of the dying person, as well as the experiences of hospice and palliative care workers and relatives of dying people. Dr. Fenwick believes that consciousness may be independent of the brain and so able to survive the death of the brain, a theory which has divided the scientific community. The "problem with death" is deeply rooted in our culture and the social organization of death rituals. Fenwick believes that with serious engagement and through further investigation of these phenomena, he can help change attitudes so that we in the West can face up to death, and embrace it as a significant and sacred part of life. We have become used to believing that we have to shield each other from the idea of death. Fear of death means we view it as something to be fought every step of the way. Aimed at a broad popular readership, The Art of Dying looks at how other cultures have dealt with death and the dying process (The Tibetan "death system", Swedenborg, etc.) and compares this with phenomena reported through recent scientific research. It describes too the experiences of health care workers who are involved with end of life issues who feel that they need a better understanding of the dying process, and more training in how to help their patients die well by overcoming the common barriers to a good death, such as unfinished business and unresolved emotions of guilt or hate. From descriptions of the phenomena encountered by the dying and those around them, to mapping out ways in which we can die a "good death", this book is an excellent basis for helping people come to terms with death.

Author : Patricia Weenolsen
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2016-02-02
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9781504029186
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : “The Art of Dying speaks to modern readers with refreshing frankness and wit. It covers the subject thoroughly, from how to inform relatives of impending death, to coping with pain and fear, to death rituals, to preparing for a possible afterlife or, depending on one’s viewpoint, the end of it all.” —Publishers Weekly “Along with our caring presence, this book may be the finest gift we can give someone facing the last stage of life.” —Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People “Dr. Weenolsen . . . doesn’t duck the tough questions.” —M. Brewster Smith, PhD, former president, American Psychological Association “This book gives the same things a good support group does—compassionate sympathy and practical advice for people sharing pain. It will be a godsend.” —Rebecca Brown, author of Gifts of the Body “Begins with ‘the day you receive the diagnosis’ and the sudden realization that ‘never again will you be as you were. Even if by some miracle you heal, it will be only temporary.’ Weenolsen takes the panic and paralysis out of such news through wise, aggressive, no-holds-barred approaches.” —Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle “A book everyone can benefit from reading.” —Nancy Pearl, author of More Book Lust “Also for family and friends of dying persons, for professionals in the health-care fields, and for those who train them.” —Hannelore Wass, PhD, founding editor, Death Studies

Author : Katy Butler
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-02-19
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9781501135323
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Self-Help

READ FREE

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 : Rob Moll
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2013-11-21
Pages : 192
ISBN : 0830867171
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. Here Moll explores these traditions and provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers

Author : Ambrose Parry
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2019-08-29
Pages : 416
ISBN : 9781786896728
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Fiction

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. But it is not just the deaths that dismay the esteemed Dr James Simpson - a whispering campaign seeks to blame him for the death of a patient in suspicious circumstances. Simpson's protg Will Raven and former housemaid Sarah Fisher are determined to clear their patron's name. But with Raven battling against the dark side of his own nature, and Sarah endeavouring to expand her own medical knowledge beyond what society deems acceptable for a woman, the pair struggle to understand the cause of the deaths. Will and Sarah must unite and plunge into Edinburgh's deadliest streets to clear Simpson's name. But soon they discover that the true cause of these deaths has evaded suspicion purely because it is so unthinkable.

Author : S.N. Goenka and others
Publisher : Pariyatti Publishing
Release : 2014-05-30
Pages : 180
ISBN : 9781928706359
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : This collection of writings—Mr. S.N. Goenka's explanations of the teaching of the Buddha, the Buddha’s scriptural verses, poetical stories of monks and nuns from the time of the Buddha, accounts from fellow meditators—is born of the acceptance of the truth of suffering. It contains inspiring examples of people gaining strength and a taste of freedom through their practice, and demonstrates convincingly the efficacy of the Buddha's Path, the way out of misery. These stories not only help to sustain and strengthen established Vipassana meditators in their quest, but also to encourage others searching for peace and understanding to take up the practice of getting to “know thyself” truly, on an experiential level—to develop their own wisdom.

Author : OSHO
Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
Release : 2017-10-16
Pages : 296
ISBN : 9788184959666
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION :

Author : Kerry Walters
Publisher : Orbis Books
Release : 2011
Pages : 250
ISBN : 9781570759246
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : Offers guidance on dying and living through the descriptions of the lives and virtues of nine inspirational men and women, including Joseph Bernardin, Thea Bowman, Etty Hillesum, Jonathan Daniels, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Paul II, and Caryll Houselander.

Author : Kenneth Kramer
Publisher : Paulist Press
Release : 1988
Pages : 226
ISBN : 0809129426
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.

Author : Patricia Weenolsen, Ph.D.
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 1997-09-15
Pages : 300
ISBN : 0312167768
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Social Science

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : Provides guidance for those who are facing their own death, giving advice on telling family, making legal, medical, and financial arrangements, forgiving loved ones, and creating life meaning from despair