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End Of Life Guideline Series

Author: Barbara Karnes
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ISBN: 9780983784142
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When you or someone you know has been told by a physician that they have a disease that may not be treatable or if treatment is an option where the chances of cure or remission are slim, life as we know it changes instantly. We enter a phase of life that we have no preparation for. No one tell us how to live with a life threatening illness or what to expect when cure is no longer possible and we are dealing with the ending of life.The End of Life Guideline Series is a compilation of Barbara Karnes' four booklets on end of life. Beginning with the guidance A Time To Life offers to a person who has been diagnosed with a life threatening illness. The End of Life Guideline Series progresses to Gone From My Sight , The Hospice Blue Book, which explains the signs of approaching death that begin months before death from disease and leads a family to the moment of death.The Eleventh Hour offers information, ideas and support for a caregiver/family member who are often alone as their loved one is dying, on how to care for a person in the hours to minutes before death and just after.The final section of this complication is an exploration of the normal grieving process. What are the emotions and feelings that will surface as we grieve the loss of someone we care about and how will those emotions show themselves?The aim of this series is to neutralize some of the fear that an unpredictable future may bring. Knowledge of the dying process and it's natural and normal unfolding can help create a meaningful and comforting experience as a loved one journeys from life. It is written in a simple, direct yet gentle manner. Following a death we often have questions about the disease progression and concerned memories. The End of Life Guideline Series gives knowledge of the natural, normal process of dying and grief. You can find comfort in it's knowledge even if someone you care about has died years before.

A Place In My Heart

Author: Barbara Karnes
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ISBN: 9780998469140
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The experience of our pets dying is traumatic for us. We find ourselves feeling fear, confusion, and apprehension. We want to help, but don't know what to do. A Place In My Heart, When Our Pets Die is an explanation of the dying process, signs that often occur as death approaches, and ideas for what can be done during that time. "A Place In My Heart" also addresses burial, cremation, and grief. This booklet is written in the same thorough and direct yet gentle manner as Barbara's the other booklets on end of life. It is the Gone From My Sight for those who are facing the death of a beloved animal.A Place In My Heart can give direction and support during a difficult and seldom understood time.

Living At The End Of Life

Author: Karen Whitley Bell
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
ISBN: 9781454928393
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This warm and informative resource on hospice and other end-of-life care options gets an update, with a new preface and revised guidance on long-term care and support, recommendations on pain medications, and advice for those living extended lives with treatable, but not curable, diseases. Written by a hospice nurse, this insightful book reassures us that this difficult time also offers an opportunity to explore a richer meaning in life.

My Friend I Care

Author: Barbara Karnes
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"My Friend, I Care addresses the normalcy of grieving while offering suggestions for moving forward into living. It is often used as a sympathy card. It offers an expression of caring while giving support and guidance"--Publisher description.

The Final Act Of Living

Author: Barbara Karnes
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ISBN: 9780962160301
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The author of Gone From My Sight, My Friend, I Care and A Time To Live, shares her insights and perceptions from years of working with people during the final act of living.Now her lectures and ideas have been put on paper. This book is written in a simple, yet gentle style as it explores the signs of approaching death from disease, the normal grieving process, living wills, Durable Power of Attorney and other end of life issues.

Knowledge Reduces Fear

Author: Barbara Karnes
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ISBN: 9780983784135
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Believing that knowledge reduces fear and that in our society there is considerable lack of knowledge about the normal, natural dying process, Barbara Karnes, RN writes weekly blog articles on end of life issues and answers questions or addresses comments submitted to her web site. As the number of articles increased so have requests for an easy to read printed collection of the articles, hence the compilations.Barbara Karnes, RN is an award winning hospice nurse, award winning educator, and nationally prominent speaker on the dynamics of dying. In 1986 she published, "Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience," which has been for the caregiver, professional and lay, the primary source material on the signs of approaching death from disease. Her work has been instrumental in creating one of the most important tools in the Hospice movement today: the patient/family educational booklet. Her other booklets are, "A Time to Live: Living with a Life-Threatening Illness," "The Eleventh Hour; A Caring Guideline for the Hours to Minutes Before Death," and "My Friend, I Care: The Grief Experience." Her book, The Final Act of Living: Reflections of a Longtime Hospice Nurse, is a comprehensive end of life resource that offers knowledge to ease fear and misinformation about dying and death. Barbara's 30-year career as an end of life educator is predicated on her experience at the bedside of hundreds of people in the months, weeks, and minutes before death as well as being involved in the care of thousands of terminally ill people. Today she fulfills her passion for end of life education through writing and speaking to the community. Previously she worked as executive director of hospice and home health agencies as well as having worked through the hospice ranks as patient care manager, clinical director, staff nurse, and volunteer.

The Dying Process

Author: Julia Lawton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134588674
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Taking as its focus a highly emotive area of study, The Dying Process draws on the experiences of daycare and hospice patients to provide a forceful new analysis of the period of decline prior to death. Placing the bodily realities of dying very firmly centre stage and questioning the ideology central to the modern hospice movement of enabling patients to 'live until they die', Julia Lawton shows how our concept of a 'good death' is open to interpretation. Her study examines the non-negotiable effects of a patient's bodily deterioration on their sense of self and, in so doing, offers a powerful new perspective in embodiment and emotion in death and dying. A detailed and subtle ethnographic study, The Dying Process engages with a range of deeply complex and ethically contentious issues surrounding the care of dying patients in hospices and elsewhere.

Return From Tomorrow

Author: George G. Ritchie
Publisher: Chosen Books
ISBN: 1441200088
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At the age of twenty, George Ritchie died in an Army hospital. Nine minutes later, he returned to life. What happened to him during those minutes was so compelling that it changed his life forever. In Return from Tomorrow, Ritchie tells of his transforming encounter with the Son of God, who led him to encounters with other nonphysical beings at the very doorway of eternity. Ritchie's extraordinary experience not only altered his view of eternity, but it has also altered the lives of hundreds of thousands of readers. One of the most startling and hopeful descriptions of the realm beyond, this classic will inspire readers from all walks of life. It includes a brand-new preface from Elizabeth Sherrill.