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Caring for the dying : the doula approach to a meaningful death, Henry Fersko-Weiss

Label
Caring for the dying : the doula approach to a meaningful death
Title
Caring for the dying
Title remainder
the doula approach to a meaningful death
Statement of responsibility
Henry Fersko-Weiss
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Caring for the Dying describes a whole new way to approach death and dying. It explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to the care given at the end of a life. Created by Henry Fersko-Weiss, the end-of-life doula model is adapted from the work of birth doulas and helps the dying to find meaning in their life, express that meaning in powerful and beautiful legacies, and plan for the final days. The approach calls for around-the-clock vigil care, so the dying person and their family have the emotional and spiritual support they need along with guidance on signs and symptoms of dying. It also covers the work of reprocessing a death with the family afterward and the early work of grieving. Emphasis is placed on the space around the dying person and encourages the use of touch, guided imagery, and ritual during the dying process. Throughout the book Fersko-Weiss tells amazing and encouraging stories of the people he has cared for, as well as stories that come from doulas he has trained and worked with over the years. What is unique about this book is the well-conceived and thorough approach it describes to working skillfully with the dying. The guidance provided can help a dying person, their family, and caregivers to transform the dying experience from one of fear and despair into one that is uplifting and even life affirming. You will see death in a new light and gain a different perspective on how to help the dying. It may even change the way you live your life right now. -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fersko-Weiss, Henry
Dewey number
616.02/9
Index
no index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.F48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Terminally ill
  • Doulas
  • Terminal Care
Label
Caring for the dying : the doula approach to a meaningful death, Henry Fersko-Weiss
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Open Center Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tale of two deaths -- The end-of-life doula approach -- Death mythology -- Truth telling at end of life -- Deep active listening -- Life review and the search for meaning -- Creating legacy projects -- Planning for the final days -- Guided imagery -- Ritual -- The vigil -- Reprocessing and grief
Control code
ocn958625291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 222 pages
Isbn
9781573246965
Isbn Type
(6 x 9 tc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016041229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958625291
Label
Caring for the dying : the doula approach to a meaningful death, Henry Fersko-Weiss
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Open Center Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tale of two deaths -- The end-of-life doula approach -- Death mythology -- Truth telling at end of life -- Deep active listening -- Life review and the search for meaning -- Creating legacy projects -- Planning for the final days -- Guided imagery -- Ritual -- The vigil -- Reprocessing and grief
Control code
ocn958625291
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 222 pages
Isbn
9781573246965
Isbn Type
(6 x 9 tc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016041229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)958625291

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