Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

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by Beth Witrogen McLeod, McLeod
     
 

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Helping your family and loved ones when they need you most

""Caregiving" has a big heart-on a much-needed topic. A rare book of spiritual and practical wisdom."
—Sue Bender, author of "Plain and Simple and Everyday Sacred"

"A poignant, wise, and in-the-trenches view of caregiving that is both practical and spiritual, especially of value to midlife

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Helping your family and loved ones when they need you most

""Caregiving" has a big heart-on a much-needed topic. A rare book of spiritual and practical wisdom."
—Sue Bender, author of "Plain and Simple and Everyday Sacred"

"A poignant, wise, and in-the-trenches view of caregiving that is both practical and spiritual, especially of value to midlife adults."
—Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., author of "Goddesses in Everywoman" and "Close to the Bone"

"Lovely. . . . Beth McLeod's experience and wisdom shine through as she shares her heartfelt journey of loss, surrender, hope, and healing."
—David Simon, M.D. medical director, the Chopra Center for Well Being, author of "Vital Energy" and "Return to Wholeness"

Sooner or later it will touch us all: A family member or loved one becomes ill or disabled, and we step in to help. This is caregiving, and in this powerful, unique book, prizewinning writer and advocate Beth Witrogen McLeod leads us through the caregiving journey with unflinching authority and compassion. Framed by the author's personal odyssey as a caregiver and richly informed by the inspiring and poignant tales of others, "Caregiving" explores medical and financial problems, all aspects of spirituality, and such issues as depression, stress, housing, home care, and end-of-life concerns. A rare blend of powerful storytelling and practical information, "Caregiving" is a revelation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471392170
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/18/2000
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

BETH WITROGEN MCLEOD has written for Family Circle, SELF, Good Housekeeping, and Third Age Media, and teaches family caregiving through the University of California. For her writing and advocacy, McLeod has received the Society for Professional Journalists Public Service Award, the National Hospice Organization's President's Award, the Media Award for Outstanding Public Service from the Family Caregiver Alliance, and other honors. She lectures widely and has appeared on the Today show.

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Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't discount this book. I read the review by the registered nurse and almost did not read the book nor take the Barnes and Noble University course Taking care of your aging parents. I am glad I read it. I learned many helpful things. It is helpful to read of what has happened to others and how they dealt with situations. It is not a pratical how to guide. If you as experiencing a crisis and looking for a how to guide the book AND THOU SHALT HONOR by the same author is where to go. Then come back and leisurely read this book and you will gain insight and be able to see that you are not the only one going through these kinds of issues. Caring for aging parents is a very tough issue and one that most of us will face in our lifetime. This book is very informative on the topic in general.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I did not care for this book. I am a registered nurse who is a family caregiver for my dying grandfather. I was searching for a book to help my mother, who has no caregiving background. Not very practical knowledge for the most part. Some of the sections were helpful, but not enough to justify purchase of the book. I could not appreciate the personal experiences of the author related at the end of some of the sections. Frankly, I was searching for practical knowledge to help my mother, not details about the dreams of the author about her elderly, dying parents. Could not relate to the author, a 'long-distance caregiver.'