Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal [NOOK Book]

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"A fine source to help bring out the helping heart in all of us."—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with MorrieAs featured on the Today ShowWhether it involves caring for an aging parent, an ill spouse or partner, or a disabled child, caregiving takes us into a new reality. In this powerful, unique book, Beth Witrogen McLeod leads readers through the caregiving journey with unflinching authority and compassion. A rare blend of powerful storytelling and practical information, Caregiving presents advice from leaders in the fields of aging, medicine,
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Caregiving: The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

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Overview

"A fine source to help bring out the helping heart in all of us."—Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with MorrieAs featured on the Today ShowWhether it involves caring for an aging parent, an ill spouse or partner, or a disabled child, caregiving takes us into a new reality. In this powerful, unique book, Beth Witrogen McLeod leads readers through the caregiving journey with unflinching authority and compassion. A rare blend of powerful storytelling and practical information, Caregiving presents advice from leaders in the fields of aging, medicine, finance, and spirituality and explores medical and financial problems as well as such issues as depression, stress, housing, home care, and end-of-life concerns. McLeod also draws on the wisdom of Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and shamanism, and on the writings of current and past spiritual figures.Beth Witrogen McLeod (Antioch, CA) is a prizewinning journalist who has won the National Hospice Organization President's Award, the United Way Health Network Award, and others. She regularly lectures nationwide.

Author Bio: 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.

"The author, who herself has played the role of caregiver, offers spiritual & emotional strength through the teachings found in a variety of religions and from the literature of current & past spiritual leaders."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781630260637
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Co.
  • Publication date: 8/4/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 433,734
  • File size: 581 KB

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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Table of Contents

SETTING OUT ON THE PATH OF CAREGIVING.
What Family Caregiving Is: I Am a Caregiver.
Women and Caregiving: The Spirit of Christmas Present.
The Medical/Financial Maze: A Sacred Sorrow.
Caring for Aging Parents: Into the Abyss.
Spousal Caregiving: Do Not Resuscitate.
EMOTIONAL WILDERNESS.
The Nature of Loss.
The Stresses of Caregiving: Blessings.
Caregivers and Depression.
Hitting Bottom: To the Stars through Difficulty.
BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE.
Support Strategies and Everyday Miracles.
Caregivers, Religion, and Spirituality.
End-of-Life Concerns.
Caregiving as a Rites of Passage: Fancy Nightmares.
RECLAIMING LIFE.
Awakening the Heart: Thank You for Everything.
The Urge to Serve: Out Love Will Never End.
Caregiving and Community.
Appendix.
Reference Notes.
Index.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2004

    Heavy in theory and personal situations but don't discount it as unhelpful

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    Very disappointing

    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.'

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