Coming Home: A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Caring for a Dying Loved One

Coming Home: A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Caring for a Dying Loved One

by Deborah Duda
     
 

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Today in increasing numbers, terminally ill people are choosing to spend their last days at home in the warmth of familiar surroundings, rather than in an impersonal hospital or nursing home. Coming Home will provide you with information, inspiration and sensitive yet straightforward answers to questions such as: Can I handle a home death? How do I deal with my

Overview

Today in increasing numbers, terminally ill people are choosing to spend their last days at home in the warmth of familiar surroundings, rather than in an impersonal hospital or nursing home. Coming Home will provide you with information, inspiration and sensitive yet straightforward answers to questions such as: Can I handle a home death? How do I deal with my grief? Can we afford to stay at home? Can I give an injection? Can pain be controlled at home? How can I find meaning in the dying process? How do I prevent bedsores? What do I need to know about legal issues? First published in 1981, this groundbreaking step-by-step guide has been used to train hospice staff and volunteers for three decades. Like a supportive friend sitting with you at the kitchen table, Deborah Duda helps you to create an experience that makes your loved one's final weeks as comfortable and meaningful as possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615515557
Publisher:
Deborah Duda
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,260,341
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

For 30 years Deborah Duda has counseled the terminally ill and their families, trained hospice staffs and volunteers, and given lectures and workshops across America on care-giving and what the dying can teach us about living joyfully. Originally mentored by Mother Teresa and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, she is currently focused on developing caring-teams for the dying.

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