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Whether you are a healthcare professional who cares for dying patients or a family member caring for a loved one who is approaching death, y ou'll appreciate the knowledge Healing the Dying has to offer. A pract ical yet compassionate guide, it thoroughly discusses the issues and n eeds caretakers need to be aware of when caring for the dying, and foc uses on the relationship between death and society throughout history, how to comfort the dying individual and how to help families deal wit h the loss of a loved one. Complete coverage of the physiology of deat h helps prepare caregivers for symptoms experienced by the dying; chap ter on care of the caregiver addresses the emotional stress that can r esult from caring for the dying and ways in which cope with this stres s. Comprehensive in its scope, Healing the Dying integrates cultural a nd spiritual considerations into its framework and is based on current standards of care.

Healing as relationship/sociology of death/goals for comfort in dying/pain mgmt/care of one who is frightened/families.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766825727
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/18/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Melody Olson, RN, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has led a number of research efforts on near-death-experiences and therapeutic touch, and has led a number of seminars on both topics. She is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. She has published widely in both nursing and mutlidisciplinary journals. She is currently active in parish nurse education.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. The Sociology of Death. 1. What Does It Mean to Heal the Dying? 2. The Sociology of Death: Patterns and Values. 3. Theories Related to Dying, Healing. Part 2. Comfort of the Dying Individual. 4. Goals for Comfort in Dying. 5. Pain Management. 6. Care of the Person Who is Frightened. 7. Spirituality. Part 3. Help for Families. 8. Families. 9. Resources For the Dying and Their Families. Part 4. Speical Cases 10. Unique Challenges. 11. Those Who Care for the Dying. Epilogue. Appendix.

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