Living with Life-Threatening Illness: A Guide for Patients, Their Families, and Caregivers / Edition 1

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Overview

A hands-on guide for patients, families, and caregivers to living an affirming existence while facing the physical and spiritual traumas of life-threatening illness.

"...teaches patients as well as their families & caregivers how to effectively cope with the challenges of this life-threatening...illness maps out guidelines to help with daily challenges."

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"Every page of this book reveals the author's keen awareness of the challenges faced by patients, families, and caregivers dealing with life-threatening illnesses. Practical and wise suggestions that are well grounded in personal experience." (Robert Kastenbaum, Ph.D., Editor, Omega—Journal of Death and Dying)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787940485
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/30/1998
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 992,883
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

KENNETH J. DOKA is a professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle and a Lutheran minister. He is the former president of the Association of Death Education and Counseling and the author of Disenfranchised Grief and Death and Spirituality.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Charles A. Corr.

Responses to Life-Threatening Illness.

Understanding the Illness Experience.

Understanding the Road Before.

The Crisis of Diagnosis.

Living with Disease.

Coping with Recovery.

Facing the Crisis of Death.

Facing Illness as a Family.

Coping with Loss.

The Sensitive Caregiver.

Conclusion.

Appendix 1: Resources.

Appendix 2: Examples of Health Care Proxies and Living Wills.

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