Living with Life-Threatening Illness: A Guide for Patients, Their Families, and Caregivers / Edition 1 by Kenneth J. Doka, Doka | | 9780787940485 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Living with Life-Threatening Illness: A Guide for Patients, Their Families, and Caregivers / Edition 1

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

by Kenneth J. Doka, Doka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787940488

ISBN-13: 9780787940485

Pub. Date: 01/30/1998

Publisher: Wiley

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

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. In page after page readers will

Overview

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

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. In page after page readers will discover clear, practical, and wise suggestions that are well grounded in personal experience. Don't we all know somebody who needs this book now?
—Robert Kastenbaum, Ph.D., Editor, Omega Journal of Death and Dying

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787940485
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,239,964
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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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