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 sudden heart attack, a diagnosis of breast cancer, a positive test result for HIV-Living with Life-Threatening Illness helps patients, their families, and caregivers find the support they need for dealing with one of life's most difficult and challenging experiences. Written by Kenneth J. Doka-an expert in the field of death and dying and an ordained minister-the

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Overview

A sudden heart attack, a diagnosis of breast cancer, a positive test result for HIV-Living with Life-Threatening Illness helps patients, their families, and caregivers find the support they need for dealing with one of life's most difficult and challenging experiences. Written by Kenneth J. Doka-an expert in the field of death and dying and an ordained minister-the book maps out practical guidelines for creating a plan of action that will help with understanding the disease, knowing when to seek medical help, choosing the best treatment, negotiating with caregivers for mutual satisfaction, and maintaining self-esteem while the body is experiencing intense physical changes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787940485
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/30/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
935,287
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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