The Amateur's Guide to Death and Dying: Enhancing the End of Life

The Amateur's Guide to Death and Dying: Enhancing the End of Life

by Richard Wagner
     
 

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Lessons In The Art of Dying...and Living
Thousands of people will receive a devastating medical diagnosis this year. And for most, what follows is a nightmare of anger, shame, loneliness and passivity. Instead of being encouraged to take a lead role in orchestrating their finales, they are expected to wait patiently for the curtain to fall.
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Lessons In The Art of Dying...and Living
Thousands of people will receive a devastating medical diagnosis this year. And for most, what follows is a nightmare of anger, shame, loneliness and passivity. Instead of being encouraged to take a lead role in orchestrating their finales, they are expected to wait patiently for the curtain to fall.
The Amateur’s Guide is on the cutting edge of death and dying work. It provides an opportunity to break free from the painful silence our culture imposes on death talk. Whether filling out a durable power of attorney form, completing a death anxiety survey or personally designing a unique end-of-life plan, you will be totally involved and engaged.
This unique seminar/support group format exposes you to a myriad of life situations and moral dilemmas that arise as one faces his/her mortality head on.
Learn from and with people just like you. Ten diverse fictional characters provide essential role models for enhancing life near death. Additionally, six presenters, experts in their field, offer timely advice to help make the end of life less intimidating and more of a rich, poignant transition.
This is about achieving a good and wise death in the context of real dying, with all its unpredictability, disfigurement, pain, and sorrow.
This workbook is primarily for those currently facing their mortality. But concerned family and friends, healing and helping professionals, lawyers, clergy, teachers, students, and those grieving a death will all benefit from joining in. Because, as we all know, none of us is getting out of here alive.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015600971
Publisher:
The Nazca Plains Corporation
Publication date:
10/13/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
File size:
1 MB

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