Facing Death and Finding Hope : A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying

Facing Death and Finding Hope : A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying

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Overview

With a Foreword by Sogyal Rinpoche

Christine Longaker's experience with death and care of the dying began in 1976 when her husband was diagnosed with acute leukemia at the age of twenty-four. Since his death, she has devoted her life to ease the suffering of those facing death. In Facing Death and Finding Hope, she clearly and compassionately identifies the typical fears and struggles experienced by the dying and their families. The core of this book is presented in "Four Tasks of Living and Dying," using the Tibetan Buddhist perspective on death to provide a new framework of meaning. A book of great depth and grace, it is destined to become a classic in the literature on death and dying.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385483322
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Christine Longaker is the former director of the Hospice of Santa Cruz County and an end-of-life-care trainer. An internationally recognized expert in the care for the dying, she co-designed Naropa University’s training program in end-of-life care and is the author of Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying.

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