Final Gifts

ISBN-10: 0553561391
ISBN-13: 9780553561395
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Description: When someone we love is terminally ill, we are often unprepared to deal with the experience. But the dying have much to tell us and give to us. Final Gifts is a deeply moving, groundbreaking book that teaches us how to recognize and "decode" the  More...

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Book details

List price: $5.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

When someone we love is terminally ill, we are often unprepared to deal with the experience. But the dying have much to tell us and give to us. Final Gifts is a deeply moving, groundbreaking book that teaches us how to recognize and "decode" the often symbolic communications of those on the verge of death. In this humane, compassionate, and insightful approach to helping the dying, Callanan and Kelley show families, friends, and other caregivers how to listen to the dying, how to understand and accept what they wish or need to share, and how to learn from this awesome life event in ways that bring understanding, comfort, intimacy, and peace. Book jacket.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
"It's Time to Get in Line."p. 1
Nearing Death Awareness: Introduction and Backgroundp. 15
Nearing Death Awareness: An Introductionp. 17
Beginningsp. 28
Reactions to Deathp. 43
Nearing Death Awareness: What I Am Experiencingp. 85
"Where's the Map?"p. 89
Preparing for Travel or Change: "I'm Getting Ready to Leave."p. 100
Being in the Presence of Someone Not Alive: "I'm Not Alone."p. 115
Seeing a Place: "I See Where I'm Going."p. 136
Knowing When Death Will Occur: "It Will Be When..."p. 156
Nearing Death Awareness: What I Need for a Peaceful Deathp. 179
"We Must Go to the Park."p. 183
Needing Reconciliation: "I Need to Make Peace with..."p. 195
Being Held Back: "I'm Stuck in Between..."p. 223
Nonverbal Communications: "My Actions Speak for Me."p. 240
Symbolic Dreams: "I Dreamed About..."p. 257
Choosing a Time: "The Time Is Right."p. 275
Nearing Death Awareness: Practical Usesp. 313
Recommended Readingp. 327
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