Living Well and Dying Faithfully Christian Practices for End-of-Life Care

ISBN-10: 0802863396

ISBN-13: 9780802863393

Edition: 2009

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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

John Swinton, Ph.D., B.D., R.M.N., R.N.M.H. worked as a nurse for sixteen years, specializing in the areas of psychiatry and learning disability. He also spent a number of years working in the field of hospital chaplaincy, most recently as a community psychiatric chaplain. He now lectures in practical theology in the Department of Divinity and Religious Studies, King's College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Elena Poniatowska is the author of more than forty works, including the classic Massacre in Mexico and the novels Dear Diego and Tinisima (FSG, 1996). She lives in Mexico City.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction: Christian Practices and the Art of Dying Faithfully
Practices of Living to Die Well
Practicing the Presence of God: Earthly Practices in Heavenly Perspective
Dying Well
"Make Love Your Aim": Ecclesial Practices of Care at the End of Life
Practices of Faithful Suffering
Suffering in Communion with Christ: Sacraments, Dying Faithfully, and End-of-Life Care
The Practice of Prayer and Care for the Dying
"Why Me, Lord?": Practicing Lament at the Foot of the Cross
Practicing Compassion for Dying Children
Practices of Healing and Hope
Healing in the Midst of Dying: A Collaborative Approach to End-of-Life Care
Compassion: A Critical Component of Caring and Healing
Hope in the Face of Terminal Illness
More than Sparrows, Less than the Angels: The Christian Meaning of Death with Dignity
Embracing and Resisting Death: A Theology of Justice and Hope for Care at the End of Life
Conclusion: Attending to God in Suffering: Re-Imagining End-of-Life Care
Contributors
Index
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