Questions and Answers on Death and Dying: A Companion Volume to On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-RossOn Death and Dying is one of the most important books ever written on the subject and is still considered the bench-mark in the care of the dying. It became an immediate bestseller, and Life magazine called it a profound lesson for the living. This companion volume consists of the questions that are most frequently asked of Dr. Kübler-Ross and her compassionate answers. She discusses accepting the end of life, suicide, terminal illness, euthanasia, how to tell a patient he or she is critically ill, and how to deal with all the special difficulties surrounding death. Questions and Answers on Death and Dying is a vital resource for doctors, nurses, members of the clergy, social workers, and lay people dealing with death and dying.
Questions and Answers on Death and Dying
This information should not be used to diagnose a condition or to serve as a treatment plan for the dying. This condensed information is from the book, The Needs of the Dying, It is not a substitution for reading the book. The information here is presented as a very abridged resource to familiarize the reader with some of the common physical and emotional aspects of dying. For medical advice and individual problems, you should consult your physician. We tend to forget that the dying still have stories to tell. Just as the healthy tell bits and pieces of their stories every day, people facing life-challenging illnesses want to tell us who they are, what they did for a living, about their families, their hopes, their dreams, their regrets. Listening to the stories of the dying brings out their dignity and humanity.
A Companion Volume to On Death and Dying
Maybe too sensitive for some groups, but many are extremely interested in how different cultures deal with death. What causes death? Are "Living Wills" available where you live? Are there special rites or ceremonies performed when a person dies? Are you afraid of death? Do you believe in life after death?
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