Any study of dying — not merely of death, the end of dying — must take into
consideration the fact that dying takes time. In hospitals where death is a
common occurrence, the staff's work is organized in accordance with expectation
that dying ...
Author: Barney G. Glaser
Describes the comparative advantages of locating the dying patient in a hospital and at home and discusses methods of dealing with the moment of death
Introduction Barry S. Kogan " A season is set for everything , a time for every
experience under heaven : A time for being born and a time for dying , a time for
planting and a time for uprooting what is planted " ( Eccl . 3 : 1-2 ) . In measured ...
Author: Barry S. Kogan
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
This volume brings together original essays by many of the best and most prominent figures in the emerging field of biomedical ethics and presents them in a dialogue that significantly updates their earlier work. Focusing on the moral dilemmas that recent medical advances have created at both ends of the life course, the contributors discuss such issues as patient autonomy, hospital policies of risk-management, new developments in the abortion debate, genetic counseling and perinatal care, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, testing and treatment policies for HIV infection, and fairness in allocating health care and donated organs.
In a time and place that is death-phobic and grief-illiterate, dying well is mostly a
sedated rumor. We suffer in our dying time from our addled language, from our
assumptions about trauma, and because we think dying is what happens to our ...
Author: Stephen Jenkinson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Die Wise does not offer seven steps for coping with death. It does not suggest ways to make dying easier. It pours no honey to make the medicine go down. Instead, with lyrical prose, deep wisdom, and stories from his two decades of working with dying people and their families, Stephen Jenkinson places death at the center of the page and asks us to behold it in all its painful beauty. Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Die Wise is for those who will fail to live forever. Dying well, Jenkinson writes, is a right and responsibility of everyone. It is not a lifestyle option. It is a moral, political, and spiritual obligation each person owes their ancestors and their heirs. Die Wise dreams such a dream, and plots such an uprising. How we die, how we care for dying people, and how we carry our dead: this work makes our capacity for a village-mindedness, or breaks it. Table of Contents The Ordeal of a Managed Death Stealing Meaning from Dying The Tyrant Hope The Quality of Life Yes, But Not Like This The Work So Who Are the Dying to You? Dying Facing Home What Dying Asks of Us All Kids Ah, My Friend the Enemy
At the same time, the dying patient has no vocabulary in the languages used and
understood by acute-care reimbursement mechanisms. How do these conditions
manifest themselves in the fieldwork sites and how do they influence clinician ...
Author: Helen Stanton Chapple
Publisher: Left Coast Press
This book shows how dying is a management problem for hospitals, occupying space but few billable encounters and of little interest to medical practice or quality control. An anthropologist and bioethicist with two decades of professional nursing experience, Helen Chapple goes beyond current work on hospital care to present fine-grained accounts of the clinicians, patients, and families who navigate this uncharted, untidy, and unpredictable territory between the highly choreographed project of rescue and the clinical culmination of death.
Practical Wisdom for the Dying & Their Caregivers Joan Furman, David McNabb.
strong emotional changes that may make it hard to feel appreciative, but she will
welcome your efforts to do so. If you fail to show appreciation for the work ...
Author: Joan Furman
"One of the best books available on caring for the dying, The Dying Time combines deep insight and down-to-earth practicality. All caregivers need to know what's between these covers. This book demystifies the process of death, yet honors the sacredness of life's final transition. Highly recommended." Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Prayer Is Good Medicine "Living until we die can be difficult. This book can guide you through that time. It is practical, spiritual, and filled with wisdom." Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles Here is a comprehensive and thorough handbook for the dying and their caregivers. Joan Furman and David McNabb walk the reader through the dying time, providing details on how to make the environment conducive to peace and tranquillity, give physical care, understand and respond to the emotional and spiritual crises that naturally occur, and stay healthy as a caregiver. They answer with honesty and sensitivity the questions most frequently asked, such as what actually happens at the time of death. The book also deals with arranging for a meaningful memorial service and handling grief for those who are left behind. And it offers guided imagery for coping with pain and suggests literature and music to ease the passage of those whose health is irreversibly failing.
The “Person” and the Experience of Dying “. . . Life and death are not properly
scientific concepts but rather political concepts, which as such acquire a political
meaning precisely only through a decision.” Giorgio Agamben Homo Sacer ...
Author: Sharon Kaufman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Most Americans, when pressed, have a vague sense of how they would like to die. They may imagine a quick and painless end or a gentle passing away during sleep. Some may wish for time to prepare and make peace with themselves, their friends, and their families. Others would prefer not to know what's coming, a swift, clean break. Yet all fear that the reality will be painful and prolonged; all fear the loss of control that could accompany dying. That fear is justified. It is also historically unprecedented. In the past thirty years, the advent of medical technology capable of sustaining life without restoring health, the expectation that a critically ill person need not die, and the conviction that medicine should routinely thwart death have significantly changed where, when, and how Americans die and put us all in the position of doing something about death. In a penetrating and revelatory study, medical anthropologist Sharon R. Kaufman examines the powerful center of those changes -- the hospital, where most Americans die today. In the hospital world, the deep, irresolvable tension between the urge to extend life at all costs and the desire to allow "letting go" is rarely acknowledged, yet it underlies everything that happens there among patients, families, and health professionals. Over the course of two years, Kaufman observed and interviewed critically ill patients, their families, doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff at three community hospitals. In...And a Time to Die, her research places us at the heart of that science-driven yet fractured and often irrational world of health care delivery, where empathetic yet frustrated, hard-working yet constrained professionals both respond to and create the anxieties and often inchoate expectations of patients and families, who must make "decisions" they are ill-prepared to make. Filled with actual conversations between patients and doctors, families and hospital staff,...And a Time to Die clearly and carefully exposes the reasons for complicated questions about medical care at the end of life: for example, why "heroic" treatment so often overrides "humane" care; why patients and families are ambivalent about choosing death though they claim to want control; what constitutes quality of life and life itself; and, ultimately, why a "good" death is so elusive. In elegant, compelling prose, Kaufman links the experiences of patients and families, the work of hospital staff, and the ramifications of institutional bureaucracy to show the invisible power of the hospital system itself -- its rules, mandates, and daily activity -- in shaping death and our individual experience of it. ...And a Time to Die is a provocative, illuminating, and necessary read for anyone working in or navigating the health care system today, providing a much-needed road map to the disorienting territory of the hospital, where we all are asked to make life-and-death choices.
... an opinion, no. And I know they're not all dying—' 'No, they're not.' '—but so
many of the young ones are. And I wondered if you might be having thoughts on
the matter.' 'The “matter”, as you call it, is to get round the sick and back in time ...
Author: Reina James
Publisher: Portobello Books
It is October 1918 and London is gathering in its dead. For Henry Speake, of Speake & Son Undertakers, laying to rest the shattered young bodies of those sent home from the Front to die has become a grimly familiar duty. But what he is seeing now, as influenza claims its victims with increasing speed and force, is something different, and for the first time in his life, Henry feels afraid of death. Unable to share his fears with his waspish, disapproving sisters, Henry turns instead to Mrs Allen Thompson, a recently widowed school teacher, so beginning a friendship which gradually, stumblingly, pulls them in a direction neither is prepared for.
For example, Ecclesiastes (3:1–2) forthrightly states, “A season is set for
everything, a time for every experience under heaven: a time for being born, and
a time for dying.” Ecclesiastes (7:2) further counsels that “it is better to go to a
house of ...
Author: Rabbi Ariel Stone
Dying is not a moment at the end of life, but instead a path lined with opportunities to reflect, explore, and contemplate. In an insightful guidebook on the meaning of death, Rabbi Ariel Stone shares spiritual commentary, Jewish stories, and other writings that provide information and inspiration about the process of death as seen through the prism of Jewish learning and culture. Through stories of those who have gone before us and a step-by-step process that addresses the spiritual significance of death, Stone offers ways to think, feel, and wonder about death while inviting the dying to overcome fears and view the end of earthly life as an opportunity to repent, reflect on the influence we have upon others, and find peace as our light merges with the eternal light. The Alef-Bet of Death: Dying as a Jew? is a valuable guide that teaches the meaning of death in the Jewish tradition while offering clarity, light, and comfort to those walking the often vague and dark path to dying.
Now, next time you meet, he'll associate your smell with mine and know you're a
friend.' Thanet hoped she was right. 'Now yours,' she said to Lineham, and the
sergeant reluctantly went through the same process. Watching, Thanet realised ...
Author: Dorothy Simpson
Publisher: Hachette UK
When Max Jeopard, a charismatic and successful writer, is found floating dead in a swimming pool, it puts a full stop to the party celebrating his engagement to a beautiful heiress. Investigating the suspicious death, Inspector Luke Thanet discovers that Max had more enemies than anyone realised, including his father-in-law and members of his own family. Inspector Thanet knows that he will have to dive under the surface of Max's seemingly perfect life if he is ever going to find out the truth.
8Monroe Lerner, “Where, Why, and When People Die,” in The Dying Patients,
eds. ... 9Barney G. Glaser and Anselm Strauss, Time for Dying (Chicago, IL:
Aldine Press, 1968); Glaser and Strauss, Awareness of Dying (Chicago, IL:
Author: Patricia D'Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Named a 2011 Choice Outstanding Academic Title! Designated a Doody's Core Title! "This is a must-read for nurses who are interested in where nursing has been and what nurses have done to get to the present day. " Score: 94, 4 stars --Doody's Nursing has a rich history that consistently informs contemporary practice and standards. This book, by examining pivotal historical interventions across the spectrum of clinical care, allows nurses of today to incorporate the wisdom of the past into their own daily work. Maternal-child health programs, palliative care, tuberculosis, medications, pediatric care, and diabetes care, and more are discussed. This invaluable resource documents how and why specific nursing interventions came about, what aspects of these interventions are utilized today and why, and how nurses of the past have addressed and solved the challenges of practice, from adapting to new technologies to managing the tension of the nurse-physician relationship. Learn how nurses of the past 150 years have combated the challenges of: Providing care to victims of pandemics, such as yellow fever, tuberculosis, and influenza Adapting to new medical practices and technologies throughout the 20th century Integrating cultural sensitivity into clinical care for special populations and underserved communities Bringing public health services to rural communities Fighting for public health policies that support hospice services in the United States
... most difficult time for volunteer availability and the most common time for dying
to occur. The use of trained volunteers could greatly assist the primary nurse
caring for the dying patient and his or her family. Their presence would also
Author: Bonnie Freeman, RN, DNP, ANP, ACHPN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
A milestone resource for palliative care nurses that facilitates evidence-based compassionate and humanistic care of the dying "A valuable contribution to the evolving field of palliative nursing care. It is authored by a model for this field, Bonnie Freeman, and brings to the bedside what her practice embodies--evidence-based clinically expert care...The CARES tool is a long-needed resource and we are all grateful to the author for moving her passion to paper. It will touch the lives and deaths of patients, families, and the nurses who care for them." --Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, MA, FAAN, FCPN, CHPN Professor and Director, Division of Nursing Research and Education City of Hope National Medical Center From the Foreword This groundbreaking reference for palliative care nurses is the first to provide realistic and achievable evidence-based methods for incorporating compassionate and humanistic care of the dying into current standards of practice. It builds on the author's research-based CARES tool; a reference that synthesizes five key elements demonstrated to enable a peaceful death, as free from suffering as possible: comfort, airway management, management of restlessness and delirium, emotional and spiritual support, and selfcare for nurses. The book describes, step by step, how nurses can easily implement the basic tenets of the CARES tool into their end-of-life practice. It provides a clearly defined plan that can be individualized for each patient and tailored to specific family needs, and facilitates caring for the dying in the most respectful and humane way possible. The book identifies the most common symptom management needs in dying patients and describes, in detail, the five components of the CARES paradigm and how to implement them to enable a peaceful death and minimize suffering. It includes palliative care prompts founded on 29 evidence-based recommendations and the National Consensus Project for Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines. The resource also addresses the importance of the nurse to act as a patient advocate, how to achieve compassionate communication with the patient and family, and barriers and challenges to compassionate care. Case studies emphasize the importance of compassionate nursing care of the dying and how it can be effectively achieved. Key Features: Provides nurses with a clear understanding of the most common needs of the dying and supplies practical applications to facilitate and improve care Clarifies the current and often complex literature on care of the dying Includes case studies illustrating the most common needs of dying patients and how these are addressed effectively by the CARES tool Based on extensive evidence as well as on the National Consensus Project for Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines
"'No time for dying' is one of the most unusual, suspense-filled, criminal justice stories ever recorded. Eddie Harrison was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.
Author: Eddie Harrison
Publisher: Prentice Hall
"'No time for dying' is one of the most unusual, suspense-filled, criminal justice stories ever recorded. Eddie Harrison was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. Believing he had been railroaded, he fought valiantly for his life.'--Jacket.
After the initial darkness passes, a darkness that necessarily accompanies a
person's initial sense of the end, comes a surprising reawakening toward life—a
development experienced rather differently, and at different times, by each dying
Author: Allan Kellehear
Publisher: Columbia University Press
This unique book recounts the experience of facing one's death solely from the dying person's point of view rather than from the perspective of caregivers, survivors, or rescuers. Such unmediated access challenges assumptions about the emotional and spiritual dimensions of dying, showing readers that—along with suffering, loss, anger, sadness, and fear—we can also feel courage, love, hope, reminiscence, transcendence, transformation, and even happiness as we die. A work that is at once psychological, sociological, and philosophical, this book brings together testimonies of those dying from terminal illness, old age, sudden injury or trauma, acts of war, and the consequences of natural disasters and terrorism. It also includes statements from individuals who are on death row, in death camps, or planning suicide. Each form of dying addressed highlights an important set of emotions and narratives that often eclipses stereotypical renderings of dying and reflects the numerous contexts in which this journey can occur outside of hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices. Chapters focus on common emotional themes linked to dying, expanding and challenging them through first-person accounts and analyses of relevant academic and clinical literature in psycho-oncology, palliative care, gerontology, military history, anthropology, sociology, cultural and religious studies, poetry, and fiction. The result is an all-encompassing investigation into an experience that will eventually include us all and is more surprising and profound than anyone can imagine.
Indeed, no less than three ofthe main characters die in parentheses, as time
indifferently passes away. For the man who was seized by the fate of these
characters, the insight is unbearable. The depth of life that he had begun to
Author: Martin Hägglund
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Novels by Proust, Woolf, and Nabokov have been read as expressions of a desire to transcend time. Hägglund gives them another reading entirely: fear of time and death is generated by investment in temporal life. Engaging with Freud and Lacan, he opens a new way of reading the dramas of desire as they are staged in both philosophy and literature.
Thatjust as there is a time for being born so there is a time for dying which we
must accept and surrender to with the faith that we are not alone and are being
guided to grow and move towards our final destination, theosis. That just as we
Author: Peter Roche de Coppens
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
To live well one must be able to die well and vice versa. Life and death are two faces of the same coin but with a fundamental transformation when one moves from the spiritual dimension to the physical and back to the spiritual. Actually, there is but one thing: Life without beginning and without ending but with two expressions, one on the spiritual plane and the other on the material plane. Today, in the West we find a great paradox: we have made enormous progress at the material, technological level but not at the human and psychological level. One aspect of this paradox is that we do not die well! We are afraid of death, we deny it and seek to postpone it for as long as possible at an enormous human and economic cost. The spiritual tradition always had very substantial cognitive and practical contributions to make to our understanding of life, death, and life after death. The basic objective of this book is to present these contributions and help us die with more dignity and less fear. In fact, this work was written to help you live and die without fear, anxiety, guilt, blame or frustration with an appreciation and gratitude for all our human experiences which include birth, life and death.
Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying Christina M. Puchalski. 8
A Buddhist Approach to End - of - Life Care LOBSANG RAPGAY Being with a
dying patient , totally and completely , brief as it may be , helps us to be in the ...
Author: Christina M. Puchalski
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Written by both medical and religious professionals, as well as those who study exclusively the interaction between the two worlds, this text deals with the spiritual and religious care of the chronically ill and dying. Case studies are included throughout.
... down the neonlighted streets. It felt good to walk and talk with her, just like old
times ... to let life take its course. For once in many years, I was happy I t was time
for us to address our present. II5 DEATH, DYING, AND THE TIIME TRAVELER.
Author: Ray Foster
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Death, Dying, and the Time Traveler is a collection of short stories. These stories are told by the Time Traveler, who is sent to Earth from another universe. The Time Traveler was genetically created to be Caucasian. As he grows up, his makeup has gradually changed and he has become a man of color. When Madonna, the commander-in-chief of the high council of Alexis, the planet that sent the Time Traveler to Earth, returns years later and transports the Time Traveler aboard his space vessel, he is baffled by these unbelievable stories. During his journey through life on Earth, the Time Traveler was always confronted with death and dying. He has experienced the depths of human sufferance, and there are no great stories of glory to be told. The Time Traveler questions man's existence on Earth and explores three temptations that have led to his failure here. Madonna and his council must decide the fate of the Time Traveler. Will he return to Earth and fulfill his destiny or return to Alexis with Madonna? These are the Time Traveler's thrilling stories of the past, chilling stories of the present, and shocking stories of the future.
Since the publication of Time for Dying (Glaser and Strauss 1968), many useful
categories have been constructed that shed light on different aspects and phases
of such processes. At the same time, the definition of the term trajectory itself has
Author: Anselm Leonard Strauss
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
The essays gathered in this volume contain analyses based on the general action perspective of Chicago sociology and, in particular, on the contributions of Anselm L. Strauss, whose lengthy achievement this volume honors.
... is no time for this, you have a new admission to go see STOP: Spend time
discussing some of the stresses you encounter in working with dying nursing
home residents. Instructions to Facilitator: Read the following question and
Author: Martha L. Henderson, MSN, Dr Min
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
In eight innovative sessions, Henderson, Hanson, and Reynolds provide sage advice, numerous case studies, a wide variety of assessment tools, intructional guidelines, and practical exercises to educate nursing home staff about care of the dying. A Multidisciplinary focus outlines important roles for all staff members in providing competent and compassionate end-of-life care.