Midwife for Souls

Spiritual Care for the Dying

Author: Kathy Kalina

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780819848567

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 145

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"This classic work on the spirituality of caring for the dying is now expanded with moving stories and lessons gleaned from the author's experience as a hospice nurse. Caregivers, friends, and family members often feel unsure of what to say or do as they care for the terminally ill. Midwife for Souls provides insight, showing how the support of one's Catholic faith and the power of prayer can guide one in ministering to a dying person. Written in a style that is poetic and beautiful, practical and credible, this book is essential reading for anyone who accompanies others to the edge of life?and helps in their birthing to eternal life"--Page 4 of cover.

Midwife for Souls

Author: Kathy Kalina

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0819848824

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

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Oftentimes caregivers, friends, and family are unsure of what to say and what to do to comfort the sick and the dying. Midwife for Souls provides specific Catholic insight and highlights the power of prayer as a guide. This best-selling book has been revised to include a new section of inspiring stories and lessons learned in hospice ministry.

The Soul Midwives' Handbook

The Holistic and Spiritual Care of the Dying

Author: Felicity Warner

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781801347

Category: Self-Help

Page: 366

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Soul Midwives, a movement begun by Felicity Warner, has changed the face of modern holistic and spiritual palliative care in the UK and abroad. Soul Midwives are holistic and spiritual companions to the dying. They draw on traditional skills, now largely forgotten, applying them to our modern world to ease the passage of those who are dying. Their services are used within people's own homes, in hospices and in care homes. Anyone with an open and compassionate heart and a desire to help others can train to become a Soul Midwife. This book will guide you through the core principles and techniques of this practice.

A Time for Listening and Caring

Spirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and Dying

Author: Christina M. Puchalski

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195146820

Category: Medical

Page: 458

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This book is a thoughtful, informative, and practical guide for anyone involved in caring for the seriously and chronically ill or dying. The connection between spirituality and medicine has been receiving a lot of attention in both the scientific and lay presses recently, but research and anecdotal evidence all indicate that spirituality is central to the care of the chronically ill and dying. It is therefore critical that healthcare providers who interact with seriously ill patients know how to address their spiritual needs. This book presents current thinking on how spiritual care can be integrated into traditional caregiving. Part one discusses aspects of spirituality, such as presence, ethics, and relationships. Part two delves into a number of specific religious and theological traditions. Part three offers practical applications and tools, including storytelling, psychotherapy, dance, music, and the arts. Part four focuses on patients' stories and reflections. The book concludes with appendices that have sample advance directives for Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim patients. Volume editor Christina Puchalski is the director of the George Washington Institute of Spirituality and Health. She is also an associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center and an active practicing physician and medical educator. Dr. Puchalski is nationally and internationally recognized as a pioneer in the integration of spirituality and healthcare. Chapters are authored by an impressive group of medical and religious experts, and patients' stories also appear throughout, offering real-world examples. The book features a foreword by the Dalai Lama.

A Midwife Through the Dying Process

Stories of Healing and Hard Choices at the End of Life

Author: Timothy E. Quill

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801869785

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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Explores the relationship of doctor and dying patient, including the issue of physician-assisted death, using the stories of nine people and their very different deaths to illustrate the dilemmas faced by patients, families, and doctors. UP.

Attending the Dying

A Handbook of Practical Guidelines

Author: Megory Anderson

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819225900

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Megory Anderson was called to a vigil at the bedside of a friend who was dying one night. That experience was so powerful that she began working with others who needed help attending to those who were dying. Today Anderson is the executive director of the Sacred Dying Foundation in San Francisco, and trains others in the art of "vigiling," a way of attending to the needs of the dying. This practical and concise handbook provides a brief overview of what to expect and how to respond to the needs of someone who is dying. Attending the Dying can be used by and for people of any faith perspective, as well as no particular faith. Chaplains, social workers, hospital-care workers, and friends or family of the dying will all find this a helpful companion for preparing themselves to be present to one of life's most sacred transitions.

Living at the End of Life

A Hospice Nurse Addresses the Most Common Questions

Author: Karen Whitley Bell

Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN: 9781454928393

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 280

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This warm and informative resource on hospice and other end-of-life care options gets an update, with a new preface and revised guidance on long-term care and support, recommendations on pain medications, and advice for those living extended lives with treatable, but not curable, diseases. Written by a hospice nurse, this insightful book reassures us that this difficult time also offers an opportunity to explore a richer meaning in life.

Caring for the Dying

The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death

Author: Henry Fersko-Weiss

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1633410366

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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Caring for the Dying describes a whole new way to approach death and dying. It explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to the care given at the end of a life. Created by Henry Fersko-Weiss, the end-of-life doula model is adapted from the work of birth doulas and helps the dying to find meaning in their life, express that meaning in powerful and beautiful legacies, and plan for the final days. The approach calls for around-the-clock vigil care, so the dying person and their family have the emotional and spiritual support they need along with guidance on signs and symptoms of dying. It also covers the work of reprocessing a death with the family afterward and the early work of grieving. Emphasis is placed on the space around the dying person and encourages the use of touch, guided imagery, and ritual during the dying process. Throughout the book Fersko-Weiss tells amazing and encouraging stories of the people he has cared for, as well as stories that come from doulas he has trained and worked with over the years. What is unique about this book is the well-conceived and thorough approach it describes to working skillfully with the dying. The guidance provided can help a dying person, their family, and caregivers to transform the dying experience from one of fear and despair into one that is uplifting and even life affirming. You will see death in a new light and gain a different perspective on how to help the dying. It may even change the way you live your life right now.

A Safe Journey Home

Author: Felicity Warner

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1848505183

Category: Self-Help

Page: 174

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Have you ever sat with someone as they were dying and wished that you could make it a better experience? Helping others face death with dignity and positivity is an act of profound kindness that also helps give the caregiver a chance to come to terms with this critical moment in our life’s journey. Felicity Warner reveals her guide to the unique experience of death in A Safe Journey Home, based on years of experience in hospice care. This essential guide will tell you all you need to know to help a loved one or friend to die gently and with dignity once medicine has reached its limits. You can honour their experience and nurture it, by giving them all your attention, kindness and love. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations that will act as a comfort to all those experiencing death or bereavement, this book is a powerful guide to a subject that affects us all.

Handbook for Ministers of Care

Author: Genevieve Glen,Marilyn Kofler,Kevin E. O'Connor

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781568541020

Category: Religion

Page: 89

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Includes a theology of sickness and suffering, advice on making pastoral visits and more.

Deathing

An Intelligent Alternative for the Final Moments of Life

Author: Anya Foos-Graber

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 0892545747

Category: Self-Help

Page: 424

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Everyone who is born is someday going to die. Some of us will die peacefully in our sleep, some will die in accidents, and some as the result of diseases, cancer or AIDS. Because we do not usually know when we are going to die, most of us are frightened of death. We do not want to talk about it, do not want to face it, and we run from it as long as we can. And some of us die a lonely death--in a hospital, surrounded by strangers and white sheets, while family and loved ones are kept out of the room at the final moment. Anya Foos-Graber believes that death, like birth, should be a shining, light filled, conscious moment. Death is not a disease. It is the most natural passage we will make since birth. Looking at death before the time comes is like learning about natural childbirth before having a baby. Just as women are choosing to be conscious participants in the birth process, Foos-Graber feels that all of us should be conscious as well of our eventual death--that we should prepare for it the way the Tibetan Buddhists and American Indians used to do. The author calls this process of conscious preparation and practice deathing. The book presents two teaching stories, illustrating both a conscious death and an unconscious one. The second half of the book is a step-by-step manual, containing complete instruction and simple exercises--such as breathing, visualization, and the all important, "6th technique," or your chosen "Name and form of God" to which you direct your attention in life and the death transition. You can use the formless LIGHT itself as referent, an absence of any belief structure. A support person rather like the father's presence in natural childbirth can assist in the event of coma, or accident death. Other books have been written about grief, about wills, about taking care of your affairs. This is a book about taking care of yourself, and how to be helpful to someone you care for. Deathing has two aims: to make sure that the dying are comfortable and comforted as they die, and to help all of us prepare for the greatest adventure we will face since birth.

Sacred Dying

Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life

Author: Megory Anderson

Publisher: Marlowe & Company

ISBN: 9781569244340

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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The author instructs readers in the art of dying, providing useful advice on how to create rituals around death that encourage sacredness and spirituality, while exploring difficult questions surrounding the act of dying and attendant care and offering thoughtful rituals and prayers to support the needs of the dying while comforting the living. Reprint.

What the Dying Teach Us

Lessons on Living

Author: Samuel L Oliver,April Ford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317790308

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 150

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What the Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living is a spiritual approach to health care that teaches the reader about values, hope, and faith through actual experiences of terminally ill persons. This unique approach to health care teaches the living how to deal with grief and the bereavement process through faith and prayer. Priests, pastors, chaplains, and psychotherapists will learn how to treat parishioners or patients with the values the dying leave behind, allowing part of their deceased loved one’s beliefs and teachings to guide them through the grieving process. In the end, you will also become aware of your spiritual self while helping others heal and renew their soul. While What the Dying Teach Us concentrates on the values you can learn from the terminally ill, the author includes his own views on: how our tears manifest the depth into which our relationship with a deceased loved one travels how dimensions of reality lead us to appreciate the present experiencing events in life without judgment or comparison the role faith may play in health care as a healer of the terminally ill how the strength of prayer can drastically change lives What the Dying Teach Us celebrates the spirit loved ones leave behind and teaches you how to surrender into an eternal relationship with them. Furthermore, because of this experience, you will be able to find a new and deeper realization of your own existence. What the Dying Teach Us will help you spiritually connect with yourself as well as with deceased loved ones that continue to live on through faith.

On Christian Dying

Classic and Contemporary Texts

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: Sheed & Ward

ISBN: 1461675081

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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On Christian Dying gathers original texts from the great saints and teachers of the Christian tradition to present 2000 years of theological wisdom on death and dying. Matthew Levering mines the best of classical thought with selections that offer both ancient and contemporary Christians as models for understanding. He includes writings from Ignatius of Antioch, Thomas Aquinas, Catherine of Siena, Thomas More, and John Henry Newman among others. This volume explores the questions: What is a 'good' death? How can we live life to prepare for it? What happens to those who have died? What is 'martyrdom'? How should a Christian understand death in light of Christ's cross? How are those who have died related to the living?

Final Gifts

Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Co

Author: Maggie Callanan,Patricia Kelley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451677294

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share. Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end.

Birth, Breath, and Death

Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life As a Doula

Author: Amy Wright Glenn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482079821

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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At the age of fourteen, Amy Wright Glenn began to question the Mormon faith of her family. She embarked on a life long personal and scholarly quest for truth. While teaching comparative religion and philosophy, Amy was drawn to the work of supporting women through labor and holding compassionate space for the dying. Amy shares moving tales of birth and death while drawing on her work as a birth doula, hospital chaplain, and her own experience of motherhood. We are born, we die, and in between these irrevocable facts of human existence the breath weaves all moments together. "Birth, Breath, and Death" entwines story, philosophy, and poetic reflection into transforming narratives that are full of grace.

Die Wise

A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Author: Stephen Jenkinson

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949739

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 396

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"A potentially life-changing book for anyone wanting to experience grief and death in a more meaningful way. Grounded in the author's experiences with hundreds of dying people and their families, the book advocates a bold engagement with a part of the human experience that is often more endured than lived"--

Gentle Dying

Author: Felicity Warner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848500051

Category: Death

Page: 240

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Gentle Dying is a wonderful tool to help anyone with a terminal illness or those caring for someone who is dying. A modern death often means being cared for by strangers in an unfamiliar place, away from home where the emphasis is on preventing death rather than embracing it in a compassionate way. Gentle Dying is about switching the focus from cure to human touch and emotional support.Full of practical advice and simple techniques to support the dying process for carers and those that are dying. Gentle Dying will show you that death isn't something to be feared but a rite of passage, a time of gentle reflection, optimism and a preparation for the next life.

Wisdom for Living the Final Season

Author: Kathy Kalina

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0819883387

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Even those with a strong faith in God’s limitless mercy and may fear the process of dying. In this book, hospice nurse Kathy Kalina helps us find peace and solace so that we can live fully the end of our lives. This book is a gentle, straightforward companion for living the final season.