Living Life Facing Death

A Beginner S Guide To The End

A Beginner S Guide To The End

“A gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share” (The Washington Post): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. “There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner’s Guide to the End. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.” Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you’re sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you’d hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don’t worry: if anyone gets snippy, it’ll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one’s social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy. An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, A Beginner’s Guide to the End is “a book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life” (New York Times bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : BJ Miller
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2020-06-30
Total Pages : 544 Pages
ISBN : 9781501157219


Living Life Facing Death

Living Life Facing Death

Living Life, Facing Death offers a reflective perspective on how dying fits into our living, whether we are facing our own death, or that of a loved one. It is for those who would like to think deeply about the many meanings death can have as the formative culminating event of a human life.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Paul M. Murphey
Publisher :
Release : 2011-10-01
Total Pages : 172 Pages
ISBN : 1603500197


Dying To Live Your Life

Dying To Live Your Life

Death is our common end. Death can arrive when we least expect it--through injury, illness, and unexpected life events that bring death close to us, and we never feel like we are prepared Sometimes we skirt death and find ourselves renewed in life. We want to pursue new adventures, pathways and are energized to explore the best life has to offer. But why does it take facing death for us to live our best life? How do we embrace the greatness of our world without having to first face trauma and fear? Follow along in the journey of Lisabeth as she navigates through a second devastating life trauma, and how she realized that we can all focus on our time living, instead of worrying that we have not lived or done enough in the time that we have been given.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Lisabeth Mackall
Publisher : Readersmagnet LLC
Release : 2019-01-16
Total Pages : 204 Pages
ISBN : 1949981177


A Beginner S Guide To The End

A Beginner S Guide To The End

"I wish I'd had this book when I needed it. Death and dying are not subjects that many people are comfortable talking about, but it's hugely important to be as prepared as you can be - emotionally, physically, practically, financially, and spiritually. This book may be the most important guide you could have." - Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love ___________ The end of a life can often feel like a traumatic, chaotic and inhuman experience. In this reassuring and inspiring book, palliative care physician Dr BJ Miller and writer Shoshana Berger provide a vision for rethinking and navigating this universal process. There are plenty of self-help books for mourners, but nothing in the way of a modern, approachable and above all useful field guide for the living. And all of us - young, old, sick and well - could use the help. After all, pregnant couples have ample resources available to them as they prepare to bring a new life into the world: Lamaze courses, elaborate birth plans, tons of manuals. Why don't we have a What to Expect When You're Expecting to Die book? An accessible, beautifully designed and illustrated companion, A Beginner's Guide to the End offers a clear-eyed and compassionate survey of the most pressing issues that come up when one is dying, and will bring optimism and practical guidance to empower readers with the knowledge, resources and tools they'll need to die better, maybe even with triumph.

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Genre : Death
Author : B. J. Miller
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07-16
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 152940391X


Living In The Face Of Death

Living In The Face Of Death

Whereas Western society views death as the last taboo, the Tibetan tradition incorporates meditation on death into everyday life. Tibetan Buddhists believe that a conscious awareness of one's own impermanence allows a person to live a happy, fulfilled life. Over the centuries, the Tibetans have developed a wide-ranging literature on death, including inspirational poetry and prose, prayers, and practical works on caring for the dying. This fascinating book presents nine short Tibetan texts. Important writings by the Second, Seventh, and Thirteenth Dalai Lamas and by Karma Lingpa, author of The Tibetan Book of the Dead, are included. It covers topics such as meditation techniques to prepare for death, inspirational accounts of the deaths of saints and yogis, and methods for training the mind in the transference of consciousness at the time of death.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Glenn H. Mullin
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
Release : 2009-01-16
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781559393102


Inter Facing Death

 Inter Facing Death

In modern times, death is understood to have undergone a transformation not unlike religion. Whereas in the past it was out in the open, it now resides mostly in specialized spaces of sequestration—funeral homes, hospitals and other medical facilities. A mainstay in so-called traditional societies in the form of ritual practices, death was usually messy but meaningful, with the questions of what happens to the dead or where they go lying at the heart of traditional culture and religion. In modernity, however, we are said to have effectively sanitized it, embalmed it and packaged it—but it seems that death is back. In the current era marked by economic, political and social uncertainty, we see it on television, on the Internet; we see it almost everywhere. (Inter)Facing Death analyzes the nexus of death and digital culture in the contemporary moment in the context of recent developments in social, cultural and political theory. It argues that death today can be thought of as "interfaced," that is mediated and expressed, in various aspects of contemporary life rather than put to the side or overcome, as many narratives of modernity have suggested. Employing concepts from anthropology, sociology, media studies and communications, (Inter)Facing Death examines diverse phenomena where death and digital culture meet, including art, online suicide pacts, the mourning of celebrity deaths, terrorist beheadings and selfies. Providing new lines of thinking about one of the oldest questions facing the human and social sciences, this book will appeal to scholars and students of social and political theory, anthropology, sociology and cultural and media studies with interests in death.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Sam Han
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-11-05
Total Pages : 166 Pages
ISBN : 9781315446745


The Art Of Dying

The Art Of Dying

The Art of Dying speaks to modern readers with refreshing frankness and wit. It covers the subject thoroughly, from how to inform relatives of impending death, to coping with pain and fear, to death rituals, to preparing for a possible afterlife or, depending on one's viewpoint, the end of it all. Publishers Weekly Along with our caring presence, this book may be the finest gift we can give someone facing the last stage of life. Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People Dr. Weenolsen...doesn't duck the tough questions... -- M. Brewster Smith, Ph.D., former president, American Psychological Association This book gives the same things a good support group does compassionate sympathy and practical advice for people sharing pain. It will be a godsend. Rebecca Brown, author of Gifts of the Body ... begins with the day you receive the diagnosis' and the sudden realization that never again will you be as you were. Even if by some miracle you heal, it will be only temporary.' Weenolsen takes the panic and paralysis out of such news through wise, aggressive, no-holds-barred approaches. -- Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle. A book everyone can benefit from reading... --Nancy Pearl, More Book Lust ....also for family and friends of dying persons, for professionals in the health-care fields, and for those who train them. -- Hannelore Wass, Ph.D., founding editor, Death Studies

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Patricia Weenolsen
Publisher :
Release : 2008-11-01
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 0595526047


Facing Death Embracing Life

Facing Death Embracing Life

A practical and compassionate guide to living with a terminal illness, written by a well-respected palliative care doctor. In his highly regarded bestseller What Dying People Want, Dr. David Kuhl provided valuable insights into the experience of living with a terminal illness. In this guide, Dr. Kuhl distills the practical advice he presented in his first book and helps readers to cope with a terminal illness by providing concrete, step-by-step suggestions, as well as offering space for private reflection. This format will allow readers -- those contending with terminal illness as well as their family and friends -- to sort through difficult but vital conversations with loved ones and caregivers before they take place. This guide includes advice on: - Talking to health care providers about treatment and diagnosis - Learning the right questions to ask specialists - Finding out about alternative treatments - Considering home care vs. hospitalization - Finding sources of financial support - Offering space and guidance for recording and reflecting on larger, more emotional themes

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Genre : Death
Author : David Kuhl
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 330 Pages
ISBN : 0385660669


When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • This inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living? NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • People • NPR • The Washington Post • Slate • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out New York • Publishers Weekly • BookPage Finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Books for a Better Life Award in Inspirational Memoir At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. “I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Paul Kalanithi
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-01-12
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780812988406


Life Lessons

Life Lessons

A guide to living life in the moment uses lessons learned from the dying to help the living find the most enjoyment and happiness.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2014-08-12
Total Pages : 212 Pages
ISBN : 9781476775531