On Dying Well
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Publisher: Church House Publishing
Author: E. Mansell Pattison
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Author: Cory Taylor
Publisher: Text Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 6177‘Dying is bracing and beautiful, possessed of an extraordinary intellectual and moral rigor...Every human should read it.’ New York Times One of President Barack Obama’s top ten reads of 2017 Cory Taylor wrote this remarkable book in the space of a few weeks before her death from melanoma-related cancer in July 2016. In a tremendous creative surge, as her body weakened, she described the experience of knowing she would soon die. Her powerful and beautifully written book is a clear-eyed account of the tangle of her feelings, her reflections on her life, her memories of the lives and deaths of her parents. She tells us why it was important to her to have the ability to choose the circumstances of her death. Dying: A Memoir is a breathtaking book about vulnerability and strength, courage and humility, anger and acceptance. It is a deeply affecting meditation on dying, but it is also a funny and wise tribute to life. Cory Taylor was born in Queensland in 1955. She was an award-winning novelist and screenwriter who also published short fiction and children’s books. Her first novel, Me and Mr Booker, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Pacific Region) in 2012 and her second novel, My Beautiful Enemy, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2014. She died on 5 July 2016, a couple of months after Dying: A Memoir was published. ‘The book rings louder in my imagination the more time I spend apart from it...Taylor’s prose is clear and direct, with flashes of surpassing loveliness...it has a startling offhand grace...Taylor writes that she will most miss her husband and the faces of her children. They will surely miss her, too. But it’s at least something — maybe a tiny bit lucky, even — that this gorgeous piece of her remains.’ New York Times ‘If a more open discussion of death is needed in the West, Taylor’s book is a manual for the task. It is full of wisdom and vulnerability; it is also profoundly reassuring. Dying, she repeatedly says, is deeply lonely. No one can do it with you. But this book might be a companion, made all the more solid by its lack of sentimentality and any other false comforts.’ Times Literary Supplement ‘A fine and sorrowful finale.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘What is truly profound about this book is that—though it ought to be harrowing—it is astonishingly easy, if not strangely uplifting, to read. In part, this is because the narrative voice is so gentle, and tightly controlled. Every scene has a radiant quality; it glows.’ Conversation ‘...As this quietly remarkable book illustrates, that kind of looking entails its own tribute to the sweetness of life.’ Radio Australia ‘Unflinchingly honest...This deep meditation is beautifully written and destined to be an important piece of the conversation surrounding death. Taylor’s last testament to life is a welcome departing gift from a thoughtful and inspired author.’ STARRED review, Publishers Weekly ‘An eloquent plea for a more humane approach to death and a moving meditation on the life that leads to that end.’ STARRED review, Kirkus Reviews ‘Brave and funny, rare and honest.’ Bookseller UK
Author: Rabbi Julia Neuberger
Publisher: CRC Press
View: 1575This book explores the Care Trust concept promoted by central government for improving partnership working between health and social care. Using case studies and examples to raise current issues related to partnership working it explains how Care Trusts are bridging the gap between health and social care and considers how they are delivering more co-ordinated services and improved outcomes. All healthcare and social care professionals with responsibility for involved in or affected by the new partnership working arrangements will find this book useful reading.
Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss
Category: Social Science
View: 3835Should patients be told they are dying? How do families react when one of their members is facing death? Who should reveal that death is imminent? How does hospital staff-doctors, nurses, and attendants-act toward the dying patient and his family?
Author: Tor-Björn Hägglund
Category: Creative ability
Author: Stephanie Kenrose,Stephanie, MFA Kenrose
View: 319Faulkner's use of Christian Mythology and Southern folklore in As I Lay Dying is well documented. However, Addie Bundren's journey to her burial plot parallels the travels of the dead in the Aztec myths of the gloomy underworld of Mictlan too closely to be explained by coincidence. This book explains some of the major similarities between the myths and AILD, and will suggest places where Faulkner may have obtained his source material.
Author: Jonathan S Watts,Yoshiharu Tomatsu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 1436"In collaboration with the Jodo Shu Research Institute (JSRI)."
Author: Dr. Clarence R. Kelley Sr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 9740DYING BUT NOT DEAD is a book about end of life care. It takes a look at how we often times see the dying. It is an observation from the Hospice Chaplain as to how we often respond to those who have been given a terminal diagnosis. It is also a glimpse of the Patients emotional, Psychological and Spiritual response to death and dying. The intent of the book is that we become better listeners to those we companion during end of life care. It is about listening to them and hearing what they have to say. It is about enhancing their dignity and comfort during their journey.
Author: Gary Belkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 9375Brain death-the condition of a non-functioning brain, has been widely adopted around the world as a definition of death since it was detailed in a Report by an Ad Hoc Committee of Harvard Medical School faculty in 1968. It also remains a focus of controversy and debate, an early source of criticism and scrutiny of the bioethics movement. Death before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain Death looks at the work of the Committee in a way that has not been attempted before in terms of tracing back the context of its own sources-the reasoning of it Chair, Henry K Beecher, and the care of patients in coma and knowledge about coma and consciousness at the time. That history requires re-thinking the debate over brain death that followed which has tended to cast the Committee's work in ways this book questions. This book, then, also questions common assumptions about the place of bioethics in medicine. This book discusses if the advent of bioethics has distorted and limited the possibilities for harnessing medicine for social progress. It challenges historical scholarship of medicine to be more curious about how medical knowledge can work as a potentially innovative source of values.