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The End of Life Advisor

Personal, Legal, and Medical Considerations for A Peaceful, Dignified Death
Dolan, Susan R. (Book - 2009)
The End of Life Advisor
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In this simple guide, you'll find both practical step-by-step advice and compassionate, heartfelt guidance to dramatically improve the last days of life. Written by a mother-daughter team of hospice volunteers with experience in nursing, law, and psychology,The End-of-Life Advisorwill show you the remarkable benefits of hospice care.If you're a healthcare or legal professional, you'll discover the important ways you can advise your patients and clients. If you're caring for a loved one, you'll learn how you can help make their last days much more comfortable. If you're planning for yourself, you'll understand the decisions you need to make now - so you can find greater peace down the road.You'll get basic practical information on the ways a person can make their wishes known and maintain control over their end-of-life experience. This includes living wills, power of attorney for healthcare, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, choosing hospice care, managing pain, increasing comfort ad making after-death plans.Along the way you'll find inspirational, emotional, and often humorous stories of positive end-of-life experiences - where pain and fear were replaced with comfort and peace.
Authors: Dolan, Susan R.
Title: The end of life advisor
personal, legal, and medical considerations for a peaceful, dignified death
Publisher: New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009
Characteristics: xv, 185 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Susan Dolan, Audrey Vizzard
Contents: Part one: The wisdom of planning ahead. Advance directives ; The importance of conversations about end-of-life care ; The do not resuscitate order (DNR)
Part two: The benefits of hospice. Hospice ; Laughter is good medicine ; The hospice team ; Managing pain and uncomfortable symptoms
Part three: The dying time. Attitudes and choices ; What's it like to die? ; Listen ; Doctors are human, too ; The pleasure diet ; Forgiveness ; Letting go ; The last hurrah ; Extraordinary events
Part four: Final arrangements. Funeral plans ; Ethical wills ; Afterword: The conversation: how to talk about end-of-life-care ; Prequel: how it all began
Part five: Resources
Additional Contributors: Vizzard, Audrey R.
ISBN: 1427798397
Branch Call Number: 616.029 D659e 2009
Subject Headings: Death Terminally ill Psychology Hospice care Terminal care
Topical Term: Death
Terminally ill
Hospice care
Terminal care
LCCN: 2008041287
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"'The End-of-Life Advisor' is a simple guide to prepare you and your loved ones to die well. Written for every man and woman, young and old, patient or caregiver, whether you are living in the last days or have years yet to go, you will find practical information and compassionate guidance t... Read More »

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