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Caring for the dying the doula approach to a meaningful death

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  • Running Time: 07:00 hrs
    Narrator: Barry Abrams
    Publisher:
    Recorded Books, 2017
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Contributor: Tantor Media; Abrams, Barry
    Edition: Unabridged
    Date:
    Created
    2017
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    Copyrighted
    2017
    Summary:

    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.

    Original Publisher: Old Saybrook, Conn, [Prince Frederick, Md.], Tantor Media, [Distributed by] OneClick Digital
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781541424494