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Final gifts : understanding the special awareness, needs, and communications of the dying

Author: Maggie Callanan; Patricia Kelley
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 1993, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bantam edView all editions and formats
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"When someone we love is terminally ill, we are often unprepared to deal with the experience. But the dying have much to tell us and give to us. Final Gifts is a deeply moving, groundbreaking book that teaches us how to recognize and "decode" the often symbolic communications of those on the verge of death. In this humane, compassionate, and insightful approach to helping the dying, Callanan and Kelley show  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Callanan; Patricia Kelley
ISBN: 0553561391 9780553561395
OCLC Number: 27715890
Description: 252 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley.

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"When someone we love is terminally ill, we are often unprepared to deal with the experience. But the dying have much to tell us and give to us. Final Gifts is a deeply moving, groundbreaking book that teaches us how to recognize and "decode" the often symbolic communications of those on the verge of death. In this humane, compassionate, and insightful approach to helping the dying, Callanan and Kelley show families, friends, and other caregivers how to listen to the dying, how to understand and accept what they wish or need to share, and how to learn from this awesome life event in ways that bring understanding, comfort, intimacy, and peace. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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