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

Author: Maggie Callanan; Patricia Kelley
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In this moving and compassionate book, hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more then twenty years experience tending the terminally ill."--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie Callanan; Patricia Kelley
ISBN: 9781451667257 1451667256 9781451677294 1451677294
OCLC Number: 742509747
Description: 221 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "It's time to get in line" --
Nearing death awareness: introduction and background. Nearing death awareness: an introduction --
Beginnings --
Reactions to death --
Nearing death awareness: what I am experiencing. "Where's the map?" --
Preparing for travel or change: "I'm getting ready to leave" --
Being in the presence of someone not alive: "I'm not alone" --
Seeing a place: "I see where I'm going" --
Knowing when death will occur: "It will be when ..." --
Nearing death awareness: what I need for a peaceful death. "We must go to the park" --
Needing reconciliation: "I need to make peace with ..." --
Being held back: "I'm stuck in between ..." --
Nonverbal communications: "My actions speak for me" --
Symbolic dreams: "I dreamed about ..." --
Choosing a time: "The time is right" --
Nearing death awareness: practical uses.
Responsibility: Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley.

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"In this moving and compassionate book, hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more then twenty years experience tending the terminally ill."--Page 4 of cover.

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