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Finding your way to say goodbye : comfort for the dying and those who care for them

Author: Harold Ivan Smith
Publisher: Notre Dame, IN : Ave Maria Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Written by a person who has been comforting and counselling terminally ill people for years, this book offers support and encouragement for both those who are approaching death as well as their  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Ivan Smith
ISBN: 0877939756 9780877939757
OCLC Number: 49823354
Description: 221 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one: Introduction --
Defining a "good and blessed" death --
Meditating on the Psalms --
Part two: Admitting that you know --
Releasing control --
Asking your questions --
Dealing with privacy --
Grasping the present tense --
Crying --
Saying "no" or "NO"! to heroic measures --
Partnering with physicians --
Putting choices into writing --
Living until dying --
Dealing with the physical changes --
Embracing God --
Expressing anger --
Forgiving --
Befriending your fears --
Deciding how you want to be remembered --
Reviewing your life --
Making room in your dying for some living --
Making doxologies --
Making life easier for your survivors --
Making a valid will --
Giving it to them now! --
Guarding the gate --
Offering hospitality --
Making visitors comfortable --
Ignoring the well-intentioned --
Dealing with the strugglers --
Leaving an ethical will --
composing your goodbyes --
Food for the journey --
Requesting and receiving the gifts of prayer --
Embracing the silences --
Accepting the mystery --
Telling your stories --
Holding on for special red-letter days --
Making room for humor --
Part three: Clinging to hope --
Enjoying dessert --
Choosing the time to die --
Finishing the race --
Endnotes.
Responsibility: Harold Ivan Smith.

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