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Advice for future corpses (and those who love them) : a practical perspective on death and dying

Author: Sallie Tisdale
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Touchstone hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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A straightforward, wise, and humorous narrative field guide for both the dying and those who love them by an author who brings a unique set of qualifications to this delicate subject'she's a Pushcart Prize-winning writer, a palliative care nurse with more than ten years of experience, and a lifelong Buddhist. If you don't plan, you're only limiting your options. We do not know when we will die. We may see it coming  Read more...
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Tisdale, Sallie.
Advice for future corpses (and those who love them).
New York : Touchstone, 2018
(DLC) 2017059645
(OCoLC)1021061944
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sallie Tisdale
ISBN: 9781501182198 1501182196
OCLC Number: 1040202750
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: The dangerous situation --
Resistance --
A good death --
Communication --
Last months --
Where? --
Last weeks --
Last days --
That moment --
Bodies --
Grieving --
Joy.
Responsibility: Sallie Tisdale.

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A straightforward, wise, and humorous narrative field guide for both the dying and those who love them by an author who brings a unique set of qualifications to this delicate subject'she's a Pushcart Prize-winning writer, a palliative care nurse with more than ten years of experience, and a lifelong Buddhist. If you don't plan, you're only limiting your options. We do not know when we will die. We may see it coming from far away, or all at once. But I will die and you will die. You believe that, don't you' You get ready to die the way you get ready for a trip. Start by realizing you don't know the way. Read a few travel guides. Study the language, look at maps, gather equipment. Let yourself imagine what it will be like. Pack your bags. This book is one of those travel guides'a guide to preparing for your own death and the deaths of people close to you. The fact of death is hard to believe. Sallie Tisdale explores our fears and all the ways death and talking about death make us uncomfortable'but she also explores its intimacies and joys. Tisdale looks at grief, what the last days and hours of life are like, and what happens to dead bodies. Advice for Future Corpses includes exercises designed to make you think differently about the inevitable. She includes practical advice, personal experience, a little Buddhist philosophy, and stories. But this isn't a book of inspiration or spiritual advice'Advice for Future Corpses is about how you can get ready. Start by admitting that we are all future corpses.

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