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Awake at the bedside : contemplative teachings on palliative and end-of-life care

Author: Koshin Paley Ellison
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Wisdom, [2016]
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"This book isn't about dying. It's about caring and what giving care really means. It's about life and what life has to teach us. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care, as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers, and even poets, offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort-and change the way we think about death. Contributors include Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Cicely Saunders, Derek  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Koshin Paley Ellison
ISBN: 1614291195 9781614291190
OCLC Number: 915493695
Description: xvii, 347 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Poem / Kozan Ichikyo --
Transforming the care of serious illness / Diane Meier --
Watch with me / Dame Cecily Saunders --
Poem: The promise ; Poem: The gate ; Poem: For three days ; Poem: The last time ; Poem: What the living do / Marie Howe --
Mindfulness is not a part-time job: dementia, flowers, and attention / Issan Dorsey --
Unfinished business and how you know that you know / Elisabeth Kübler-Ross --
Creating a dharma vision / Anyen Rinpoche --
Poem: Lucky ; Poem: Medicine / Tony Hoagland --
Meeting the divine messengers / Bhikkhu Bodhi --
The healing encounter: meeting one another in the space between / Judy Lief --
Poem: Hospital song ; Poem: Hospital writing workshop / Rafael Campo --
Taking the precepts as your guide: how to approach difficult decisions, accept the consequences, and not keep yourself up all night / Craig D. Blinderman --
Meditation practice: a practice of dying / Joseph Goldstein --
Poem: the washing of the body / Nick Flynn --
Redefining the metaphor for dying / Ram Dass --
Acknowledging the shadow / Rodney Smith --
Poem / Senryu --
Becoming (and sustaining) the bodhisattvas we already are / Michael Kearney and Radhule Weininger --
Poem: Appointment ; Poem: Afterbody ; Poem: Untitled / Jason Shinder --
The raw spot / Norman Fischer --
Poem: Love after love / Derek Walcott --
A good enough death / Joshua Bright --
A theravada approach to spiritual care of the dying and deceased / Gil Fronsdal --
Poem: Touch me ; Poem: Passing through ; Poem: The layers / Stanley Kunitz --
More than just a medical event / Kirsten DeLeo --
Our real home / Ajahn Chah --
Poem: For the anniversary of my death ; Poem: Separation / W.S. Merwin --
Don't wait for tomorrow: six meditations on death and dying / Stephen and Ondrea Levine --
Poem / Sunao --
A lesson in compassion / Betsy MacGregor --
Poem: A bowl ; Poem: Bird wings ; Poem: the guest house / Rumi --
The third messenger: death is unavoidable / Larry Rosenberg --
The last kiss / Fernando Kogen Kawai --
Attunement: meditations on compassion / Frank Ostaseski --
Poem: Turtle, swan ; Poem: The embrace / Mark Doty --
In the silence of leaving / Robert Chodo Campbell --
Four stories about seeing around the corner / Rachel Naomi Remen --
Poem: Kindness / Naomi Shihab Nye --
Finding what life is / Shodo Harada --
Imagining people well / Ira Byock.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt Weingast, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

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"This book isn't about dying. It's about caring and what giving care really means. It's about life and what life has to teach us. In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care, as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers, and even poets, offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort-and change the way we think about death. Contributors include Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Cicely Saunders, Derek Walcott, and many more"--Back cover.

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