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Terminal Care eBooks

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  • Life in a Hospice: Reflections on Caring for the Dying

    You've heard of hospice care, but you prefer not to think about it. Dying is such an uncomfortable topic, we all avoid it. In ignorance, we fear the worst.This book will change your whole view. Taking you behind the scenes of end-of-life care, you will see the enormous efforts of nurses, doctors, chaplains and others – even a thoughtful cook – to provide the calm that we all hope for.Perhaps you ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle

    Diagnosed with dementia in 1997, my husband, Jim, lived at home during his illness and died there in January 2006. I wish this story were fiction, but it is not. Dignifying Dementia is both a love story and an attempt to reach out to others who are living through or who will live through a similar tragedy. It is written in the hope that others might benefit from what I learned as the caregiver of ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • On Living

    Dancing More, Working Less and Other Last Thoughts

    by Kerry Egan ...
    A hospice chaplain's lessons on the meaning of life, from those who are leaving itWhat are the top regrets of the dying? That's what Kerry Egan, a hospice chaplain, learned as she listened to her patients on their deathbeds, witnessing what she calls the "spiritual work of dying" - the work of finding or making meaning of one's life, the experiences it contained and the people who have touched it. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Vechten voor je dood

    Elly's strijd om te mogen sterven

    Elly was klaar met het leven, maar ze mocht er geen afscheid van nemen, tot de Levenseindekliniek het licht zag. Eindelijk bestond de mogelijkheid op een waardige manier afscheid te nemen van het leven dat haar zo kwelde. Elly was één van de eersten die van deze mogelijkheid gebruik maakte.Dit boekje vertelt het verhaal van de verbeten strijd die Elly gevoerd heeft om te mogen sterven en hoe ze ... Read more

    Free

  • Last Rights

    Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System

    "This country is fairly crowded with doctors, families, and patients—all possessed of good intentions—failing to achieve the simple goal of allowing people to die with dignity and grace."In the 1970s, most Americans died swiftly and brutally: of heart attacks, strokes, cancer, or in accidents. But in the past three decades, medical advances have extended our lives and changed the way we die. In ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • CONVERSATIONS ABOUT DEATH

    A Practical Guide to Talking about End-of-Life Care and Dying

    by Sally Cant ...
    Conversations About Death is the result Sally Cant’s twenty years in the death and dying industry. It contains a wealth of information that will make you feel more relaxed, open and comforted by talking about death and dying. Conversations About Death is a much needed tool: to assist in those conversations about what things a person might consider for themselves and their families regarding their ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A Joosr Guide to... Being Mortal by Atul Gawande: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End

    by Joosr ...
    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com.More and more people are dying in nursing homes and ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Assisted

    A doctor's story of assisting death and embracing life

    A transformative and compassionate memoir by a leading pioneer in medically assisted dying who began her career in the maternity ward and now helps patients who are suffering explore and then fulfill their end of life choices.'A tender and truthful look at the idea whose time has come: assisted dying.' - Andrew Denton'They speak of their love for each other, of the wonderful years they have shared ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Drugs in Palliative Care

    series Drugs in...
    While palliative care has adopted a holistic approach to treatment, medication driven symptom management ostensibly forms the critical aspect of care. Pharmacological therapy can be extremely complex because these patients often have coexisting medical conditions in addition to symptoms caused by their terminal disease. The resulting polypharmacy can be daunting for professionals and can ... Read more

    $76.99 AUD

  • Knocking on Heaven's Door

    The Path to a Better Way of Death

    by Katy Butler ...
    In this visionary memoir, based on a groundbreaking New York Times Magazine story, award-winning journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents’ desires for “Good Deaths” and the forces within medicine that stood in the way.Katy Butler was living thousands of miles from her vigorous and self-reliant parents when the call came: a crippling stroke had left her proud seventy-nine-year-old father unable ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Death is But a Dream

    Hope and meaning at life's end

    The first book to explore the meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears.Experiences at the end of life testify to our greatest needs: to love and be loved, to be nurtured and feel connected, to be remembered and forgiven. Christopher Kerr is a hospice doctor. All of his patients die. Yet he has tended to thousands of patients who, in the face of death, speak of love, meaning ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care

    A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice

    This is the only handbook for hospice and palliative care professionals looking to enhance their care delivery or their programs with LGBTQ-inclusive care. Anchored in the evidence, extensively referenced, and written in clear, easy-to-understand language, LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care provides clear, actionable strategies for hospice and palliative physicians, nurses, social workers ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Palliative Care, Trials and COVID-19 Tribulations

    The COVID-19 pandemic started more than a year ago, but until today, we did not have a definitive cure for this disease. The SARS-CoV-2 virus constantly mutated over time, infecting more people and causing tremendous stress on the existing scarcity of healthcare resources all around the world.Here, the experts from ground zero will share their first-hand experience of clinical trials looking for a ... Read more

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  • The Other Side of Sadness

    What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss

    In this thoroughly revised and updated classic, a renowned psychologist shows that mourning is far from predictable, and all of us share a surprising ability to be resilientThe conventional view of grieving--encapsulated by the famous five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance--is defined by a mourning process that we can only hope to accept and endure.In The Other ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

  • How to Be an Even Better Listener

    A Practical Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers

    Providing guidance and advice on the challenging art of listening, this book responds directly to the expressed learning needs of hospice and palliative care volunteers regarding their communication skills in end-of-life care.Listening can be mentally, physically, and spiritually exhausting, often highlighted in books about hospice and palliative care but never taking the spotlight. This ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Parting

    A Handbook for Spiritual Care Near the End of Life

    At times we may be called to be companions on a journey we would rather not take--the journey of a loved one toward the end of life. For those who choose to serve as close companions of terminally ill relatives or friends, Parting offers the collective wisdom of people from many cultures and faith traditions as a "travel guide" for meaningful companionship--helping someone toward a peaceful ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Caregiving

    The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

    Framed by the author's personal odyssey as a caregiver and richly informed by the inspiring and poignant tales of others, Caregiving explores medical and financial problems, all aspects of spirituality, and such issues as depression, stress, housing, home care, and end-of-life concerns. A rare blend of powerful storytelling and practical information, Caregiving is a revelation. ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Evidence-Based Healthcare Chaplaincy

    A Research Reader

    Research literacy is now a requirement for Board-Certified chaplains in the US and a growing field in the UK. This reader gives an overview and introduction to the field of healthcare chaplaincy research. The 21 carefully chosen articles in this book illustrate techniques critical to chaplaincy research: case studies; qualitative research; cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative research, ... Read more

    $54.99 AUD

  • Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care

    Hospice chaplains have traditionally played a unique part in palliative care, providing human compassion and support to help ease life's final chapter. This book thoughtfully tackles the question at the heart of modern hospice chaplaincy: do chaplains have a distinctive role in an increasingly secular society?A comprehensive look at why and how this work needs to be done, each chapter will be a ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision?

    The case for greater choice at the end of life

    Assisted dying is perhaps one of the most divisive issues of the modern age, generating endless headlines and moral debates. Published in conjunction with the organization Dignity in Dying, this important new book provides a forum for expert commentators in a variety of fields, including religion and medicine, to explore whether the most humane response to the torment and helplessness of certain ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Conversation

    A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

    In this "enlightening" (Jane Brody, New York Times) book, Harvard Medical School physician Angelo E. Volandes offers a solution to traumatic end-of-life care: talking, medicine's oldest tool.There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine--keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions, tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Living with Ageing and Dying

    Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People

    Ageing populations mean that palliative and end of life care for older people must assume greater priority. Indeed, there is an urgent need to improve the experiences of older people at the end of life, given that they have been identified as the 'disadvantaged dying'. To date, models of care are underpinned by the ideals of specialist palliative care which were developed to meet the needs of ... Read more

    $92.99 AUD

  • Awake at the Bedside

    Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

    This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means.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.Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Dying Well

    by Ira Byock ...
    **From Ira Byock, prominent palliative care physician and expert in end of life decisions, a lesson in Dying Well.Nobody should have to die in pain. Nobody should have to die alone.**This is Ira Byock's dream, and he is dedicating his life to making it come true. Dying Well brings us to the homes and bedsides of families with whom Dr. Byock has worked, telling stories of love and reconciliation in ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD