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

    by Ann Richardson

    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

    $8.99 AUD

  • Dignifying Dementia: A Caregiver's Struggle

    by Elizabeth Tierney

    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

    $10.88 AUD

  • 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

    by Coen van Hasselt

    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

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  • 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

    $3.59 AUD

  • Last Rights

    Rescuing the End of Life from the Medical System

    by Stephen P. Kiernan

    "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

    $12.53 AUD

  • Drugs in Palliative Care

    by Andrew Dickman

    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

    $69.18 AUD

  • Death is But a Dream

    Hope and meaning at life's end

    by Dr Christopher Kerr and 1 more

    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

  • 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

  • Chaplaincy in Hospice and Palliative Care

    by Karen Murphy and 30 more

    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

    $29.14 AUD

  • LGBTQ-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care

    A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice

    by Kimberly Acquaviva

    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

    $18.91 AUD

  • Speaking of Dying

    A Practical Guide to Using Counselling Skills in Palliative Care

    by Louis Heyse-Moore and 1 more

    Good counselling skills are often not taught to the professionals who need them most. Compassionate and tactful communication skills can make the difference between an awkward encounter with a dying patient, and an engaging, empathic bond between two people.Louis Heyse-Moore draws on his wealth of experience as a trained counsellor and palliative medicine specialist. Covering difficult subjects ... Read more

    $29.14 AUD

  • Parting

    A Handbook for Spiritual Care Near the End of Life

    by Jennifer Sutton Holder and 1 more

    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

    $14.62 AUD

  • Evidence-Based Healthcare Chaplaincy

    A Research Reader

    by George Fitchett and 2 more

    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

    $46.08 AUD

  • Caregiving

    The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss, and Renewal

    by Beth Witrogen McLeod

    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

    $20.89 AUD

  • What Does It Feel Like to Die?

    by Jennie Dear

    A compassionate, honest, and illuminating look at the dying process . . .As a long-time hospice volunteer, Jennie Dear has helped countless patients, families, and caregivers cope with the many challenges of the dying process. Inspired by her own personal journey with her mother’s long-term illness, Dear demystifies the experience of dying for everyone whose lives it touches. She spoke to doctors, ... Read more

    $16.82 AUD

  • The Last Waltz

    Love, Death & Betrayal

    by Sean Davison

      The Last Waltz, written by Sean Davison and edited by Elaine Feuer,  is the true story of an extraordinary love between a terminally-ill mother and son, and how their informed decisions lead to unforeseen consequences: A sister betrays her brother; a son is charged with murder; Archbishop Desmond Tutu requests bail; igniting a public debate about voluntary euthanasia and the right to die.   ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • A Practical Guide to Palliative Care in Paediatrics

    by Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service – Paediatric Palliative Care Service and 2 more

    This ebook is a practical guide to all of the issues relating to the care of a child or young person with a life limiting condition. It aims to empower clinicians to care for children at home or as close to home as possible. It is a national resource and a major contribution towards supporting dying children and their families to have the best quality of life. Sections include psychosocial ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • The Conversation

    A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care

    by Angelo E. Volandes

    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

    $17.70 AUD

  • Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision?

    The case for greater choice at the end of life

    by Jo Cartwright and 2 more

    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

    $13.08 AUD

  • I Am Here

    stories from a cancer ward

    by Johannes Klabbers

    What comfort can an agnostic give people who are suffering or dying?Looking for more meaning in his work, Johannes Klabbers gave up a tenured academic position to spend his days caring for the sick and dying. He trained as a secular pastoral carer in a cancer hospital, and from the patients there he learned how simply talking and listening can provide comfort: from chatting about the football to ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Living with Ageing and Dying

    Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People

    by Merryn Gott and 1 more

    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

    $87.11 AUD

  • The Art of Dying Well

    A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

    by Katy Butler

    This “comforting…thoughtful” (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a “roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance” (The Boston Globe).“A common sense path to define what a ‘good’ ... Read more

    $19.99 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

    $20.89 AUD