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Healing The Dying 2nd Edition

Melody Olson, PhD, RN

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1997
  • 288 Pages

Overview

Whether you are a healthcare professional who cares for dying patients or a family member caring for a loved one who is approaching death, you'll appreciate the knowledge Healing the Dying has to offer. A practical yet compassionate guide, it thoroughly discusses the issues and needs caretakers need to be aware of when caring for the dying, and focuses on the relationship between death and society throughout history, how to comfort the dying individual and how to help families deal with the loss of a loved one. Complete coverage of the physiology of death helps prepare caregivers for symptoms experienced by the dying; chapter on care of the caregiver addresses the emotional stress that can result from caring for the dying and ways in which cope with this stress. Comprehensive in its scope, Healing the Dying integrates cultural and spiritual considerations into its framework and is based on current standards of care.

Melody Olson, PhD, RN, Medical College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

Melody Olson, RN, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the College of Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina. She has led a number of research efforts on near-death-experiences and therapeutic touch, and has led a number of seminars on both topics. She is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. She has published widely in both nursing and mutlidisciplinary journals. She is currently active in parish nurse education.
  • · Real-life vignettes illustrate topics in an immediate manner
  • · Updated reference and Web site lists direct users to additional information
  • · Limited use of professional jargon makes this reference approachable by those outside the health care arena
PART 1. The Sociology of Death.
1. What Does It Mean to Heal the Dying?
2. The Sociology of Death: Patterns and Values.
3. Theories Related to Dying, Healing.
PART 2. Comfort of the Dying Individual.
4. Goals for Comfort in Dying.
5. Pain Management.
6. Care of the Person Who is Frightened.
7. Spirituality.
PART 3. Help for Families.
8. Families.
9. Resources For the Dying and Their Families.
PART 4. Speical Cases
10. Unique Challenges.
11. Those Who Care for the Dying.
Epilogue.
Appendix.

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  • ISBN-10: 0766825728
  • ISBN-13: 9780766825727
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $47.75
  • RETAIL $63.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Healing The Dying

ISBN: 9780766825727
Whether you are a healthcare professional who cares for dying patients or a family member caring for a loved one who is approaching death, you'll appreciate the knowledge Healing the Dying has to offer. A practical yet compassionate guide, it thoroughly discusses the issues and needs caretakers need to be aware of when caring for the dying, and focuses on the relationship between death and society throughout history, how to comfort the dying individual and how to help families deal with the loss of a loved one. Complete coverage of the physiology of death helps prepare caregivers for symptoms experienced by the dying; chapter on care of the caregiver addresses the emotional stress that can result from caring for the dying and ways in which cope with this stress. Comprehensive in its scope, Healing the Dying integrates cultural and spiritual considerations into its framework and is based on current standards of care.

FOR STUDENTS

Healing The Dying

ISBN: 9780766825727
Whether you are a healthcare professional who cares for dying patients or a family member caring for a loved one who is approaching death, you will appreciate the information in the second edition of Healing the Dying. This practical, yet compassionate, guide explores ways caretakers can assist the dying person reach a sense of integration of self and life, claim his life as his own, and feel his death matters to someone. The author thoroughly discusses the needs of caretakers who are caring for the terminally ill and explores the relationship between death and society throughout history, how to comfort the dying individual and how to help families deal with the loss of a loved one. The book also includes goals for comfort in dying, pain management, spirituality, and care of the caregiver. Comprehensive in its scope, this book is a thoughtful look at what "to heal the dying" really means. (Key Words: dying, healing, hospice, hospice care, grief counseling, bereavement, spirituality)