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.
Table of Contents
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.
PART 3. Help for Families.
9. Resources For the Dying and Their Families.
PART 4. Speical Cases
10. Unique Challenges.
11. Those Who Care for the Dying.