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Author Carroll, David, 1942-

Title Living with dying : a loving guide for family and close friends / David Carroll.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Paragon House, 1991.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  155.937 C319L    Check Shelf
Edition First paperback edition.
Description xviii, 389 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Chapter I: Talking with the dying about death -- When is a person actually considered to be dying? -- Should patients be told that they are dying? -- Chapter II: Coming to terms with death: Stages of acceptance -- Denial -- Anger -- Bargaining -- Depression -- Acceptance -- Misinterpreting the notion of stages -- Other theories on the stages of dying -- Chapter III: The experience of dying -- What it feels like to be dying -- Are the dying different from other people? -- Personality changes -- Dreams of death -- Hallucinations -- Becoming lucid during the last moments -- Sex and the dying person -- Fear of dying -- Dealing with pain -- Chapter IV: Caring for the dying -- Relating to someone who is dying -- Emotional support for the patient -- Chapter V: The rights of the patient -- A bill of rights -- Paying the hospital bill -- Choosing a hospital -- The "dying trajectory" -- Life-sustaining treatment -- Medical research -- The physician and the medical staff -- Chapter VI: How children view death -- Children's attitudes toward death -- Children's understanding of death -- Speaking about death with children -- Telling children that a loved one has died -- Children's reactions to the death of a loved one -- Children and funerals -- Children of a suicide -- Children's memories of the deceased -- Chapter VII: Caring for the dying child -- Caring for a child at home -- Caring for a child in the hospital -- Should children be told that they are dying? -- How children deal with the idea of their own death -- Indulging a sick child -- The parents of a dying child -- Chapter VIII: Home care -- Paying for home care -- Advantages -- Doctors -- Resources -- How home care works -- Problems -- Medication -- More on costs -- Chapter IX: Sources of help -- Religious counsel -- The therapist -- Support groups for the dying and their families -- Chapter X: The hospice -- What is a hospice? -- Costs -- Home care plan -- Gaining admittance -- Hospice facilities in the United States -- Chapter XI: An appropriate death -- Chapter XII: Practical preparations -- Planning for the funeral -- Donating one's body to science -- Memorial societies -- Cryonics -- Cemetary plains -- Choosing a cemetery -- Cremation -- Handling the funeral -- Choosing a coffin -- Embalming -- Autopsies -- The coroner -- Financial benefits for survivors -- The will -- Chapter XIII: Bereavement -- Stages of bereavement -- Bereavement and denial -- Anger at the deceased -- Guilt -- Side effects -- Issues -- Chapter XIV: Living with aids: Some important facts for patients and caregivers -- If a person has AIDS does this automatically mean that he or she will die? -- Should caregivers who take care of AIDS persons be afraid of contracting AIDS? -- Rights of an AIDS patient -- Major psychological issues -- Help groups -- Guilt -- Acceptance.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-376) and index.
Subject Death -- Psychological aspects.
Children and death.
ISBN 155778356X: $12.95
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