This book was written to help you understand many of the issues you may face at the end of life. It will help you to unravel their complexity so, when the time comes, you can think clearly and make informed decisions on behalf of the dying—be it you, loved ones, or your patients.
A must-read book for all nurses and nursing students, respiratory therapists and students, and all healthcare personnel directly involved with patients nearing or at the end of life. Are you prepared to handle the mental, emotional, and spiritual issues of your patients, their families, and yourself during such crucial moments?
This book is not about palliative care or understanding the bereavement processes. It’s about those unfortunate patients and their families caught in the nightmarish world of modern medical technology that finds themselves landing amid a technological hell.
This book addresses the death and dying process from a metaphysical and transcendental perspective and discusses issues that impact the mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the dying person, their family, and friends. If you or a loved one are facing end-of-life issues, distressing questions and situations may arise that force you into making some very difficult decisions.
The information in this book may help to alleviate the uncertainties and anguish felt during this most heart-rending time. Perhaps embracing new ideas will open your mind and heart to myriad possibilities. A deeper understanding of the viewpoints of other religions, cultures, and ethnicities will help all of us to become more understanding, compassionate, and respectful of the needs and wishes of the dying person.
Are you ready to journey beyond your comfort zone?