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By Dave Barry. 1998
Florida columnist and author focuses his humour on the aging of baby boomers. He gives highlights of each of the… "formative boomer years" from 1947, when he was born, to 1974. Barry grumbles about such issues as failing eyesight, retirement planning, and not being "hip" anymore. Bestseller. 1998.
By Timothy E Quill. 1993
A physician describes the decision-making process of one of his patients and his role in assisting her suicide. Quill reveals… how he came to believe that medicine does not properly address the needs of the dying. He outlines alternative choices that he believes a patient can make in consultation with his or her doctor and argues for the need to challenge the status quo that makes one choice an illegal act. 1993.
By Helen Brown. 2010
Helen Brown wasn't a cat person, but her nine-year old son Sam was. A week after Helen agreed to let… Sam have a kitten, Sam was killed in a road accident. Not long after this, a little black kitten was delivered to the family's doorstep. Helen was ready to send her back, but Sam's younger brother, Rob, identified with the kitten who'd also lost her brothers. Stroking her, it was the first time Helen had seen him smile since Sam's death. There was no choice, the kitten -- dubbed Cleo -- had to stay. Cleo's immense character slowly taught the family to laugh again, giving them hope of getting back to normal. 2010.
By Katherine M Ramsland. 2001
By Colin Murray Parkes. 1998
This is the third edition of a classic study into bereavement, which aims to answer questions like: how is bereavement… affected by age, gender, manner of death, personal psychology and culture; what are the signs of pathological grieving which can lead to mental illness; and how can carers provide genuine help without interfering with the painful but necessary "work" of mourning? New to this edition are discussions of the many forms of loss and recent research by the author. 1988.
By Gary A Kowalski, Josée Guévin. 2012
La mort d'un animal de compagnie est une expérience souvent déchirante. Dans cet ouvrage, Kowalski propose des conseils chaleureux et… judicieux pour traverser cette épreuve. Il y relate des anecdotes touchantes et propose des solutions pratiques comme de prendre soin de vous durant la période de deuil, créer des rituels qui honorent le souvenir de votre animal et parler de sa mort aux enfants. 2012. Titre uniforme: Goodbye friend: healing wisdom for anyone who has ever lost a pet.
By Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Philippe Beaudoin. 1998
Comme le titre l'indique, ce livre présente les questions souvent posées par les différents acteurs qui, à titres divers, sont… touchés par le sujet : patients incurables, entourage, personnels médical et social. L'auteure y répond en fonction de son savoir de praticienne et n'hésite pas à traiter des dimensions sociales, philosophiques et spirituelles sous-jacentes. 1998.
By Irene Crawford. 1985
4 regards sur la mort et ses tabous: soins palliatifs, euthanasie, suicides assistés, et expériences de mort imminente
By Jean-Jacques Charbonier, Annie Babu, Émilie Barraud. 2015
" Comment se positionner face à l'euthanasie et au suicide assisté ? Que sont les soins palliatifs, comment sont-ils organisés… et qui peut en bénéficier? Comment communiquer avec une personne dans le coma ? Peut-on croire les récits extraordinaires de celles et ceux qui ont connu une expérience de mort imminente ? En quoi ces histoires hors du commun peuvent-elles nous aider à briser les tabous de la mort ? À la lumière de leur vécu et des résultats d'une enquête d'opinion qu'ils ont menée auprès de 3 000 personnes, les auteurs exposent avec passion leurs idées, leurs choix ainsi que leurs convictions convergentes ou divergentes , offrant au lecteur un large champ de réflexion pour se faire sa propre opinion. Cet ouvrage brûlant d'actualité relève le défi de réunir et de mettre en perspective des domaines qui, le plus souvent, s'ignorent ou se combattent les soins palliatifs, l'euthanasie, le suicide assisté et les EMI... " -- 4e de couv.
By Karl A Pillemer. 2011
Pillemer interviewed more than 1,000 Americans over the age of 65 about issues like children, marriage, money, and careers, finding… time and again their answers pointed to the same set of essential lessons. Here, he delivers the personal stories and challenges overcome that led to their hard-won knowledge and sage advice. 2011.
By Jan Sheble. 1997
Comfort, support, and encouragement are offered for the grieving widow or widower. Contains 365 daily meditations to help lead people… through the mourning process to a healing that only God can provide. 1997.
By John Gray. 2011
For most of human history, religion provided a clear explanation of life and death, but in the late 19th and… early 20th centuries new ideas - from psychiatry to evolution to Communism - seemed to suggest that our fate was now in our own hands. Gray investigates the belief that the science-backed Communism of the new USSR could reshape the planet, and the belief among a group of Edwardian intellectuals that there was a non-religious form of life after death. c2011.
By Susan Krieger. 2005
Krieger, a sociologist and writer who is also losing her vision to a rare eye disease, goes bird watching in… New Mexico, learns to use a white cane, revisits an old love, and returns to the summer camp of her youth, while reflecting on the nature of blindness and sight. She explains that that while outer landscapes may change, the inner visions persist, giving meaning and jarring the senses with a very different picture from what appears before the eyes. Some descriptions of sex. 2005.
By Kathryn Mannix. 2018
Once a familiar and gentle process, death has come to be something from which we shy away, preferring to fight… it desperately than to accept its inevitability. This book seeks to counter this and show the unexpected beauty, dignity, and profound humanity of life coming to an end. 2018.
By Perry Epler Gresham. 1980
By Richard Underwood, Brenda Breeden Underwood. 1989
This guide to a healthy, active retirement includes tips on creating an exercise plan, starting a healthy diet, and creating… goals for your retirement years. The authors also discuss personal security, support groups and coping with loss. 1989.
By Elin Schoen. 1984
Widower of the novelist Iris Murdoch tells an inspirational, painful, and ultimately uplifting story of how he had to grapple… with his fate as a man by beginning life anew, in his mid-seventies. 2001.
By Martha Weinman Lear. 2008
Perhaps the greatest source of anxiety for America's aging boomers is what's happening to their memory. Lear provides reassurance (a… certain amount of forgetfulness in the middle-aged and young elderly is normal) along with the holy quartet of memory aids: eat healthily, avoid stress, get lots of sleep, and exercise both body and mind regularly. For those who fear early-onset Alzheimer's, Lear provides a chart differentiating normal memory loss from dementia, and describes new research on drugs that improve memory and cognition. 2008.
By David Kuhl. 2003
Drawing from case studies, Kuhl provides a balanced perspective on caring for the terminally ill. He also offers insight into… how patients can foster better communication between themselves and their doctors. Besides discussing the physician's account of the clinical aspects of the dying process, Kuhl sensitively examines the harder-to-define psychological and spiritual issues. 2002.