Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life
A guide to understand the special needs of the dying and those who care for them, from the bestselling coauthor of Final Gifts Maggie Callanan's wise, confident voice is an invaluable companion.--Ira Byock, M.D., author of Dying Well For more than two decades, hospice nurse Maggie Callanan has tended to the terminally ill and been a cornerstone of support for their loved ones. Now she passes along the lessons she has learned from the experts--her patients. From supporting a husband or wife faced with the loss of a spouse to helping a dying mother prepare her children to carry on without her, Callanan's poignant stories illustrate new ways to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of this difficult and precious time. She brings welcome clarity to medical and ethical concerns, explaining what to expect at every stage. Designed to be your companion, resource, and advocate from diagnosis through the final hours, Final Journeys will help you keep the lines of communication open, get the help you need, and create the peaceful end we all hope for.