One of the best books available on caring for the dying, The Dying Time combines deep insight and down-to-earth practicality. All caregivers need to kw what's between these covers. This book demystifies the process of death, yet hors the sacredness of life's final transition. Highly recommended. Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Prayer Is Good Medicine Living until we die can be difficult. This book can guide you through that time. It is practical, spiritual, and filled with wisdom. Bernie S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine, and MiraclesHere is a comprehensive and thorough handbook for the dying and their caregivers. Joan Furman and David McNabb walk the reader through the dying time, providing details on how to make the environment conducive to peace and tranquillity, give physical care, understand and respond to the emotional and spiritual crises that naturally occur, and stay healthy as a caregiver. They answer with honesty and sensitivity the questions most frequently asked, such as what actually happens at the time of death. The book also deals with arranging for a meaningful memorial service and handling grief for those who are left behind. And it offers guided imagery for coping with pain and suggests literature and music to ease the passage of those whose health is irreversibly failing.
Joan Furman is a holistic nurse practitioner and educator who offers counseling, healing touch therapies, and other approaches to a healthful mind/body relationship. She works with people suffering from life-threatening conditions as they heal, and as they and their loved ones prepare for death. david mCnabb is a writer and lawyer who speaks regularly at churches, schools, and colleges about AIDS. He has been an AIDS caregiver since 1987, personally caring for many friends afflicted by the disease.