✓ Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death É Download by ☆ Henry Fersko-Weiss

✓ Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death É Download by ☆ Henry Fersko-Weiss This book is a great read and tool to help a loved one transition to end of life Written with compassion and has excellent ideas to help cope with grief loss I was hoping for new insight but the book was overrated I m actually really sad about how much this book made me angry I work in hospice as a chaplain I went through multiple years of education and a residency in order to obtain this position What I do is exactly what Henry writes about in his book The only difference is how he writes ill of hospice agencies Chapter two second paragraph is an example of this I don t know what hospice agency he got his bad experience from but this isn t how we do hospice at my company Our nurses visit at least once a week and are available 24 hours When families notice new symptoms, we are there When the end is near, we are there everyday, Chaplains included Basically a death doula is a under trained chaplain.
a great addition to my library I only wish that I read this book before my father passed away three years ago from colon cancer All those feelings of taking care of someone who is dying and their last moments A home health aide provides for his physical need, but an end of life doula provides for mind, body and spirit How they would like to spend their days and what their environment should look like whether it is in a hospital or at home This would have been a relief for my mom and myself, but my father as well Especially making a legacy scroll or looking through old scrapbooks up in the attic putting names to faces would have been wonderful As an art recreational therapist I had made a shadowbox of my dad s medals from WWII and was given before he got sick, it was a special gift for him All his stories and love reside in me now And now I am volunteering as an end of life doula To give peace to patients and caregivers This book is a great read and tool to help a loved one transition to end of life Written with compassion and has excellent ideas to help cope with grief loss I was hoping for new insight but the book was overrated I m actually really sad about how much this book made me angry I work in hospice as a chaplain I went through multiple years of education and a residency in order to obtain this position What I do is exactly what Henry writes about in his book The only difference is how he writes ill of hospice agencies Chapter two second paragraph is an example of this I don t know what hospice agency he got his bad experience from but this isn t how we do hospice at my company Our nurses visit at least once a week and are available 24 hours When families notice new symptoms, we are there When the end is near, we are there everyday, Chaplains included Basically a death doula is a under trained chaplain.
a great addition to my library I only wish that I read this book before my father passed away three years ago from colon cancer All those feelings of taking care of someone who is dying and their last moments A home health aide provides for his physical need, but an end of life doula provides for mind, body and spirit How they would like to spend their days and what their environment should look like whether it is in a hospital or at home This would have been a relief for my mom and myself, but my father as well Especially making a legacy scroll or looking through old scrapbooks up in the attic putting names to faces would have been wonderful As an art recreational therapist I had made a shadowbox of my dad s medals from WWII and was given before he got sick, it was a special gift for him All his stories and love reside in me now And now I am volunteering as an end of life doula To give peace to patients and caregivers This book is a wealth of wonderful and extremely endearing Information on a subject people are hesitant to read about I have seen doulas in action.
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up close and personal This is the perfect book to aid in making a dying person as comfortable as possible during transition I highly recommend this wonderful book I used to do pet therapy at nursing homes and a hospice and enjoyed the work I have read numerous books on death and dying, and when I heard about the Doula program, I was intrigued I found out about a training weekend in Tampa but didn t attend because it would have cost close to 1,000 The Doula approach to end of life care is evidently a labor of love, not a paid position at a hospice, at least as far as I know I have also been with people who were dying and have a family member with a terminal illness, so I wanted to read this book I found it very comprehensive about what the Doula approach entails and provides excellent information for both friends and family of people who are dying, as well as for anyone who is interested in volunteering at a hospice to help care for people who are dying I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about compassionate alternatives to dying in a hospital, attached to tubes and machines, surrounded by strangers.
Caring for the Dying describes a whole new way to approach death and dying It explores how the dying and their families can bring deep meaning and great comfort to the care given at the end of a life Created by Henry Fersko Weiss, the end of life doula model is adapted from the work of birth doulas and helps the dying to find meaning in their life, express that meaning in powerful and beautiful legacies, and plan for the final days The approach calls for around the clock vigil care, so the dying person and their family have the emotional and spiritual support they need along with guidance on signs and symptoms of dying It also covers the work of reprocessing a death with the family afterward and the early work of grieving.
Emphasis is placed on the space around the dying person and encourages the use of touch, guided imagery, and ritual during the dying process Throughout the book Fersko Weiss tells amazing and encouraging stories of the people he has cared for, as well as stories that come from doulas he has trained and worked with over the years.
What is unique about this book is the well conceived and thorough approach it describes to working skillfully with the dying The guidance provided can help a dying person, their family, and caregivers to transform the dying experience from one of fear and despair into one that is uplifting and even life affirming You will see death in a new light and gain a different perspective on how to help the dying It may even change the way you live your life right now.
I don t care who you are, you NEED to read this book Not that everyone needs to become a death doula, although I am interested in doing so, but because at some point spoiler alert you re going to die This book provides valuable tools for thinking about that, and how you could make those last days, hours, and minutes beautiful and meaningful If you believe in Heaven, you can plan to make your death the gateway to that If you believe in no afterlife at all, you can plan to make death a celebration of your life, full of purpose even if you are unresponsive.
Read this book.
I actually bought this for my wife her father had been diagnosed with liver cancer and she wasn t handling it well She quickly read the book, but had many times when she broke into tears After the death of her father she said the book helped, but she cried when he passed She was at peace with his death, and had few times when she would break down once at the funeral when she was alone, and I went to comfort her at that time.
I would think that anyone who has a loved one that is approaching death should read this book, as I plan to do when my parents get closer to that time.
This book is an excellent resource for anyone who works with the dying, their families and friends It reinforces my formal end of life doula training and values I used this book as a reference and resource book and even indexed subjects for easy to find sections when working with clients Exceptional experiences put into writing Well done

I used to do pet therapy at nursing homes and a hospice and enjoyed the work I have read numerous books on death and dying, and when I heard about the Doula program, I was intrigued I found out about a training weekend in Tampa but didn t attend because it would have cost close to 1,000 The Doula approach to end of life care is evidently a labor of love, not a paid position at a hospice, at least as far as I know I have also been with people who were dying and have a family member with a terminal illness, so I wanted to read this book I found it very comprehensive about what the Doula approach entails and provides excellent information for both friends and family of people who are dying, as well as for anyone who is interested in volunteering at a hospice to help care for people who are dying I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about compassionate alternatives to dying in a hospital, attached to tubes and machines, surrounded by strangers.
This book is a wealth of wonderful and extremely endearing Information on a subject people are hesitant to read about I have seen doulas in action.
.
up close and personal This is the perfect book to aid in making a dying person as comfortable as possible during transition I highly recommend this wonderful book I don t care who you are, you NEED to read this book Not that everyone needs to become a death doula, although I am interested in doing so, but because at some point spoiler alert you re going to die This book provides valuable tools for thinking about that, and how you could make those last days, hours, and minutes beautiful and meaningful If you believe in Heaven, you can plan to make your death the gateway to that If you believe in no afterlife at all, you can plan to make death a celebration of your life, full of purpose even if you are unresponsive.
Read this book.
I actually bought this for my wife her father had been diagnosed with liver cancer and she wasn t handling it well She quickly read the book, but had many times when she broke into tears After the death of her father she said the book helped, but she cried when he passed She was at peace with his death, and had few times when she would break down once at the funeral when she was alone, and I went to comfort her at that time.
I would think that anyone who has a loved one that is approaching death should read this book, as I plan to do when my parents get closer to that time.
This book is an excellent resource for anyone who works with the dying, their families and friends It reinforces my formal end of life doula training and values I used this book as a reference and resource book and even indexed subjects for easy to find sections when working with clients Exceptional experiences put into writing Well done