I haven t finished this book yet but having it written by two authors, who they themselves, have each lost a spouse to terminal illness makes all the difference in the world I want the viewpoint of those who are or have experienced what I face now with my own husband s terminal diagnosis Knowing he will pass from the Glioblastoma brain tumor I need support from those who know first hand This book has that and I am most appreciative Thank you.
Needed for coursework was very useful insight to bereavement Wow what a powerful book to read, full of useful information as well as some heartfelt real life experiences it helped me understand what other people in family were going through, I read it and felt at peace with my feelings and sadness.
I bought this for my daughter in law who is coping with her step mothers terminal illness She said it s helping her so much she s going to share it with her Dad.
This is an excellent book on dealing with terminal illness in a family, going into much detail and practical advice The life examples were extremely helpful in illustrating the points, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has just been diagnosed with a terminal illness, or is the family member of such a person The earlier in the process you read this book, the better prepared you will be, to deal with everything you can foresee happening and a few things you can t.
I work in a hospice inpatient unit, so many times I see people who are closer to the end of the process, but if I worked out in the field I would be tempted to hand out copies to families This was a Kindle edition that I reviewed, so I don t know how long the actual book is However, it is worth it Please consider buying this book for anyone you know who may be going through the dying process with their loved one.
Very good book for ANYONE who has a loved one approching death I appreciated the conversations stories that highlighted each section of the book Brought home the concept the authors were trying to make The book starts out when someone is notified of the terrible news all the trought the dying process, how and when to grieve during the dying clcle and after the death It has helped me understanding all the aspects that the dying individule, the family and friends go through and what can be done to reduce the amount of pain and suffering for all
Okun and Nowicki also update the 5 stages of grief, as originally written by Elisabeth Kubler Ross, to modern ideas.
This guide, published by Harvard Health Publications, does not necessarily list references about where you can seek help, but rather goes through the steps needed to help both the family caregivers and the terminal patient Writing about the emotional toll in the situation, the authors give useful suggestions about forming support groups to help They also write about the ruptures within a family that terminal illness of one member often bring out in the open that have long been hidden Okun and Nowinski are excellent writers and the subject of terminal illness and death are delicately, yet forthrightly handled.