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Title:
Comfort & care in a final illness: support for the patient & caregiver
Author:
Kolf, June Cerza.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Tucson, Az. : Fisher Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
166 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Previously published: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Books, 1993.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781555611880
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library R726.8 .K65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Whether you or someone close to you has received a terminal diagnosis -- this period of time can be a final gift.

Guidance for the patient

You've been terminally diagnosed, and you need advice to help you make the best of the situation and the time you have left. Here's guidance, including:
-- Emotional adjustment
-- Medical care
-- Hospital vs. home care
-- Legal and financial arrangements
-- Saying goodbye

Support for the caregiver

As a caregiver to someone who is terminally ill, you can be a guiding light. June's practical advice for the caregiver's role will simplify the process. Some helpful topics are:
-- Honest communication
-- Listening skills
-- Physical support
-- Caring for yourself -- avoiding burnout
-- Final arrangements


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