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Title:
Medical care of the soul : a practical & healing guide to end-of-life issues for families, patients & and health care providers
Author:
Bartlow, Bruce G.
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Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Johnson Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
x, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781555662530

9781555662547
Format :
Book

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Central Library GT3150 .B345 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

By accepting the inevitability of death--our own, or that of a loved one or patient--we take control of however many days or years remain, and we become empowered to fill this time with dignity and love.


Author Notes

Bruce G. Bartlow, M. D., has been practicing medicine for more than twenty-five years. He now practices critical care, nephrology and ethics in Redding, California


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. IX
Part 1 The Source
1 When Death Changes Everythingp. 3
Part 2 On Troubled Waters
2 Arranging the Last of Your Lifep. 15
3 What Needs to Be Considered?p. 21
4 Advance Directives and Other Confusionsp. 27
5 Who Needs to Participate, and How?p. 57
6 Into the Darkness: Discussing the End of Lifep. 75
7 Finding the Way Home: Conflicts and Their Resolutionp. 85
Part 3 A Stone in the River
8 Technology, Slayer of the Soul: Our Struggle to Deny the Soul's Messagep. 107
9 When Society's Soul Speaks: Damning the Patientp. 123
10 The Illusion of Cure: Hoping to Escapep. 139
11 Shall We Do Everything ... or Nothing?p. 145
12 The Descent: By the Road of Tears Will We Find Our Way to Healingp. 151
Part 4 The River Runs Through Us
13 Medical Care of the Soulp. 163
14 The Soul's Calling: Illness as the Way Inp. 167
15 The Soul as Individual: I Will Pass This Way Only Oncep. 191
16 The Soul as Eternal Being: What I Came Here to Learnp. 207
17 The Soul as Legacy: Beneath the Stones, These Wordsp. 225
18 The Soul as Manifestation of the "One": We All Come to Be Healedp. 243
Part 5 Completing the Journey
19 As I Lay Dying: Completing Life Through Illness and Deathp. 255
20 The Healer's Pathp. 271
Bibliographyp. 273
Source Notesp. 277
Indexp. 279

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