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Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying [Englisch] [Taschenbuch]

Maggie Callanan , Patricia Kelley
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3. Februar 1997
Five years after its first publication, with more than 150,000 copies in print, Final Gifts has become a classic. In this moving and compassionate book, hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years experience tending the terminally ill.

Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share.

Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end.

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Produktinformation

  • Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
  • Verlag: Bantam; Auflage: BANTAM TRADE PB. (3. Februar 1997)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0553378767
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553378764
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 1,7 x 22,2 cm
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.9 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (19 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 333.660 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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“A treasure–clear, authentic, responsible, and profoundly moving.” —Sandol Stoddard, author of The Hospice Movement

“Beautifully written, illuminating and reassuring…Final Gifts is truly a gift to us all.” —Judy Tatelbaum, author of The Courage to Grieve

“These richly told stories enable us to respond to the dying in new and authentic ways.” —Ira R. Byock, M.D., author of Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life

“Impressive insights into the experience of dying, offered by two hospice nurses with a gift for listening…They offer practical advice not only to involved family members but also to professional caregivers on how to recognize, understand, and respond to a dying person’s messages.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A hopeful, helpful work…provides a gentle way to think about the unthinkable.”—Publishers Weekly

“A treasure…‘must’ reading for anyone working with the dying, or living with a dying person or life-threatening illness, or thinking about the process.”—Vital Signs

“Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley have garnered a wisdom and sensitivity, and cultivated a keen observation that only the dying could teach.”—Sunrise

“Insightful. Final Gifts is a significant contribution. Experienced hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley shed important light on human experience at the end of life. I highly recommend this helpful book to all who care for the dying.”—Dr. Balfour Mount, Professor of Palliative Medicine, McGill University

“Irrespective of belief system, age or diagnosis of the dying person, Final Gifts conveys the awe and profundity of the moments surrounding death that we all feel.” —Madalon Amenta, R.N., M.D., Public Health Editor of The Hospice Journal

Synopsis

Offers families, friends, and caregivers of terminally ill patients advice on understanding their needs.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Impressive insights into a sensitive subject 28. Juni 2000
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Anyone who has been or could be a caregiver could benefit from this special book that sensitively presents difficult information without emotion. The concept of palliative care is one that needs to be fully understood by the general public as a right that they can and should anticipate from the health care field.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Comforting, if you don't know what to do... 27. Juni 2000
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....read this book!
Over the past few years, when faced with the information that someone I'd known was dying, I did - nothing. Retreating, I was terrified of my own mortality and of what I might do if I were around someone who was dying. Would I say the wrong thing or nothing at all? Would I cry, or do something to inadvertently hurt them? What is dying like? This book is great as a comforting instruction manual on what happens, what to do, and what not to do.
It begins with information about what happens to the body when it is in the process of dying, then moves into experiences the authors have had in dealing with people who are dying, or whose loved ones are dying. They have helpful information throughout the book for those, like me, who were unsure about what to say or do.
They include individual stories about messages people send when they are approaching death and how not to miss them; seeing people who have already died and what that may mean; symbolic dreams and how to let the dreamer find the meaning; choosing a time to die (not by suicide); waiting for a person to arrive or an event to happen.
Family and friends often ignore this precious information. It seems illogical, far out, too much like stories about abduction by aliens. We brush them off as hallucinations, caused by denial or possibly drug-induced.
When I first heard volunteers, nurses and others who work in hospice tell stories of people who have similar Nearing Death Experiences (not to be confused with "Near Death Experiences"), I was dubious. However, in my readings and hospice volunteer work, I find that these stories are universal, timeless and not as new age-y as I'd thought.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Final Gifts from the dying to the living 18. Mai 2000
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Authentic, luminous & responsive stories &understandings of the special awareness, needs & communications ofthose at the edge of life, those nearing their dying & their loved ones. As we stood watch as our Poppa was ending his earthly days, we found this book profoundly moving, deeply calming & clearly compassionate. Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley have sewn together a quilt of tender, often troubled deathbed experiences where the hints for redemption, for reconciliation, for courage can be recognized. We found Final Gifts repeatedly useful & life changing ...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Comforting and Healing 4. März 2000
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FINAL GIFTS is one of the most heartfelt and inspirational books I have ever read. The stories in this book lead the reader into insight. Thus, creating eternal links with dying and deceased loved ones. Behind every story are images, feelings, and thoughts pulled from the past to be lived in the present. It is a way of calling our soul forward to live our experiences again and again. These eternal links enable those left behind to create an inner atmosphere for soul work making it possible for grievers to heal. -- Samuel Oliver, author of, WHAT THE DYING TEACH US: LESSONS ON LIVING.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Wonderful Release 15. Dezember 1999
Von Bette O
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I was lucky: a friend, a hospice volunteer, gave me a copy of this book during the last six months of my father's life. (He passed away in December 1996, while in hospice care, of complications of lymphoma and pancreatic cancer.) I read the book in a day or two, and immediately passed it on to my mother, brother, uncle. We were all with him at the end and we were able to let him go with understanding and dignity. It was again helpful three months later when my 98 year old grandmother passed away. This book has been so helpful that I now keep copies on hand for friends facing the same struggle. I even gave copies to my ministers in hopes that they will gain from it personally as well as pass it to others facing the loss of loved ones. Read it before you need it, and then read it again.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A MUST READ - BEFORE OR AS IT HAPPENS 13. Dezember 1999
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My mother died of ovarian cancer at age 62 in June '98 after 8 long years of fighting. One of the hospice nurses recommended this book before she went into hospice care. I read it, my sister read it and my mother's husband read it before my mom died. Words cannot express the comfort, knowledge and insight it gave us. My sister and I were with mom everynight at the hospice for about 1-1/2 months. We hung onto her every word. Don't ever let anyone tell you that what the dying are saying is nonsence and gibberish. She said some really amazing things that, thanks to the enlightenment of the book, we completely understood. It was uncanny. Every family member should read this book if possible BEFORE the end comes. It helped us more than words can say. Also, I must say hospice care is the way to go, it is SO much better than a hospital. My aunt and Grandmother died in hospitals, of cancer. If we had only known then what we know now.......
God bless all of you who are struggling with this issue. I wish you strength.
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My mother was diagnosed with a rare and untreatable form of cancer in September of 1998 and died just ten weeks later. Shortly after her diagnosis, a friend gave me Final Gifts which I read in three days. Despite the intense pain of losing my mom at such a young age, I felt such an enormous sense of peace after reading this book. Final Gifts really transformed my thinking from focusing exclusively on her death to understanding and appreciating the sacredeness of her journey to heaven.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen DEATH CONTAINS ME
"Death contains me as my skin contains me. Without it, I am not what I am" -- these revealing words by a great thinker may serve as an introduction to this insightful... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 22. Juni 2000 von Hermes Trismegistus
5.0 von 5 Sternen "Incredibly accurate" and comforting
In February of 1998 I lost my mother to Lukemia. I was with her to the very last moment of her life. One of her nurses suggested this book after she had died. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 12. September 1999 von Joe Burger (Jobang55@aol.com)
5.0 von 5 Sternen An uplifting book full of hope for those left behind
When my family brought hospice in to care for my mother, Maggie Callanan was our hospice nurse. Through her, we were able to help our mother die with dignity and grace. Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 20. Juli 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen This book changed my life.
My father was diagnosed 4 years ago with colon cancer. He endured several operations, many chemotherapy treatments and although he fought to live, he was told in December 98 he... Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 31. Mai 1999 von kevans@crocker.com Kelle Quist
5.0 von 5 Sternen An absolute must have to cope w/trying to understand....
In the fall of 1994, a friend gave this to me when my dad was dying of kidney cancer. I had researched the medical aspects of how his disease progressed and what could/could not... Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 15. März 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen A strongly recommended resource
Final Gift offers comfort to caregivers of dying family members. I wish I had had it when my husband was dying, but it has helped me to read it even after his death.
Am 7. Januar 1999 veröffentlicht
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