COMING HOME, A PRACTICAL AND COMPASSIONATE GUIDE TO CARING FOR A DYING LOVED ONE
October 12, 2010
Medical-Home Care, Self help-Death, Grief, Bereavement
Rating: 4 Cups
The continued efforts of Deborah Duda to help support, educate, and encourage those who are caring for a dying loved one are reflected here in this fourth edition of Coming Home. She never stops learning and finding new ways to ease the strain for everyone involved.
This guide is more than just a how-to on bringing someone home to die. It is a personalized account of Deborah’s own experiences, and those of her friends and family.
Coming Home is as much for the caregiver as it is for the person dying. It empowers by sharing not only medical and physical descriptions of the various stages of dying, but details the emotional journey as well. Each step, from preparing your home for their arrival to what to do when it is all over is concisely and lovingly laid out. The alternatives for care vary for everyone, and whether it is a religious exploration or a heart to heart of speaking your mind, there is something here for everyone.
Stepping away from the cold sterility of a hospital setting and being able to come home can be the most profound experience for anyone with a terminal illness. This book highlights the emotional and physical voyage those involved are likely to experience, and is the perfect resource in your time of need. Some chapters are hard to read, and it may hurt to imagine facing the days ahead, but with Deborah right here by your side, you know that there is always someone out there who will help. We are all dying little by little, but Deborah shows you how to make every day count, and her advice is priceless.
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