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‘This is an amazing resource for anyone who is dying and for those caring for them, and is also essential reading for all health professionals. The approach is holistic, the writing sensitive, and the advice practical and easy to follow. It is a book to come back to again and again.’ — Mary Schumacher, Chief Executive, Hospice New Zealand
This book has been written to help anyone who is dying, and their family and carers. The terminal stages of life are like all the rest, in being times for people to live through as richly as they can — but many special practicalities are likely to arise. Drawing on years of experience in hospice care and counselling, Sue Wood and Peter Fox discuss what they and others have found happening in the final stages of illness — what the dying person can expect, what others have found important to do — and generally how to respond positively and practically to the challenges of this difficult journey.
The authors also address the people involved in day-to-day care and nursing, as well as the professionals. Their aim is to help people deal positively with the difficulties they encounter, no matter how distressing, and to enhance the dignity and comfort of all concerned. This book will help readers deal with the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and those caring for them, and to enhance the dignity and comfort of all concerned. Originally published in South Africa, the book has been adapted for New Zealand by Karen McMillan.