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On Living And Dying Well

Author : Cicero
ISBN : 9780718194017
Genre : Philosophy
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In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero's philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through careful observation of the world. The resulting works remind us of the importance of social ties, the questions of free will, and the justification of any creative endeavour. This lively, lucid new translation from Thomas Habinek, editor of Classical Antiquity and the Classics and Contemporary Thought book series, makes Cicero's influential ideas accessible to every reader.
Category: Philosophy

Living Fully Dying Well

Author : Rueben Job
ISBN : 0687466709
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A program helping participants" "face the benefits and limitations of aging and end of life decisions with hope and purpose. Living Fully, Dying Well is a resource for anyone who wants to ponder his/her faith and mortality, and to find meaning in all phases of life.
Category: Family & Relationships

A Better Death

Author : Ranjana Srivastava
ISBN : 9781925750966
Genre : Self-Help
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A powerful, timely exploration of the art of living and dying on our own terms by one of Australia’s most respected voices Of all the experiences we share, two universal events bookend our lives: we were all born and we will all die. We don't have a choice in how we enter the world but we can have a say in how we leave it. In order to die well, we must be prepared to contemplate our mortality and to broach it with our loved ones, who are often called upon to make important decisions on our behalf. These are some of the most important conversations we can have with each other - to find peace, kindness and gratitude for what has gone before, and acceptance of what is to come. Dr Ranjana Srivastava draws on two decades of experience to share her observations and advice on leading a meaningful life and finding dignity and composure at the end. With an emphasis on advocacy, leaving a legacy and staying true to our deepest convictions, Srivastava tells stories of strength, hope and resilience in the face of grief and offers an optimistic meditation on approaching the end of life. Intelligent, warm and deeply affecting, A Better Death is a passionate exploration of the art of living and dying well. Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM is a practising oncologist, award-winning writer, broadcaster and Fulbright scholar. See www.ranjanasrivastava.com
Category: Self-Help

The Art Of Living Dying Well

Author : Peter Roche De Coppens
ISBN : 1469175762
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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To live well one must be able to die well and vice versa. Life and death are two faces of the same coin but with a fundamental transformation when one moves from the spiritual dimension to the physical and back to the spiritual. Actually, there is but one thing: Life without beginning and without ending but with two expressions, one on the spiritual plane and the other on the material plane. Today, in the West we find a great paradox: we have made enormous progress at the material, technological level but not at the human and psychological level. One aspect of this paradox is that we do not die well! We are afraid of death, we deny it and seek to postpone it for as long as possible at an enormous human and economic cost. The spiritual tradition always had very substantial cognitive and practical contributions to make to our understanding of life, death, and life after death. The basic objective of this book is to present these contributions and help us die with more dignity and less fear. In fact, this work was written to help you live and die without fear, anxiety, guilt, blame or frustration with an appreciation and gratitude for all our human experiences which include birth, life and death.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Circle Of Life And Death

Author : Lawrence Karrasch
ISBN : 0595531520
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Plan your most rewarding and enjoyable spiritual journey through life, death and the after-life. Using The Circle of Life and Death, as your introductory guidebook, you will explore the many universal truths that are at the core of all life, death and after-life religious and esoteric teachings. These spiritual truths revealed by Karrasch, in understandable and comprehensive language, represents a forty-three year spiritual quest by the author. Here are just a few of the spiritual truths that the author has found to be constant, that are included in The Circle of Life and Death, to assist you on this journey. It is love in one form or another that is the binding attraction that propels creation forward in the progression of the soul through life and death. Life and death should be viewed not as two separate experiences but as one continuous progression repeated over and over. The continuation of the consciousness of our soul is assured as we progress through each lifetime and death. Our purpose in each life is to gain experiences that will awaken us to a higher consciousness, the spark of God within us. This is the driving force that propels each individual soul through the cycle of reincarnation. Heaven and Hell are not physical or geographical places, but states of consciousness needed to analyze and evaluate past earthly experiences in the after-life. They are not permanent conditions. Karrasch hopes each individual will be guided to find his or her own spiritual path with the assistance of the concepts and practical strategies presented in this fascinating introductory guide- book. You do not need to abandon all your religious beliefs to embark on this life-changing journey while you keep God as your "constant companion".
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Living And Dying Well

Author : Lewis F. Petrinovich
ISBN : 026266142X
Genre : Medical
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In the second volume of his trilogy, Petrinovich presents a detailed account of the dilemmas that humans in technologically advanced societies face when confronted by matters of life, death, and medical treatment. The issues he discusses include genetic screening, the Human Genome Project, criteria for defining death, organ donation and transplantation, and assisted suicide and euthanasia. Petrinovich also discusses healthcare policy issues such as the allocation of scarce medical resources and rationing. He argues for adequate health care as a fundamental moral necessity and makes a number of policy recommendations.(Published in cloth by Plenum Press, 1996)
Category: Medical

The Art Of Dying Well

Author : Katy Butler
ISBN : 9781501135477
Genre : Self-Help
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This “comforting…thoughtful” (The Washington Post) guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door is a “roadmap to the end that combines medical, practical, and spiritual guidance” (The Boston Globe). “A common sense path to define what a ‘good’ death looks like” (USA TODAY), The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with them, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This handbook of preparations—practical, communal, physical, and spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Based on Butler’s experience caring for aging parents, and hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated our fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths, The Art of Dying Well also draws on the expertise of national leaders in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, and hospice. This “empowering guide clearly outlines the steps necessary to prepare for a beautiful death without fear” (Shelf Awareness).
Category: Self-Help

The Art Of Dying

Author : Rob Moll
ISBN : 0830867171
Genre : Religion
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In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. Here Moll explores these traditions and provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers
Category: Religion

Living Fully Dying Well

Author : Edward W. Bastian
ISBN : 9781458736079
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Most of us try to avoid thinking about death - until the moment we come face to face with it. But when we have the courage to accept our inevitable mortality - and even to contemplate it actively, as a spiritual practice - we open the door to living fully, joyfully, and in complete presence. Living Fully, Dying Well is an investigation into the challenge each of us faces: to embrace all of life from the beginning to the end. When death approaches, many of us undergo a profound transformation - we let go of old distractions and focus with new clarity on what gives our life meaning. Yet we can invite these profound ''deathbed revelations'' at any point in our lives by engaging in an honest inquiry into our own mortality. Living Fully, Dying Well provides a doorway to begin your own exploration of the mysteries of death - from the cultural myths about dying, to the personal fears we all share, to the question of what becomes of us beyond this life. Living Fully, Dying Well unfolds as a dialogue between spiritual leaders and medical healers, each of whom brings a unique perspective to the universal human experience of death. These luminaries offer their stories, their insights, and their most valuable practices - all to transform death from a source of fear to an opportunity to reveal the true richness of your life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Living Fully Dying Well

Author : Rueben P. Job
ISBN : 0687466407
Genre : Religion
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Our best decisions about life's most important events are seldom made in a time of crisis.Living Fully, Dying Well is a book designed to assist us in making careful, wise and prayerful preparation for meeting life's most important moments. This book can be read alone or part of the eight session study see the Living Fully, Dying Well Planning Kit for more information about the study orview a sample video clip here. Click here to read the Introduction
Category: Religion

Living Well And Dying Faithfully

Author : John Swinton
ISBN : 9780802863393
Genre : Medical
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Living Well and Dying Faithfully explores how Christian practices love, prayer, lament, compassion, and so on can contribute to the process of dying well. Working on the premise that one dies the way one lives, the book is unique in its constructive dialogue between theology and medicine as offering two complementary modes of care.
Category: Medical

Too Much Fun Dying To Stop Now

Author : Laurie Neyer
ISBN : 0578405482
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Written in the last few months of his life with Glioblastoma Multiforme, Joseph Neyer writes of his life, love and philosophies on living and dying. This is a memoir recounting his life before and after his diagnosis of the worst brain cancer known.

Living And Dying With Grace

Author : Thomas Cleary
ISBN : 9780834827547
Genre : Religion
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Living and Dying with Grace is a book of aphoristic Sufi teachings on how to make one's way in the world—especially on how to bring spiritual insight to the affairs of daily life. Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, contains a vast body of knowledge concerning the inner development of the complete human being. Among the greatest of Sufi masters, Hadrat 'Alî (598-661 CE), cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, is regarded as a paragon of compassion and virtue and a master of both exoteric and esoteric knowledge. He was not only a great warrior, statesman, and scholar, but also a devoted husband and father. Success in this life, 'Alî teaches, is bestowed on those who maintain generosity, intelligence, perseverance, integrity, and calm reflection. As for success in the hereafter, 'Alî says, "God, the Glorified, admits to Paradise anyone, at will, for truthfulness of intention and goodness of innermost thoughts." This book contains four hundred of Hadrat 'Alî's teachings, showing how people can use the everyday realities of their lives to cultivate wisdom and well-being, both temporal and eternal, offering a path to living and dying with grace.
Category: Religion

Living Well Dying Well

Author : MaryEllen O'Brien
ISBN : 1580511082
Genre : Religion
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Structured like a stational liturgy, Living Well & Dying Well calls us to stop and face the five spiritual crises--faith, despair, impatience, pride, and greed--and five remedies--inspiration, hope, patience, humility, and generosity--that are pivotal moments on the journey of life and death. Along with each of these remedies, O'Brien offers meditations, prayers, and a summons to communal support. This latter piece is crucial--living well and dying well requires us to love and accompany one another in our journeys.
Category: Religion

Living With Dying

Author : Virginia Richardson
ISBN : 0231127944
Genre : Medical
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Living with Dying is the first textbook on end-of-life care for social workers and other healthcare practitioners who work with the terminally ill and their families. Organized around theoretical issues in loss, grief, and bereavement, and around clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups, the book addresses practice with people who have specific illnesses such as AIDS, bone marrow disease, and cancer, and pays special attention to patients that have been stigmatized by culture, ability, sexual orientation, age, and race, or homelessness.
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Death The Final Act Of Love

Author : Terry Barnett
ISBN : 0991578376
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Author Dr. Terry Barnett has identified three key areas that help the terminal ill and family members say goodbye with a sense of readiness and celebration. Barnett examines the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of dying with and without preparation. Dying is never easy, but the power of forgiveness, reconciliation, and gratitude pave the way for a good death. Barnett provides a safe harbor for one of the most important conversations you can ever have: How do you want to die? Without having these difficult conversations, people die with heighten fear and anxiety. They do not feel ready and have unfinished relational issues. Using humorous and touching stories, Barnett provides practical and insightful information on what it means to die with peace. When you feel ready to transition from this life, your death becomes the greatest act of love. This book is a lighthouse for a good death. Dr. Barnett has always loved lighthouses. They have a singular purpose. The light that shines from them guides boats and ships to safety. The light from a lighthouse communicates to the sailor where dangerous rocks and reefs are located. Moreover, it serves as a navigational aid to light the way to safe harbor. This book guides you to a death free from fear and anxiety. It is a beacon of hope for everyone facing a terminal illness. Just as the light from a lighthouse illuminates the night, forgiveness, reconciliation, and a sense of gratitude are the lights that lead us to peace at the end of life. It is your safe harbor.

The Welcome Visitor

Author : John Humphrys
ISBN : 9781848948211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'This is an important book. It needs to be ... we are coming to realise that a life well lived might decently conclude with a death well and timely died' TERRY PRATCHETT 'Impassioned and impressive' SUNDAY TIMES 'A powerful, compassionate book' FT ON SUNDAY * * * * * * * From presenter of Radio 4's Today & national treasure John Humphrys, one of the first books to deal unflinchingly with death and dying well, written in conjunction with a high-profile GP. Death is a subject modern society shies away from. Even doctors avoid the word. But if we regard death as a failure in our desire to prolong life, can we ever arrive at a humane approach to those whose lives have lost meaning? Are we keeping people alive simply because we can? Inspired by his own experience with his father's death from Alzheimer's, John Humphrys and co-author Dr Sarah Jarvis take a wider look at how our attitudes to death have changed as doctors have learned how to prolong life beyond anything that could have been imagined only a few generations ago, and confront one of the great challenges facing the western world today. There are no easy answers but the first step must surely be to accept that death can be as welcome as it is inevitable. The Welcome Visitor is a book which brings genuine knowledge and insight to a taboo subject, while asking the difficult questions that need to be asked about our attitudes and approach to the realities of end-of-life care.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Holy Living And Dying

Author : Jeremy Taylor
ISBN : MSU:31293101262115
Genre : Christian life
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The Joy Of Living And Dying In Peace

Author : Lama Dalai
ISBN : 006061725X
Genre : Religion
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A religious leader's wise and gentle presentation of Buddhist wisdom on death and dying also includes his own thoughts on the end of life and offers straightforward lessons on living a good life through compassion, patience, and Buddhist teachings.
Category: Religion