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Becoming Dead Right : A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes
by Frances Shani Parker and Peter a. Lichtenberg


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Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is the captivating account of Frances Shani Parker's hospice volunteer insights and experiences in Detroit, Michigan nursing homes. This universal book includes stories, general information, and original poems that explore hospice care, nursing homes, caregiving, dementia, death preparations, and bereavement.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is the captivating account of Frances Shani Parker's hospice volunteer insights and experiences in Detroit, Michigan nursing homes. This universal book includes stories, general information, and original poems that explore hospice care, nursing homes, caregiving, dementia, death preparations, and bereavement. Strategies for improving healthcare and nursing homes are examined. School-nursing home partnerships are covered. The often-missing voices of people of color are included.

Praise for Becoming Dead Right
"A school principal and hospice volunteer, Frances Shani Parker relates her experiences with dying people in nursing homes. The second part of her book is about what we as individuals and as a society must do to improve things for those who are dying. I particularly enjoyed the guided tour, conducted from a wheelchair, of Baby Boomer 'Haven'."
-- Dr. Roger Woodruff, Director of Palliative Care, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia

"The writing is eloquent and powerful, and the stories are instructive and lasting. After finishing this book, I wanted to do more for other individuals who are dying, for as Ms. Parker so clearly imparts, the dying teach us so much about living well."
-- Dr. Peter A. Lichtenberg, Director, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

"This book is filled with poetry, stories, wisdom and common sense that can help boomers, students, caregivers and policy makers understand their own aging and realize that our society can--and should--make important changes that can ensure safe, dignified, individualized care at the end of our lives."
-- Alice Hedt, Executive Director, National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

Learn more at www.BecomingDeadRight.com

From the "Aging With Grace" Series at Loving Healing Press (www.LovingHealing.com)
MED042000 Medical: Terminal Care
FAM017000 Family & Relationships: Eldercare
SOC036000 Social Science: Death & Dying



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  • ISBN-13: 9781932690354
  • ISBN-10: 1932690352
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press
  • Publish Date: August 2007
  • Page Count: 216
  • Dimensions: 9.21 x 6.14 x 0.46 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Medical > Terminal Care
Books > Family & Relationships > Eldercare
Books > Social Science > Death & Dying

 
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