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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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All of us are entitled to the rewards of a peaceful, pain-free death. This book honors that with true stories about hospice patients and inspiring insights from the author. "Becoming Dead Right" guides us through the general and "how to" information maze that prepares us for dealing with death.  Read more...


 
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More About Becoming Dead Right by Frances Shani Parker; Peter A. Lichtenberg
 
 
 
Overview

All of us are entitled to the rewards of a peaceful, pain-free death. This book honors that with true stories about hospice patients and inspiring insights from the author. "Becoming Dead Right" guides us through the general and "how to" information maze that prepares us for dealing with death.

Improving and expanding hospice services will require systemic changes in healthcare institutions, outreach to diverse populations, and funding. With the inclusion of hospice programs in nursing homes, dying with dignity becomes even more important. Millions of aging baby boomers heighten the urgency for better hospice care and conditions in nursing homes.
Advance Praise for "Becoming Dead Right"

"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 make important changes that can ensure safe, dignified, individualized care at the end of our lives."
-Alice H. Hedt, National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
"Becoming Dead Right gives us a blueprint for how we should approach dying and death. The author, through her impelling personal experiences as a hospice volunteer and her descriptive details of how each individual claims death, enfolds the reader into the many short stories that make us understand what hospice is all about."
-Karyne Jones, President, National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
"Before I read this book, I knew very little about hospice care. Reading this book was extremely enlightening. While maintaining universal appeal, perspectives of people of color are emphasized."
-Naomi Long Madgett, PhD, Poet Laureate of the City of Detroit

From Loving Healing Press (www.LovingHealing.com)

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781932690354
  • ISBN-10: 1932690352
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press
  • Publish Date: August 2007
  • Page Count: 216


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