A Few Months to Live : Different Paths to Life's End

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A Few Months to Live : Different Paths to Life's End

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 358 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780878408412
  • DDC分類 306.90978685

基本説明

Describes what dying is like from the perspectives of nine terminally ill individuals and their caregivers.

Full Description


"A Few Months to Live" describes what dying is like from the perspectives of nine terminally ill individuals and their caregivers. Documenting a unique study of end-of-life experiences that included detailed conversations in home care settings, the book focuses on how participants lived their daily lives, understood their illnesses, coped with symptoms - especially pain - and searched for meaning or spiritual growth in their final months of life. The accounts are presented largely in the participants' own words, illuminating both the medical and non-medical challenges that arose from the time each learned the "bad news" through their final days of life and memorial services. Describing the nationwide crisis that surrounds end-of-life care, the authors contend that informal caregiving by relatives and close friends is an enormous and too-often invisible resource that deserves close and public attention. By incorporating not only the ill person's but also the family's perspective, they portray the nine participants in the contexts of their daily lives and relationships rather than simply as patients.Addressing such issues as palliative care, quality of life, financial hardship, grief and loss, and communications with medical personnel, the authors identify how families, professionals, and communities can respond to the challenges of terminal illness and the need to confront life's end.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    v
Preface vii
Introduction xi
Study Participants 1 (22)
Communicating about Death and Dying 23 (34)
Planning and Choices 57 (32)
Professional Care and Doctor-Patient 89 (22)
Communication
Knowledge of Illness and Attitudes toward 111(24)
Pain and Death
Daily Life and Meaningful Activities 135(38)
Family Caregiving Experience 173(42)
Support and Lack of Support for Family 215(24)
Caregivers
Personal Growth, Meaning, and Spirituality 239(32)
The Final Days of Life 271(18)
Memorials at the End of Life 289(12)
Some Directions for Understanding the End of 301(12)
Life
References 313(4)
Contributors 317(2)
Appendix A The Missoula Demonstration Project 319(6)
Baseline Research
Appendix B Research Methodology for Studying 325(18)
Participants' Perspectives on the End of Life
Index 343