A leader in the hospice-care movement presents a compassionate and honest guide for people confronting life-challenging illnesses and those who care for them, introducing seventeen rights that allow patients and their families to face death with dignity.
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The right to be treated as a living human being. The right to maintain a sense of hopefulness. The right to be free of physical pain. The right of children to participate in death. The right to die. The right not to die alone. These are only a few of the 17 rights David Kessler describes in this powerful book that examines the physical and emotional experience of death.
In gentle, compassionate language, David Kessler outlines the rights of the dying, principles that will help everyone face death with dignity. Kessler provides for family members a way of communicating with one another, as well as with doctors and hospital staff. He also provides a vocabulary for the dying that allows them to participate in all decisions and express feelings and emotions.About the Author:
David Kessler, the founder of the award-winning Progressive Home Health Care Agency, has advised President and Mrs. Clinton on hospice issues and served on Senator Diane Feinstein's National AIDS Education and Health Care Advisory Committee. His work has been discussed in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Business Week, and Life. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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Book Description VERMILION, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91864135
Book Description VERMILION, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091864135