Keeping Company with Dying

These are all books to help you be at ease and of comfort when keeping company with dying loved ones. The little handbook GONE FROM MY SIGHT at the bottom of this list was put in my hands when a good friend was in her last week of life. It helped me immensely.

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The Art The Art of Being a Healing Presence book coverof Being a Healing Presence, A Guide for Those in Caring Relationships, James E. Miller with Susan C. Cutshall, 2001





CarinCaring for Dying Loved Ones  book coverg for Dying Loved Ones, A Helpful Guide for Families and Friends, Joanna Lillian  Brown, 2010

A beautifully constructed book that introduces important concepts, issues and options concerning caring for person who are dying.  This book can help any one who wants to have or give the highest quality of care in the last chapter of life.

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The Dying Time, Practical Wisdom for the Dying and Their Caregivers. Joan Furman and David McNabb, 1997





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The Final Act of Living, Reflections of a Long Time Hospice Nurse, Barbara Karnes R.N., 2003





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Final Gifts, Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.Final Gifts, Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley. 1992




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Gone from My Sight, The Dying Experience, Barbara Karnes, R.N. 1986 This is a handbook  of only a few pages but immensely comforting to anyone who has not been around a dying person before. Explains behaviors and sounds that are particular to dying.