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Death and Dying & hospice

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What Really Matters at the End of Life | BJ Miller

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

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Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

We all face death, but how many of us are actually ready for it? Whether our own death or that of a loved one comes first, how prepared are we, spiritually or practically? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business.

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Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

The Buddhist approach to death can be of great benefit to people of all backgrounds—as has been demonstrated by Joan Halifax’s decades of work with the dying and their caregivers.

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The Craft of Dying: The Modern Face of Death (40th Anniversary Edition)

Much of today’s literature on end-of-life issues overlooks the importance of 1970s social movements in shaping our understanding of death, dying, and the dead body. This anniversary edition of Lyn Lofland’s The Craft of Dying begins to repair this omission.

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At Peace in the Light: The Further Adventures of a Reluctant Psychic Who Reveals the Secret of Your Spiritual Powers

In "At Peace in the Light," Dannion Brinkley continues the spiritual exploration of his life and death that began in his phenomenal bestseller, "Saved by the Light.

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Tara Brach and Frank Ostaseski: Heavenly Messengers

Tara interviews Frank Ostaseski, founder of Zen Hospice on a contemplative approach to death and dying.

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A Companion for the Hospice Journey: Thoughts on Life’s Tough Decisions

Any discussion about hospice includes the words most prefer to avoid or ignore: dying, death, and grief. In A Companion for the Hospice Journey, readers are invited into that uncomfortable subject. Nearly half of the deaths in the United States (in 2017, over 2.

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Living with the Dying

Frank Ostaseski is a tall, slim man with blue eyes that radiate calm. As director of the San Francisco Zen Center’s Hospice Program, he counsels the dying and their families, and teaches others to care for people with terminal illness.

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Helping a Loved One Pass Over #1

This is number 1 of 3 videos. Number 2 is a Q & A session, number 3 is more mystical. In this first video are calm and reassuring words so that you can be of service with a loved one who is approaching end of life.

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