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Author Goldberg, Stan, 1945-
Title Leaning into sharp points : practical guidance and nurturing support for caregivers / Stan Goldberg.
Published Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2012.
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 Floor4  RA645.3 .G65 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description xv, 214 p. ; 22 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Some basics -- Your world -- Your loved one's world -- Conversations : words and other things -- When the mind wanders : aging, illness, and dementia -- When a loved one's death is close, and afterward -- Putting it all together -- Appendix 1. National and international organizations -- Appendix 2. Support groups and services -- Appendix 3. Governmental agencies -- Appendix 4. End-of-life forms.
Summary Statistics show that at least once in almost everyone's life, they will become a caregiver. Though an estimated 35 million currently provide care for someone terminally or chronically ill, those who accept this responsibility often feel alone in a frightening foreign land. Whether visiting occasionally or caregiving 24/7, they are brushing up against life's sharpest point. As only one who has been there can, author Stan Goldberg offers an honest, caring, and comprehensive guide to those on this journey. Everyone wants to "do the right thing" and this is the often-illusive how-to from bedside etiquette and practical decisions to initiating difficult conversations, navigating rapid changes, caring for oneself in the midst of caring for another, and even offering permission to die. Because death is a process, not an event, Goldberg also addresses the caregiver's recovery, including their recovery of joy.--Provided by publisher.
"Statistics show that almost everyone will become a caregiver at least once in life. Though an estimated 35 million currently provide care for someone terminally or chronically ill, those who accept this responsibility often feel as if they are alone in a frightening foreign land. Whether visiting occasionally or caregiving 24/7, they are brushing up against life's sharpest point. As only one who has been there can, author Stan Goldberg offers an honest, caring, and comprehensive guide to those on this journey. Everyone wants to "do the right thing," and this book provides the often-illusive how-to--from bedside etiquette and practical decisions to initiating difficult conversations, navigating rapid changes, caring for oneself in the midst of caring for another, and even offering "permission" to die. Because death is a process, not an event, Goldberg also addresses the caregivers recovery, including their recovery of joy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Caregivers.
Care of the sick.
Nurturing behavior.
Families.
ISBN 9781608680672 (pbk.)
1608680673 (pbk.)
OCLC number 746834430