Amateur’s Guide To Death And Dying: Enhancing The End Of Life

What if you were faced with a terminal illness?

How would you handle it??

The Amateur’s Guide to Death and Dying: Enhancing the End of Life
is specifically designed for terminally ill, chronically ill, elder,
and dying people from all walks of life. But concerned family and
friends, healing and helping professionals, lawyers, clergy, teachers,
students, and those grieving a death will also benefit from reading the
book.

This is a workbook that offers readers a unique group/seminar format.
Readers participate in a virtual on-the-page support group consisting of
ten other participants. Together members of the group help each other
liberate themselves from the emotional, cultural, and practical problems
that accompany dying in our modern age.

 
The book helps readers dispel the myth that they are incapable of taking charge
during the final season of life. Readers face the prospect of life’s end
within a framework of honesty, activity, alliance, support, and humor.
And most importantly readers learn these lessons in the art of dying and
living from the best possible teachers, other sick, elder, and dying
people.

The Amateur’s Guide to Death and Dying: Enhancing the End of Life
offers readers a way to share coping strategies, participate in
meaningful dialogue, and take advantage of professional information
tailored to their specific needs. Topics include spirituality, sexuality
and intimacy, legal concerns, final stages, and assisted dying. The
book does not take an advocacy position on any of these topics. It does,
however, advocate for the holistic self-determination of sick, elder,
and dying people, which can only be achieved when they have adequate
information.

Facing your mortality with the kind of support The Amateur’s Guide To
Death And Dying offers does not eliminate the pain and poignancy of
separation. Rather it involves confidently facing these things and
living through them to the end.

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