Caring for the Dying at Home

A Practical Guide

By Gill Pharaoh

Contributions by: Tony Benn

This book explains how to care for someone at home throughout a terminal illness. It explores the practical issues arising from the shock of the initial diagnosis, through to the day to day caring and management of the last days and hours. The author discusses how to balance the advantages of accepting help from external professional agencies - making the most of what is available - while maintaining the most important individual options. It is not a rule book, but instead tries to offer practical suggestions and alternatives to help families make their own decisions confidently. The emphasis of the book is upon open communication within the family, and the understanding that there is no right or wrong way of managing the situation. The author's intention is that the book will be useful to everyone, including the terminally ill family member, who will want to be a contributing member of the family for as long as possible. Common reactions by children as well as friends and neighbors are explored and discussed and practical advice of how best to manage them is described sensitively. The writer believes that the experience can end with everyone looking ahead without overwhelming feelings of guilt and regret.

168 pages

Publication Date: 10/1/2004
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781853437397

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