Death and dying

Death and dying

Life after death: coping with bereavement

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English
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Canadian Health Network
Publication Date: 
2007

Getting through grief and being able to move on with life is essential to our mental health and well-being. This article discusses the three stages of grief: shock, disorganization and reorganization, as well as how to help yourself.

Journaling a pathway through grief

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English
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Wendy Dean
Publisher: 
Key Porter Books
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides the author's diary entries from the days and years following her daughter's death.

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ISBN 1552634418
MENH.D43 2002
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Includes index.

What dying people want: practical wisdom for the end of life

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English
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Author: 
David Kuhl
Publisher: 
Doubleday Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Offers a practical book about living with a terminal illness. Provides guideance and helpful strategies for people who are terminally ill and their families and caregivers.

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CARE.K84 2002
ISBN 0385658834
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Rosemary suite

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English
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Paper
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Leslie Barnwell
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Creekstone Press
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Smithers, B.C.

Provides journal entries, poems and beautiful blue wash sketches which chronicles the progression of author's friend, Rosemary, toward death.

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BREC.B37 2002
ISBN 0968404359
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Review, Network Winter/Spring 2004: ‘Suite: A succession of movements in dance style,’ so begins Barnwell’s tribute to her friend Rosemary who died of breast cancer at the age of 49. The Rosemary Suite is thus a death dance, told in a succession of journal entries, poems and beautiful blue wash sketches, as the author chronicles Rosemary’s progression -- painful, slow, and broken movement -- toward death, her last dance. Yet, The Rosemary Suite is also a dance of life, a celebration of Rosemary’s strength and resiliency, told in love and wonder for living. Leslie Barnwell met Rosemary Hauswirth as part of her drawing group, where Rosemary was a model. For nearly 10 years Rosemary posed for Leslie as Leslie recorded in minimal lines, the fluid, raw and intense beauty of Rosemary’s form. The Rosemary Suite chronicles a decade of graphic intimacy between artist and model – as each makes herself vulnerable, model to the artist, artist to the blank page, toward creation in art, or, as Barnwell states, toward “the passion that fuels it all.” Leslie and Rosemary continued their sketching sessions, even during the breast cancer and failed treatments, and so Barnwell is able to share with the reader Rosemary’s form in the vibrancy of life, the pain of sickness and dying, and even in the moments after death, as Leslie, in a final tribute to Rosemary, sketches her body in death. Interspersed between these incredibly moving portraits, Barnwell shares her personal thoughts on Rosemary’s life and dying, and their relationship as artist and model, and inevitably, as close friends. So, while The Rosemary Suite is a touching tribute in poetry and art to Rosemary’s dance with death and with living, it also sketches the passion of creation that comes from the dance of friendship in art. This book is a wonder. Quite simply, magnificent.

Patterns of health care use and cost at the end of life

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Verena Menec
Lisa Lix
Carmen Steinbach
Okechukwu Ekuma
Monica Sirski
Matt Dahl
Ruth-Ann Soodeen
Publisher: 
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines patterns of health care use and health care costs at the end of a person's life including where they die.

Information needs at the end of life: a content analysis of one person's story

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English
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Lynda M. Baker
Publisher: 
Journal of the Medical Library Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Chicago, IL

Describes the nature of information needed during the last phase of life. Presents and elaborates on four categories of needs, including physical, emotional, spiritual, and financial.

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ISSN 15365050

In your own time: a guide for patients and their carers facing a last illness at home

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English
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Elizabeth Lee
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Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Don Mills, ON

Takes the reader through the choices that exist in the current system of medical care, to help them decide on the kind of care they want and where to receive it.

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CARE.L44 2002
ISBN 0198509758
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Includes index. --- Review, Network Winter 2003: The dying and their families face difficult decisions about the kinds of care they want and where they want to receive it—at home, in the hospital or in a hospice. In order to make the right decisions they need to understand their options. This book takes the reader through the choices that exist in the current medical system, with the aim of helping the dying and their families make this difficult decision. It also talks about the feelings that both patients and caregivers experience when they are coming to terms with a terminal illness.
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