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Leaning into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers 1 Original Edition
Contributor(s): Goldberg, Stan
ISBN: 1608680673     ISBN-13: 9781608680672
Publisher: New World Library
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 2012
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Annotation: "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 foranother, 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"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Care of the sick.
Nurturing behavior.
BISAC Categories:
- Self-help | Death, Grief, Bereavement
- Family & Relationships | Death, Grief, Bereavement
- Medical | Caregiving
Dewey: 362.1
LCCN: 2011048954
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.50" W x 0.50" (0.60 lbs) 214 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):
Stan Goldberg, PhD, has been a hospice volunteer and caregiver for many years. His previous book, Lessons for the Living, won the London Book Festivalís Grand Prize in 2009 and was featured in Best Buddhist Writing 2010. A private therapist, clinical researcher, and former San Francisco State University professor, he lives in San Francisco.