At Home with Dying

July 28, 2017 Death Awareness

Comments Off

athomewithdyingAt Home with Dying
by Merrill Collett

Most people would rather die at home, surrounded by familiar sights and cared for by our loved ones, than in a hospital.

But most of us, too, would be overwhelmed, even frightened, at the prospect of having to provide such caregiving. Of the many books available about death and dying, this is the first to explain in detail how caring for a dying loved one can be a life-expanding experience when done mindfully and from the heart. At Home with Dying is a practical guide the physical, emotional, and spiritual skills needed to care for someone who is terminally ill, based on the principles that guide the Zen Hospice Project of the San Francisco Zen Center. Merrill Collett explains step-by-step how to feed, clean, and take care of a dying person—in a way that benefits both patient and caregiver. The instructions, which include ancient wisdom teachings as well as modern practical nursing methods, include: Mindfulness skills Effective pain treatments Appropriate cooking and feeding techniques Household organization and visitor management Preparation for the moment of death Working with grief.

Disclaimer: Use of the information and data is to bring awareness of death and dying. Spirare does not own the information or profit from its use. Source: Amazon Image: Pixabay

Words of Inspiration

"Educating people on death and dying, and reducing their fear of death is a giving of fearlessness."
Venerable Wuling

Death Awareness

We welcome any suggestions of articles relating to death and dying that you might want to see on Spirare website. 

Please Help spread awareness.

“The fear of death comes from limited awareness.”   Deepak Chopra

Popular Blogs

  • Divine Love Cannot Change by Leo Tolstoy...

    by on July 30, 2018

    Divine Love Cannot Change by Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910) Loving with human love, one may pass from love to hatred; but divine love cannot change. Nothin...

  • Lord, We Turn to You

    by on July 30, 2018

    Lord, We Turn to You from the Jewish Funeral Service Prayer Book Lord, we turn to you in our grief and bewilderment, for a mystery surrounds the birth an...

  • Look to this Day

    by on July 30, 2018

    Look to this day from the Sanskrit (Hindu and Buddhist text) Look to this day! For it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the va...

  • Eternity by William Blake

    by on July 22, 2018

    Eternity by William Blake (1757 - 1827) He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy: But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in etern...

  • A Song of Living by Amelia Josephine Bur...

    by on July 22, 2018

    A Song of Living by Amelia Josephine Burr (1878- 1968) Because I loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lo...

Translate »