7/11/12 Meria interviews Dr. Lani Leary on her excellent book “No One Has To Die Alone, Preparing for a Meaningful Death”. No one wants to think about death, this show will enlighten you on many levels on death, grief and how to prepare. Raising your death competency; spirituality and death; the movie “Imitation of Life”; Myths about death; from the parlor to the living room; how long does grieving take? Is all grieving the same? Is there a masculine and feminine way to grieve? survivor guilt; death of a child, suicide and unexpected death; men sweat their grief, women cry it; hearing is the last sense to go; how to talk to the dying; how to help the dying; ADC-after death communication, is it real? the fear of death stops many from fully living; rituals; we live in a death averse culture; end of life issues; be prepared; how to be a caregiver; the blessing of hospice; no one has to endure a painful death; ignoring or protecting your children from death? Is it a good idea? see death as either a tragedy or opportunity; 90% want to die at home, few do; letting go so they can; be present, not fearful; and much more including personal stories.
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Caring for a terminally ill loved one can be the single biggest challenge of your life. Drawing from her experience sitting with over 500 people as they died and caring for her own terminally ill father, Dr. Lani Leary gently guides caregivers, family, and friends through the difficult transitions of illness, death, and bereavement.
No One Has to Die Alone offers the practical skills, vocabulary, and insights needed to truly address the needs of a dying loved one while caring for yourself through the process. Dr. Leary shows both patient and caregiver how to rise above feelings of fear and isolation to find peace and meaning in each person’s unique end-of-life experience.
Whether used as a reference book to address a particular challenge or read from start to finish, this is a must-read for anyone facing death or the loss of a loved one. You’ll learn:
• how to listen to and support a loved one’s needs;
• what to expect as a loved one declines and the different grieving processes and tasks;
• the key to supporting a grieving child;
• what resources are available for patients and caregivers;
• the lessons of near-death experiences and the value of after-death communications.