"In this moving and compassionate book, hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more then twenty years experience tending the terminally ill."--Page 4 of cover.
"It's time to get in line" -- Nearing death awareness: introduction and background. Nearing death awareness: an introduction -- Beginnings -- Reactions to death -- Nearing death awareness: what I am experiencing. "Where's the map?" -- Preparing for travel or change: "I'm getting ready to leave" -- Being in the presence of someone not alive: "I'm not alone" -- Seeing a place: "I see where I'm going" -- Knowing when death will occur: "It will be when ..." -- Nearing death awareness: what I need for a peaceful death. "We must go to the park" -- Needing reconciliation: "I need to make peace with ..." -- Being held back: "I'm stuck in between ..." -- Nonverbal communications: "My actions speak for me" -- Symbolic dreams: "I dreamed about ..." -- Choosing a time: "The time is right" -- Nearing death awareness: practical uses
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