The Divine Art of Dying, Second Edition Living Well to Life's End

The Divine Art of Dying aims to empower people who are dying to live as fully as they can until life's end. The book includes reflections from Karen Speerstra's hospice journal and essays written jointly by Speeratra and Herbert Anderson on learning to wait, letting go, giving gifts, and t...

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Main Author: Speerstra, Karen.
Other Authors: Byock, Ira., Anderson, Herbert.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Fortress Press, 2022.
Edition:2nd ed.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Table of Contents:
  • 11. Telling Stories
  • Sharing Memories
  • 12. Letting Go
  • 13. The Joy of Gift Giving
  • 14. How Are You Feeling?
  • Part 4. Dying into Life
  • 15. The Goodness of Grieving
  • 16. Rituals for the Journey
  • 17. When Death Draws Near
  • 18. Living in the Mystery
  • A Final Story by John Speerstra
  • Selected Bibliography
  • About the Authors
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Cover: Means of Egress by Laura Baring-Gould
  • Foreword
  • Introduction to the Second Edition
  • Part 1. Taking the Turn toward Death
  • 1. The Porch Light Is On
  • 2. Hospice at the Door
  • 3. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
  • 4. Facing Finality
  • Part 2. Orienting toward Death
  • 5. The Blessed Ambiguity of Dying
  • 6. How Do We Talk about Death?
  • 7. Taking Charge in the Midst of Chaos
  • 8. Trusting the Capacity of Others
  • 9. Hurry Up and Wait
  • Part 3. Living until We Die
  • 10. Celebrating the Ordinary