Item description for Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye: Comfort for the Dying and Those Who Care for Them by Harold Ivan Smith...
Overview Written by a person who has been comforting and counselling terminally ill people for years, this book offers guidance, support, and encouragement for both those who are approaching death as well as their families, friends, counselors, medical and hospice practicioners, and chaplains. Consisting of short "chapters," each including a spiritual reflection, Smith moves the reader or caregiver from "admitting that you know" to "finishing the race." Along the way comfort and guidance are offered on issues such as: Releasing Control, Dealing with Privacy, Crying, Partnering with Physicians, Embracing God, Expressing Anger, Forgiving, Reviewing Your Life, Making a Valid Will, Making Visitors Comfortable, Telling Your Stories, and Composing Your Goodbyes
Publishers Description Written by a person who has been comforting and counselling terminally ill people for years, this book offers support and encouragement for both those who are approaching death as well as their families, friends, counselors, medical and hospice practitioners, and chaplains, offering guidance on such issues as releasing control, crying, partnering w
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Ave Maria Press
Series Finding Your Way
ISBN 0877939756 ISBN13 9780877939757
Availability 0 units.
More About Harold Ivan Smith
Harold Ivan Smith is the author of many books on dying, death, and grieving. A former funeral director, he is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and leads seminars on grief and spirituality throughout the world. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
Harold Ivan Smith currently resides in Kansas City, in the state of Missouri. Harold Ivan Smith was born in 1947 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Harold Ivan & Associates, Missouri, USA.
Reviews - What do customers think about Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye: Comfort for the Dying and Those Who Care for Them?
Comport and Guidance - (also see The Courage to Laugh Dec 28, 2006
This book offers comfort and guidance to anyone who has lost a loved one. It is filled with just the right wisdom when one is feeling that all is lost. An excellent companion to this book is The Courage to Laugh: Humor, Hope and Healing in the Face of Death and Dying.
Expert, "user friendly" advice and counsel Nov 5, 2002
Finding Your Way To Say Goodbye: Comfort For The Dying And Those Who Care For Them by Harold Ivan Smith (bereavement adviser, hospice expert, pastoral counselor, and Adjunct Professor in the doctoral program at Northern Baptist Seminary) offers experienced guidance, emotional support, and "real world" encouragement for friends, family members, grief counselors, medical/hospice practitioners, chaplains and ministers in helping ordinary people cope with the terminal illness and/or death of a loved one -- or their own pending death. Each brief section includes a spiritual reflection as invaluable and sensitive guidance is offered covering such issues as: releasing control; dealing with privacy; crying; partnering with physicians; embracing God; expressing anger; forgiving; reviewing your life; making a valid will; making visitors comfortable; telling stories; and composing goodbyes. Highly recommended reading for anyone facing life's end, or who is losing a loved one, or who has lost a companion, Finding Your Way To Say Goodbye is a powerful compendium of expert, "user friendly" advice and counsel that should be a part of every hospice, hospital, seminary, ministerial church, grief counselor, or community library collection reference collection.