Item description for Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care for the Dying: A Pastoral Guide for Hospice Care Workers and All Who Live with the Terminally Ill by Kathy Kalina...
Overview This classic work on the spirituality of caring for the dying is now expanded with moving stories and lessons gleaned from the author's experience as a hospice nurse. Caregivers, friends, and family members often feel unsure of what to say or do as they care for the terminally ill. Midwife for Souls provides insight, showing how the support of one's Catholic faith and the power of prayer can guide one in ministering to a dying person. Written in a style that is poetic and beautiful, practical and credible, this book is essential reading for anyone who accompanies others to the edge of life-and helps in their birthing to eternal life. A pastoral guide for hospice care workers and all who live with or accompany the terminally ill. Kathy Kalina is a registered nurse and a woman of deep faith. She offers sound advice and wisdom that she has gathered from her own personal experience. Although a committed Catholic, her profound understanding of what the dying undergo during their final pilgrimage here on earth makes the book of value to everyone, regardless of religious preference.
Publishers Description The first edition of this text was so beloved that it sold over 30,000 copies now it s your turn to discover why Kathy Kalina, describes the physical as well as spiritual signs of the dying process in Midwife for Souls. She offers years of qualified experience and spiritual wisdom that will inform and comfort caregivers and loved ones. Caregivers, friends, and family members often feel unsure of what to say or do as they care for the terminally ill. This book provides insight, showing how the support of one s Catholic faith and the power of prayer can be a guide in ministering to a dying person. This book is essential reading for anyone who accompanies others to the edge of life and helps in their birthing to eternal life
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Studio: Pauline Books & Media
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Pauline Books & Media
ISBN 0819848565 ISBN13 9780819848567
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Reviews - What do customers think about Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care for the Dying?
There is an appointed time for everything... May 27, 2008
Highly recommended if you are dealing with the active dying of someone close to you. This book also helped me meditate on my own mortality, address my own fear of dying, and consider my not too distant date with our maker. This book is a blessing.
This book is a Godsend Jan 27, 2007
Our family used this book as a manual during the last 6 months of our father's life. We had never been through this process and did not really know what to expect. This book detailed everything for us and gave us insight into what our father was experiencing. I cannot tell you how valuable a guide it was and I heartily recommend it to everyone who is facing a similar situation. I have bought more than one copy to give to others because it was so central to our comprehension of the dying process. It also helped to eliminate a lot of fear that otherwise might have dominated us. Do not hesitate to buy this book if you or a loved one are caring for someone who is nearing death. I will forever be grateful that a dear friend gave it to us at our time of need.
Invaluable Oct 18, 2006
This book was an anchor during the most difficult time of our mother's dying. To be able to go to a resource that explained what was happening, both physically and spiritually, gave us a peace we couldn't have had otherwise. I've given this book to many since then.
Midwife for Souls- a help in the final days Sep 13, 2004
Midwife for Souls touched my three brothers and I deeply during the final days of our father's life. We were introduced to this book by a Hospice Chaplain who gave us permission to ask any questions that we wanted to about what to expect in the days ahead from moving dad from hospital to hospice care. Her references to this book of what to expect were just what I needed to hear.
Kathy's sensitivity, practical compassion and obvious calling to work with the dying was a source of deep strength and comfort to us all as we had not walked this way before. God used this book in helping us to address questions as a family that we do not normally talk about and to provide us with an environment of love and care to share our hearts.
Her practical insights from more than 20 years of experience helped us move from the unknown to the known in how to prepare ourselves for the uncertain days ahead of us not only with Dad but four other deaths of parents within a period of two years.
Midwife for Souls has been a constant resource for me as a Minister in walking with families who face the loss of a loved one both for those who profess faith and for those who do not. The sensitivity, prayer and comfort that Kathy offers in this book will help you and be a source of God's care to you. God promises to walk with us through every situation and challenge that we face and He will be with you as well.
G. Stephen Goode
A must read for all hospice workers. May 3, 1999
Kathy hits the mark as she takes us thru the dying individual's labor. The accuracy and compassion with which she brings this information to the reader is unsurpassed. It is an easily read book and the price is right! I would encourage all hospice professionals, physicians, nursing home employees and anyone who or has cared for the dying to read this insightful piece. For those who have cared for the dying, it can provide answers where questions still linger.