Item description for Compassionate Caring for the Sick & Dying by Sara Thrash...
Overview For family members and professional, pastoral, and voluntary caregiver, Dr. Thrash's unique book offers firsthand, prayerful insights into the delicate and demanding ministry of caring for the sick and dying. The author takes you to the bedside of her patients. you feel their fear, anger, uncertainty, sadness, hope, and loneliness - as well as their acceptance, joy and peace. "Through all this maze the caregiver must walk with eyes, ears, heart, and spirit open." But Dr. Thrash does not leave you in this maze. Sprinkled throughout this book is sound advice on understanding patients and what they are trying to tell us. Topics covered include: why patients fear death, coping with attention-seeking patients, allowing patients to "own" their feelings, walking with grieving families, assisting families in saying their good-byes, as well as symbols of faith, laughter, prayer, and a thankful heart. "By taking time to understand our role as caregivers," the author writes, "we will become the beacons of light...and be God's true representatives to those we visit."
1. Our Role As Caregivers 2. Understanding Our Patients 3. Learning And Growing Together 80 Pages
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Studio: Twenty-Third Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.25" Weight: 0.24 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2000
Publisher Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN 1585950041 ISBN13 9781585950041