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The Dying Time

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The Dying Time by Joan Furman and David McNabb
  • Paperback $14.95

    Aug 26, 1997 | 224 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Apr 20, 2011

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"Written by a consummate nurse and a humane attorney, The Dying Time addresses the multitude of everyday questions, concerns, and fears that arise in the process of dying. Preparing for death is a final step in living a healthy life. Furman and McNabb explain the complexity of dying in a simple yet personal voice."
–Virginia Trotter Betts, MSN, JD, RN, immediate past president, American Nurses Association

"An enormously useful book for caregivers, hospice workers, and anyone who wants to understand the stages of the dying process. This is the clearest and most straightforward text I have read on the subject."
–Joan Halifax, Ph.D., founder of The Project of Being with Dying

"A manual of immediately practical assistance for humankind’s most significat–and often most frieghtening–moment, death. Besides an enthusiastic response from all who want to handle their own and others’ deaths intelligently, this book deserves to be part of the core curricula in all schools of medicine and ministry. Already singular in its field, it seems inevitable that The Dying Time will become a classic."
–George Fowler, author of Dance of a Fallen Moni

Author Essay

I’m sure Im not alone in feeling that more and more of my friends and relatives are dying these days. It’s partly because I’m growing older and also because the older I get, the more people I meet. But the first time someone I was close to died, I realized that I really didn’t know what to do to be of help. There were obviously some things that could be done that I didn’t know how to do and other things that I was doing that were probably better left undone. So when this book came to me, I experienced great relief. Here was a guide for both caregivers and those who were dying, enabling both to share in the process and be free to give each other whatever was necessary.
— Toinette Lippe, editorial director of Bell Tower

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