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Making Friends with Death

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Making Friends with Death by Judith L. Lief
Feb 13, 2001 | ISBN 9781570623325
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    Feb 13, 2001 | ISBN 9781570623325

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    Feb 13, 2001 | ISBN 9780834822573

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“Peppered with useful and startling meditations as well as wise reminders, this is a thoughtful approach to a difficult aspect of living.”— NAPRA Review

“Filled with meaningful examples of real people facing real problems. It provides us with the essential guideposts for embarking on the journey of life and the journey beyond.”— Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing

“A manual on how to die, how to relate to dying and death, how to open up to the stages beyond death. Lief’s book is also a weave of stories, insights, advice, Buddhism and humor.”— Shambhala Sun

“Whether you will die tomorrow or fifty years from now, you need to read this book.”—Bernie Glassman

“A seasoned caregiver who walks the neophyte through the extending of one’s self to another, Lief presents the issues and common difficulties at hand. She emphasizes the importance of attention to details, but centers on knowing what each patient wants for her or his situation. This defines effective compassion.”—Florence Wald, M.N., F.A.A.N., a founder of the first hospice in the United States

“Lief conveys the profound core of the teachings of Buddhism so that anyone can hear and understand. She shows us that in the end, it is kindness, compassion, and mindful attention that matter, and teaches us the simple skill of just being—in all its rawness, love, and pain—with those who are dying.”—Marilyn Webb, author of The Good Death: The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life

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