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Saying Goodbye to Someone You Love

Saying Goodbye To Someone You Loveconsists of moving narratives describing families personal experiences with dying loved ones enrolled in hospice programs, complemented by comprehensive up-to-date guidelines that advise families on coping with the demands of comforting their loved ones through the last stages of life and maximizing the benefits of hospice. The book empowers readers by helping them acquire an intimate understanding of hospice and the dying process, acting as a guide in uncharted territory, and showing them how have others have succeeded and that they can too. It helps readers gain a better understanding of the dying process and prepares them to participate in the decision-making process. The narratives and advice inSaying Goodbye To Someone You Lovebenefits all members of a family as they accompany a loved one on a final journey — parents, spouses, partners, children, and siblings.

Author Notes
  Norine Dresser is a folklorist and writer. She is the author of Multicultural Manners: New Rules of Etiquette for a Changing Society, Come as You Aren't: Feeling at Home with Multicultural Celebrations and also wrote the eight-year award-winning Los Angeles Times column, "Multicultural Manners." She is an internationally recognized expert on cultural traditions and rituals from around the world.
Fredda Wasserman, MA, MPH, LMFT, CT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified in Thanatology. She is the Clinical Director of Adult Programs and Education at Our House Grief Support Center, the leading non-profit grief center in California.