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Library Journal
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Dresser (Multicultural Manners) and licensed marriage and family therapist Wasserman draw from their experience as hospice workers to illustrate how people have brought up the subject of death with the dying, made end-of-life decisions, and planned (or not held) a funeral service. Dresser and Wasserman not only offer comfort and companionship but provide practical suggestions for conversation starters, ideas for memorials, and a whole section on handling the grief of children. Essential for anyone experiencing end-of-life issues. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal
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Death is part of life. Thus, Dresser (Multicultural Manners) and licensed marriage/family therapist Wasserman write to provide a new perspective on the challenges of caring for the dying and living with grief. Interspersing narratives and psychological advice, the authors write frankly about the initial conversation on impending death, the final moments, and grieving. They spend a hefty chapter helping the caretaker focus on self-care and discuss how to respond to insensitive health-care professionals. The authors touch on everything from spiritual services to memorials. Verdict A superb book, offering everything one needs to know and more.-Deborah Bigelow, Leonia P.L., NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.