Death and Dying, My Books and Takeaways

The Oral History of Liaw Ching Sing Translated into English by Liaw Family Members

The Oral History of Liaw Ching Sing Translated into English by Liaw Family Members Contents                                                       Acknowledgement iv Preface v Special Project from Oral History Archive Uni vii Foreword    viii Volunteers’ translation from Hokkien Interview andChinese Transcripts into English  ix Disc 1   Life in Fujian, China in Early 1900 1 Disc 2   Migrated to Singapore in 1925       8 Disc 3   I was a Boss for most of the time 15 Disc 4  … Continue reading The Oral History of Liaw Ching Sing Translated into English by Liaw Family Members

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You dont have to Die in Pain by Maggie Callanan

            You dont have to Die in Pain by Maggie Callanan All the passages below are taken from the book “Final Journeys: a Practical Guide for Bring Care and Comfort at the End of Life” by Maggie Callanan. It was published in 2008. I was leaving the house after admitting my new patient, a seventy-year-old gentleman. His son,… Continue reading You dont have to Die in Pain by Maggie Callanan

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Will this Death be an ‘Irrational Suicide’ or a ‘Voluntary Death’?

Will this Death be an ‘Irrational Suicide’ or a ‘Voluntary Death’?  http://www.tc.umn.edu/~parkx032/CY-IS-VD.html   original title: FOUR DIFFERENCES BETWEEN IRRATIONAL SUICIDE & VOLUNTARY DEATH  SYNOPSIS:        Irrational suicide differs from voluntary death in four ways:  Irrational suicide is (1) harmful, (2) irrational, (3) capricious, and (4) regrettable.  Voluntary death is (1) helpful, (2) rational, (3) well-planned,… Continue reading Will this Death be an ‘Irrational Suicide’ or a ‘Voluntary Death’?

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Why I Distill all ‘the tricks of the trade’ as a Hospice Nurse in Final Journeys by Maggie Callanan.

  Why I Distill all ‘the tricks of the trade’ as a Hospice Nurse in Final Journeys by Maggie Callanan. All the passages below are taken from the book “Final Journeys: a Practical Guide for Bring Care and Comfort at the End of Life” by Maggie Callanan. It was published in 2008. INTRODUCTION: “I Don’t Know How… Continue reading Why I Distill all ‘the tricks of the trade’ as a Hospice Nurse in Final Journeys by Maggie Callanan.

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What Broke My Father’s Heart by KATY BUTLER

What Broke My Father’s Heart by KATY BUTLER Published: June 18, 2010  The New York Times Magazine  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/20/magazine/20pacemaker-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=magazine One October afternoon three years ago while I was visiting my parents, my mother made a request I dreaded and longed to fulfill. She had just poured me a cup of Earl Grey from her Japanese iron… Continue reading What Broke My Father’s Heart by KATY BUTLER

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Weighing Potential Benefits Against Risks and Burdens for the Terminally Ill by Dr Ira Byock

Weighing Potential Benefits Against Risks and Burdens for the Terminally Ill by Dr Ira Byock All the passages below are taken from the book “The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life”By: MD, Ira Byock. It was published in 2012. When my good friend Herb Maurer was diagnosed… Continue reading Weighing Potential Benefits Against Risks and Burdens for the Terminally Ill by Dr Ira Byock

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Want control at the end of your life BY BONNIE LAWRENCE?

Want control at the end of your life BY BONNIE LAWRENCE?  Here’s what you need BY BONNIE LAWRENCE, FAMILY CAREGIVER ALLIANCE  April 10, 2015 at 12:12 PM EDT http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/decisions-future-documents-need-2/ Completing important documents that state your wishes will protect your interests and spare loved ones from unnecessary conflict and stress.  Who speaks for you if you are not able to… Continue reading Want control at the end of your life BY BONNIE LAWRENCE?

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The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Warehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nayz3xJxRTA REGRET-FREE LIVING | Bronnie Ware | TEDxGrazhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcQfn96yFk Five Regrets of The Dying: Marie Forleo & Bronnie Warehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ke-rPsxIuA Bronnie Ware: The Top Five Regrets of the Dyinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPqHm283iUU&t=943s BRONNIE WARE: How to Live without Regrets! | Top… Continue reading The Top Five Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SPIRITUAL INFLUENCES by Maggie Callanan

THE IMPORTANCE OF SPIRITUAL INFLUENCES by Maggie Callanan                   All the passages below are taken from the book “Final Journeys: a Practical Guide for Bring Care and Comfort at the End of Life” by Maggie Callanan. It was published in 2008.      “Why me?” “Why now?” “What did I… Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF SPIRITUAL INFLUENCES by Maggie Callanan

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THE HARDEST DECISIONS AND THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITIES Dr Ira Byock

THE HARDEST DECISIONS AND THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITIES Dr Ira Byock JANELLE HALDEMAN All the passages below are taken from Dr Ira Byock’s book, “Dying Well”, published in 1997. I remember the day I learned that Janelle Haldeman had been referred to hospice. I was reviewing a pile of patient records in preparation for the weekly hospice meeting when I saw… Continue reading THE HARDEST DECISIONS AND THE GREATEST OPPORTUNITIES Dr Ira Byock

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The Five Tasks of Dying by Angela Morrow

The Five Tasks of Dying by Angela Morrow Finding Closure and Peace at the End of Life From Angela Morrow, RN, former About.com Guide http://dying.about.com/od/thedyingprocess/a/5_tasks_dying.htm Updated May 20, 2010 About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board See More About: dyingdeathcaring for the dying ·Symptoms of Dying ·Hospice Care Dying ·End of… Continue reading The Five Tasks of Dying by Angela Morrow

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The Final Days of Life by Jana Staton, Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock

The Final Days of Life by Jana Staton, Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock All the passages below are taken from the book, “A Few Months to Live: Different Paths to Life's End” by Jana Staton, Roger W. Shuy and Ira Byock. It was published in 2001. We relied on after-death interviews with caregivers to learn about the… Continue reading The Final Days of Life by Jana Staton, Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock

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The Family Vigil by Margaret Ledger

           The Family Vigil by Margaret Ledger           All the passages below are taken from the book, “Leaving This Life With Hospice: Stories of Wonder and Hope” by Margaret Ledger. It was published in 2005. The dying process is extremely hard for the dying person. He has to face illness and all its implications, and the fact… Continue reading The Family Vigil by Margaret Ledger

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The Dying Process of Dr Nabeel Qureshi from YouTube

The Dying Process of Dr Nabeel Qureshi from YouTube Nabeel Qureshi was born on April 13, 1983 in California to Pakistani Ahmadiyya Muslim parents, who have immigrated to the United States. While debating on the historical claims of Christianity and Ahmadiyya Islam, he was converted to Christianity. He attended medical school at the Eastern Virginia… Continue reading The Dying Process of Dr Nabeel Qureshi from YouTube

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The Death and Dying Process by Wendy Lustbader

          The Death and Dying Process by Wendy Lustbader http://cvc3.coastline.edu/modelcvc3courses/elliswaller/lesson13.htm Overview Death and Dying Advance Directives Required Reading Online Activities Overview           As caregivers, one either becomes a better person through compassion, patience, and humor, or they become embittered and angry.  Wendy Lustbader is an author who has written a moving book entitled " Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of… Continue reading The Death and Dying Process by Wendy Lustbader

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Testimony on Suzanne Chin by Dr Alan Chin

Testimony on Suzanne Chin by Dr Alan Chin  Below is a testimony of God's grace and goodness in my sister Suzanne's life. Letter from Dr Alan Chin. Feel free to forward this to all your friends---------------------Dr Alan Chin10-Jun-09http://citizenswatch88.blogspot.sg/2009/06/testimony-on-suzanne-chin.html On the morning of Monday, 20 of April 2009, I received a call from my brother–in-law John that… Continue reading Testimony on Suzanne Chin by Dr Alan Chin