How to Be with Someone Who is Dying
Terminal illness - our own or a loved one’s - can provide a rich, meaningful and even transformational time of increased self-awareness around spiritual or faith-based questions such as:
Why am I here?
Is there a God or Higher Power?
What happens after physical death?
Where did I come from?
Where do I go?
Does suffering have meaning?
How to Be with Someone Who is Dying also addresses practical considerations such as how to talk to children, the impact of dementia, making informed choices about end-of-life care, and care for the caregivers. This exceptional DVD offers insight on thirty-one topics that arise frequently during the transition process, the time between making a decision to stop medical treatments for a terminal illness and when life reclaims itself from the world as we know it. Looking directly into these issues can better prepare us with clarity around our own impermanence as well as soften and shorten the grieving process over a loved one’s death.
2. Why Speak of This Topic
3. Why It Is So Hard to Speak About Dying
4. A Dual Journey
5. Why It Is Especially Hard for Americans
6. Not In Charge: Mystery Over Meaning
7. Practical Suggestions
8. How To Prepare Yourself
9. Main Responsibilities: A Posture
10. Being Present
11. Turning Point
12. Questions to Explore
13. The Dying Process
14. Signs Indicating Death Is Imminent
15. Taking Care of Yourself: Care for The Caregiver
16. A Team Needed
17. Struggling Is Not the Same as Suffering
18. Experiences At the Center for Dying in Calcutta
19. Mother Teresa’s Approach
20. A Good Death
21. A Not So Good Death
22. Choices for Care at the End of Life
23. Underutilization of Hospice Services
24. Informed Choices About Care
26. Not Talking of the Experience
28. Mystical Elements
29. Actual Timing of Death
30. Why Choose to do This Work
31. What I Have Experienced and Believe