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N palliative care she provides a frank direct and compassionate meditation on the inevitab. Well this made me think about death even than I usually do but I found Tisdale's thoughts on it and on the process of dying to be helpful and sometimes illuminatingI have no doubt that all of this would resonate even with someone either suffering from a terminal illness or helping someone else through the last stages of their life but even from my relatively fortunate angle this provoked me to consider and sometimes reconsider what I think makes a good death what role a funeral plays what body disposal techniue would suit me and what the cultural environmental and personal impacts of various end of life practices are I don't think I'll reread this but it was a solidly good thing to have ruminated over all this There's a lot I didn't know the low bar for something to legally ualify as hospice the difference between hospice care and palliative care that there's a new techniue that will freeze your body and then vibrate it into ice crystals Sold Something that Tisdale uietly and persistently evokes is that there's no simple answer to any of this You can have a bad death at home surrounded by your family what happens if you don't want to be surrounded by your family If their love makes it hard for you to actually take the necessary step of dying and a good death in a hospital Bodies decay or are suirm inducingly destroyed and that's unavoidable no matter how you choose to have yours gotten rid of You can think you know exactly how someone you love wants to die and you could be entirely wrong about that and maybe in a way that would have hurt themThere really is a practicality at the heart of a lot of this Tisdale lays out pros and cons of different practices includes the emotional aspects in that calculation and explains her own reactions The clarity of those sections even when what's being made clear is ultimately that this is all impossibly ambiguous made them my favorites For me the parts where Tisdale talks about how to interact with the dying were less helpful in part because it all seemed to boil down to just let them do and say what they want and by the way 95% of the things you'll want to say will be wrong and unhelpful Some of it was obvious but concrete and sadly still necessary don't tell someone their loved one's death is God's will or the result of their karma but some of it gets into a kind of amorphous nitpicky vagueness that to me seemed to be making an impossible demand for the caretaking person to foresee all possible reactions to every word out of their mouth This got a little repetitive after a while because these particular issues never really changedBut the practical side of things is genuinely helpful because it makes you consider issues you might as well start resolving with your loved ones now finding out what they want working out what you want The death plan and guidelines on advance directives in the back were particularly helpful in that regard I didn't find as much profundity here as many reviewers did but I still found plenty to value

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Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love ThemSallie Tisdale offers a thought provoking Future Corpses Kindle #209 yet practical perspec. As the title of her current book makes clear Sallie Tisdale is a provocative writer who likes to address uncomfortable even taboo subjects that many prefer to avoid If you can get past the blunt weirdly funny and challenging title of this book you’ll be okay with the contents an interesting mix of personal stories practical advice to assist you in preparing for your own death or caring for a dying loved one details about the actual process of dying the changes in the body at various stages including the time after the death has occurred information about options for the disposal of the body and reflections on grief There are four appendices which address making death plans advance directives organ and tissue donation and assisted deathTisdale has lived a “braided” life as a writer a nurseend of life educator and Buddhist practitionerteacher and each of these roles has reuired her to confront hard truths Since childhood she says she has been fascinated with bodies and anatomy and her rural upbringing brought her into regular contact with death both human and animalEarly in her book Tisdale who was born in 1957 muses “We’ve been a most fortunate generation and also one of the most delusional We are energetically trying not to be as old as we are to not look old feel old and most of all to not be perceived as old” She goes on to observe that her Buddhist practice has reuired her to confront the fact that we and everyone we love are constantly changing and will die Throughout the book Tisdale refers to a number of writers scholars and memoirists who have addressed aspects of death and dying—from American cultural anthropologist Ernest Becker author of The Denial of Death 1973 to health journalist Virginia Morris Talking about Death Won’t Kill You 2001 and Australian writermemoiristmelanoma patient Cory Taylor among many others I do wish Tisdale had included a bibliographyFor me the most valuable part of Tisdale’s book was her discussion of the changes the dying person undergoes and what caregivers can do and say to make him or her comfortable She’s very direct about what family and friends should not do including burden the patient with their own guilt grief and need for consolation I wish I’d had some of this information available to me as I helped to care for a member of my own family who was terminally illWhile some topics are thoroughly addressed than others this is still a rich and worthwhile book It is worth pushing oneself past the title and reading this guide especially in an age in which the lives of terminally ill and demented patients can be uncomfortably and futilely extended by modern technologies

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characters Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ã [Download] ✤ Advice for Future Corpses and Those Who Love Them By Sallie Tisdale – Sallie Tisdale offers a thought provoking yet practical perspective on death and dTive on death and dying Informed by her many years working as a nurse with than a decade i. An excellent addition to the shelf of life and the challenges thereof somewhere between 'How Can I Help' and Montaigne's essays between Elizabeth Kubler Ross and Ram Dass an examination both personal and philosophical If the factual information about the process of dying the funeral business and its options palliative care vs hospice care there is also the for me moving and valuable discussion of 'the good death' one that upsets our commonly held notions and challenges us to reimagine and often surprisingly reassures us about those final months weeks and days through the extensive time she has had to consider her own impressions as a palliative care nurse as a Buddhist and simply as a person with a certain amount of time on this earth She writes beautifully and I love the way this book is balanced between the practical and the philosophical insights for us in our various life roles which include being the dying person the loved ones the caregiver the visitor the well wisher and the physicians Here's a bit on the subject of 'the good death' which for me was the most valuable theme of the bookTo provide a good death the caregivers must do for 'for' the patient not 'to' the patient She is not a disease or a collection of symptoms or a problem needing a solution I was really annoyed by an essay by an obviously young neurologist who write that hospice doctors are 'the artists of death' No my friend The dying person is the artist of his or her death