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Published: 27 May 2010

160 Pages


ISBN: 9780195389227

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The Art of Conversation Through Serious Illness

Lessons for Caregivers

Richard McQuellon and Michael Cowan

  • Explains in accessible language how to comfort and be there for those experiencing serious illness
  • Provides bedside guidance usually only available to professional caregivers
  • Offers lessons on being a primary conversation partner, becoming properly empathetic and receiving empathy, maintaining everyday conversation, using platitudes appropriately, understanding healthy denial, and talking about dying

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