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Making Peace with the End of Life

(2017)
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'Beautifully written - very gentle, personal and not at all frightening - a great resource for both patients and professionals when reassurance is needed.' Doreen O'Hara, COPD Specialist Nurse

'A very helpful gathering of advice, support and information for the huge majority who don't know how to navigate the system.' Dr Rachel Sheils, Consultant in Palliative Medicine

From GP and hospice doctor Patrick Fitzgerald and bestselling author Sarah Rayner (Making Friends with Anxiety, One Moment, One Morning) comes a warm and wise companion to help support you and those caring for you in the last months, weeks and days of life.

From the shock of diagnosis, through treatment options and symptom control to the process of dying itself, Making Peace with the End of Life tackles these sensitive issues with compassion and honesty. Full of practical advice and important contact information, it will also help to demystify how the NHS and Social Services work, so you can access the best support more easily. And, drawing on Patrick's extensive clinical experience, it also looks at how communicating your wishes to those involved in your care can give a feeling of safety and control over whatever happens in the future.

There are tips on self-nurturing using diet, light exercise and alternative therapies, plus guidance on how to care for your own mental health - including advice for carers. And for those who are anxious about what lies ahead, patient stories and quotes from those who've been there help to explain what to expect, thereby easing worry and panic so you feel less alone.

Offset by Sarah's joyful illustrations, the result is a clear and compassionate guide that aims to make these complex and distressing issues less confusing and overwhelming, so each individual can live the life they have left with a greater sense of comfort and peace.

PRAISE FOR MAKING FRIENDS WITH ANXIETY
'Simple, lucid advice on how to accept your anxiety.' Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive

'Reads like chatting with an old friend; one with wit, wisdom and experience.'Brighton and Hove Independent

PRAISE FOR SARAH RAYNER:

'Explores an emotive subject with great sensitivity' Sunday Express

'Brilliant... Warm and approachable' Essentials

'Carefully crafted and empathetic' The Sunday Times



Used availability for Sarah Rayner's Making Peace with the End of Life

Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Making Peace with the End of Life: A clear and comforting guide to help you live well to the last
Author(s): Sarah Rayner, Dr Patrick Fitzgerald
ISBN: 0-9957948-3-9 / 978-0-9957948-3-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Creative Pumpkin Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Making Peace with the End of Life: A clear and comforting guide to help you live well to the last (Making Friends - a series of warm, supportive guides ... the way through life's biggest challenges.)
Author(s): Sarah Rayner, Dr Patrick Fitzgerald
Publisher: Creative Pumpkin Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU