Home School Book Review on “We’re All Not the Same, But We’re Still Family”

Having adopted both of our sons, I found that this book covers the exact questions and issues that were discussed in our pre-adoption training. The story was written for adoptive families to explore the benefits of adoption openness. In her “For Parents and Caregivers Only” at the back of the book, co-author Theresa Harris, a therapist and adoptive mother, warns, “Openness may not always be positive for families.” But when it is a positive experience, it can help to address the important themes of identity, attachment, grief, and loss that adopted children (and their parents) often have to deal with.

Read Wayne Walker’s full review at the Home School Book Review Blog

Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes

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All of us are entitled to the rewards of a
peaceful, pain-free death. This book honors that with true stories
about hospice patients and inspiring insights from the
author. Becoming Dead Right guides us through the
general and "how to" information maze that prepares
us for dealing with death.

Improving and expanding hospice services will
require systemic changes in healthcare institutionss
outreach to diverse populations, and funding. With the inclusion of hospice programs
in nursing homes, dying with dignity becomes even more important.
Millions of aging baby boomers heighten the urgency for better hospice care
and conditions in nursing homes.

Praise for Becoming Dead Right
"A school principal and hospice volunteer, Frances Shani Parker relates her experiences with dying people in nursing homes. The second part of her book is about what we as individuals and as a society must do to improve things for those who are dying. I particularly enjoyed the guided tour, conducted from a wheelchair, of Baby Boomer Haven." -- Dr. Roger Woodruff, Director of Palliative Care, International
Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia

"The writing is eloquent and powerful, and the stories are instructive and lasting. After finishing this book, I wanted to do more for other individuals who are dying, for as Ms. Parker so clearly imparts, the dying teach us so much about living well." -- Dr. Peter A. Lichtenberg, Director, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

"This book is filled with poetry, stories, wisdom and common sense that can help boomers, students, caregivers and policy makers understand their own aging and realize that our society can - and should - make important changes that can ensure safe, dignified, individualized care at the end of our lives." --Alice Hedt, Executive Director, National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform

Learn more at www.BecomingDeadRight.com

From Loving Healing Press (www.LovingHealing.com)

MED042000 Medical : Terminal Care

FAM017000 Family & Relationships : Eldercare

SOC036000 Social Science : Death & Dying

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