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Author Baugher, John E., author.

Title Contemplative caregiving : finding healing, compassion, and spiritual growth through end-of-life care / John Eric Baugher.

Publication Info. Boulder : Shambhala, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  616.029 BAU    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  616.029 BAU    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 218 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From Anglican prayer to secular mindfulness : the origins and practice of contemplative end-of-life care -- Caregiving as spiritual practice -- Becoming a contemplative caregiver -- Transforming our grief through compassionate care -- The reciprocity of care -- Flexible mind, caring mind -- Caring with a playful spirit -- Offering spiritual friendship -- Healing ourselves, healing our world -- Compassion unbound.
Summary "After author John Baugher's mother was murdered in 1987, he felt that he was fated to join her killer in life imprisonment--not behind bars, but behind psychological walls of unresolved grief and anger. Baugher turned to hospice volunteering as a way to channel his experience, marking the beginning of a twenty-five year journey of exploration--in both public hospices and prison hospice programs--and the possibility of discovering compassion and even humor in the face of death. In this beautifully written book, Baugher weaves together insights from his experience with those gleaned from interviews with dozens of hospice volunteers from widely varying backgrounds. "Caring for others at the end of life has shown me that affirming the humanity of others is crucial to my own joy and sense of vibrancy," writes Baugher. Contemplative caregiving can be a spiritual practice in its own right--a practice that parallels the benefits of mindfulness while extending them beyond the personal level to inspire compassionate shifts in families, hospitals, and broader spheres of society"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Hospice care.
Spiritual life.
ISBN 9781611807042 (pbk. ; alk. paper) $19.95
1611807042 (pbk. ; alk. paper) $19.95

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