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By Christopher Johns

Written by means of an skilled palliative care nurse, textual content describes how a mix of conventional drugs and extra reflective versions were profitable in assuaging actual and non-physical ache and soreness in the course of the health-illness cycle. Discusses Buddhist philosophy and emphasizes non secular matters in palliative care. Softcover.

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60–63). The idea of transgression resonates with the idea that reflection is a counter movement to oppression. Certainly, the narrative within this book is an account of my own effort to liberate and transform myself to realise myself as a ‘spiritual’ practitioner so I can best respond to ease the patient’s suffering. The theme of liberation and transformation flows within the narrative. The narrative has a number of turns that reflect different stages in its construction. When I commenced writing the journal I had no vision of publishing it.

Rosemary, one of the ‘early shift’ 54 / BEING MINDFUL, EASING SUFFERING nurses, says she will not let the nursing student coming tomorrow see Mary. It would not be fair. Tuesday 13 February 2001 Mary A week later I share my experience of being with Mary with the students on the post-registered ‘Care of the dying’ course that I teach at the university. I ask them, ‘Did Mary die well? ’ I quote Lawton (2000): …a good death, where I conducted fieldwork, was considered by staff to be one in which the patient ‘drifted off peacefully’, which in practice meant that the patient died free of pain and any apparent distress.

In the dream there was a serpent after her. ’ I give the question back to her and ask her what she thinks it means. She is uncertain but feels it is unpleasant. I think of the serpent as death stalking her but I cannot tell her this. She says her pain is barely controlled…she still needs the breakthrough sevredol in the evenings although she takes it reluctantly because she interprets any worsening of her symptoms as signs of her downward spiral. I feel she plays down the worsening of the pain.

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