Facing Death & Finding Hope (Paperback)
Main Street Books, 9780385483322, 284pp.
Publication Date: May 18, 1998
With a Foreword by Sogyal Rinpoche Christine Longaker's experience with death and care of the dying began in 1976 when her husband was diagnosed with acute leukemia at the age of twenty-four. Since his death, she has devoted her life to ease the suffering of those facing death. In Facing Death and Finding Hope, she clearly and compassionately identifies the typical fears and struggles experienced by the dying and their families. The core of this book is presented in "Four Tasks of Living and Dying," using the Tibetan Buddhist perspective on death to provide a new framework of meaning. A book of great depth and grace, it is destined to become a classic in the literature on death and dying.
About the Author
Christine Longaker is the former director of the Hospice of Santa Cruz County and an end-of-life-care trainer. An internationally recognized expert in the care for the dying, she co-designed Naropa University's training program in end-of-life care and is the author of Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying.