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Title Awake at the bedside : contemplative palliative and end-of-life care / edited and introduced by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt Weingast, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.
Imprint Somerville : Wisdom Publications, 2016.

Subject Caring -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Palliative treatment.
Alt Name Paley Ellison, Koshin,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Poem / Kozan Ichikyo -- Transforming the care of serious illness / Diane Meier -- Watch with me / Dame Cecily Saunders -- Poem: The promise ; Poem: The gate ; Poem: For three days ; Poem: The last time ; Poem: What the living do / Marie Howe -- Mindfulness is not a part-time job: dementia, flowers, and attention / Issan Dorsey -- Unfinished business and how you know that you know / Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross -- Creating a dharma vision / Anyen Rinpoche -- Poem: Lucky ; Poem: Medicine / Tony Hoagland -- Meeting the divine messengers / Bhikkhu Bodhi -- The healing encounter: meeting one another in the space between / Judy Lief -- Poem: Hospital song ; Poem: Hospital writing workshop / Rafael Campo -- Taking the precepts as your guide: how to approach difficult decisions, accept the consequences, and not keep yourself up all night / Craig D. Blinderman -- Meditation practice: a practice of dying / Joseph Goldstein.
Poem: the washing of the body / Nick Flynn -- Redefining the metaphor for dying / Ram Dass -- Acknowledging the shadow / Rodney Smith -- Poem / Senryu -- Becoming (and sustaining) the bodhisattvas we already are / Michael Kearney and Radhule Weininger -- Poem: Appointment ; Poem: Afterbody ; Poem: Untitled / Jason Shinder -- The raw spot / Norman Fischer -- Poem: Love after love / Derek Walcott -- A good enough death / Joshua Bright -- A theravada approach to spiritual care of the dying and deceased / Gil Fronsdal -- Poem: Touch me ; Poem: Passing through ; Poem: The layers / Stanley Kunitz -- More than just a medical event / Kirsten DeLeo -- Our real home / Ajahn Chah -- Poem: For the anniversary of my death ; Poem: Separation / W.S. Merwin -- Don't wait for tomorrow: six meditations on death and dying / Stephen and Ondrea Levine -- Poem / Sunao -- A lesson in compassion / Betsy MacGregor.
Poem: A bowl ; Poem: Bird wings ; Poem: the guest house / Rumi -- The third messenger: death is unavoidable / Larry Rosenberg -- The last kiss / Fernando Kogen Kawai -- Attunement: meditations on compassion / Frank Ostaseski -- Poem: Turtle, swan ; Poem: The embrace / Mark Doty -- In the silence of leaving / Robert Chodo Campbell -- Four stories about seeing around the corner / Rachel Naomi Remen -- Poem: Kindness / Naomi Shihab Nye -- Finding what life is / Shodo Harada -- Imagining people well / Ira Byock.
Summary In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as well as doctors, chaplains, caregivers and even poets offer wisdom that will challenge, uplift, comfort--and change the way we think about death. Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781614291428 (electronic bk.)
161429142X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 950460150
Additional Format Print version: Awake at the bedside. Somerville : Wisdom Publications, 2016 1614291195 (DLC) 2015028871 (OCoLC)915493695