Nancy Hassett Dahm is a registered nurse who specializes in cancer care.
Her experience in caring for over 400 cancer patients, since 1991, is the
basis of knowledge for this book. Over the years, she has developed a clear
and powerful vision of the problems and concerns of those who are facing
Her experience in cancer pain management has led to the development of her
nursing theory - The Continuum of Pain, The Continuum of Pain Control, which
is included in her book, Mind, Body and Soul. It has served as the basis for maintaining almost
all of her patients pain-free.
Her other credits include conducting programs and lecturing to the
professional and lay community on the care of cancer patients.
Nancy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Long Island
University, New York.
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An Interview with Nancy Hassett Dahm, Author of Mind, Body, and Soul: A
Guide to Living with Cancer. ( By Caregiving.com , March 2001 ).
Q. Families so worry about the unexpected when they care for a terminally
ill family member, especially because, as a society, we've done so little
education about the dying process. Can you explain the dying process? What are
the physical changes to the body during the last weeks and days? What about any
emotional and/or spiritual changes?
A. Families do worry about the unexpected when caring for a terminally ill
family member. This is natural, given that there is little published information
on how to give care. Families are confronted with tremendous grief over the
impending loss. Yet, they will have to care for their loved one, and watch the
dying process despite that grief. However, it is a time when caring for a loved
one at such a stage, is an opportunity to give and receive much love. Everyone
fears the dying process. But that fear can be mitigated once everyone
understands what is happening.
Let me explain. The dying process is not one process that occurs, but many.
It is unique to each individual - not everyone dies in the same manner. There
are many similarities...
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