Living at the End of Life: A Hospice Nurse Addresses the Most Common Questions  -     By: Karen Whitley Bell
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Sterling Publishing / 2011 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Sterling Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1402787286
ISBN-13: 9781402787287
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Publisher's Description

A surprisingly warm and informative resource on hospice and other end-of-life care options--now available in paper! Individuals approaching the end of life, and their loved ones, face many challenges--but as hospice nurse Karen Whitley Bell reassures us, this difficult time also offers an opportunity to explore and rediscover a richer meaning in life. Drawing on her years of experience, Bell has created a comprehensive, insightful guide to every aspect of hospice care and the final stages of life.  For people in hospice care, as well as their friends and families, this is an indispensable reference, a trustworthy source of comfort and spiritual healing.

Author Bio

Karen Whitley Bell, R.N., CHPN, is a hospice nurse with over fourteen years of experience. She lives in Seattle, where she advocates for the rights of the dying and the advancement of hospice care.

Editorial Reviews

"Straightforward and empathetic, with an easy-to-navigate style, Bell details what to expect in both physical and spiritual terms, including practical considerations as well as ways to find closure and cope with loss."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“This book is rich in stories, generous, full of wisdom, organized to serve the needs of those facing their own final journeys or those of their loved ones. This is the book we have been waiting for without knowing it would ever exist.”--Patrick Clary, MD, author of Dying for Beginners

“Karen Bell has written a truly comprehensive guide for those facing the end of life. If she has missed any important question that needs to be asked, I can't think of one. Living at the End of Life is well organized so the reader can find any topic quickly. I especially like how she touches all the bases with stories, resources and suggestions on everything from practical hints for preparing food to the bigger emotional and spiritual issues. Everyone dealing with a terminal disease needs this book.”--Hank Dunn, author of Hard Choices for Loving People

“Many people are afraid of dying and do not know what to expect in the final months and days of life. This important book takes aim at ameliorating those fears by shedding light on some of the most common concerns and revealing what should be expected from the healthcare system.”--Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD, director, Palliative Care Psychiatry Program, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

“This guide not only offers a wealth of useful information, it also provides insight into how the waning weeks or months of life can be a time full of hope, laughter, healing, and even growth.”--Rick Warren, APRN, BC, Providence Connections

 

“This is the most comprehensive guide that I have seen in my over thirty years of providing and overseeing hospice care. Definitely a gift!”--Barb Farmer RN, CHPCA, program manager, legacy hospice services board member, Oregon Hospice Association

“This is the book I've wanted to write for years, only better. In clear, accessible language, Living at the End of Life answers all the questions my patients ask. I plan to make it part of my practice.”--Nancy S. Boutin, MD, Medical Director Salem Cancer Institute and former hospice medical director

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