None of us likes to think about what our last days will be like. But if we do think about them at all, we want them to be full of peace and tranquillity, with the chance to say proper goodbyes to those we love. Life in a Hospice takes you behind the scenes in end-of-life care, where you will see the enormous efforts of nurses, doctors, chaplains and others – even a thoughtful cook – to provide the calm that we all hope for.
Perhaps you are looking for end-of-life care for someone you love. Perhaps you are wondering if this is the job for you. Or you just feel like being inspired by humanity at its best. This book will be for you.
FOREWORD by Tony Benn
Glenmore Press 2017
Available in paperback and e-book
First published by Radcliffe Publishing, 2007
HIGHLY COMMENDED, British Medical Association, 2008
“The simple reflections on complex areas of care resonate long after you have finished reading the book.”
Cancer Nursing Forum, Royal College of Nursing
“An easy-to-read book, which will surprise many readers with its lightness of touch, humanity and refreshing tone. I would recommend it to anyone who has worries about their own or a relative’s care at the end of life.”
Dr Nansi-Wynne Evans, GP, BMA Medical Book Competition
“I will certainly include this as a resource for students when I teach the palliative care course at our university…Thanks for this important work.”
Kelli Stajduhar, Professor of Nursing, University of Victoria