Caring for Dying Loved Ones: A Helpful Guide for Families and Friends is a useful guidebook for persons already caring for dying relatives or friends, as well as those who wish to prepare for care giving responsibilities in the future.
The first chapter, "Taking Your Own Temperature as a Caregiver," sets the tone for this practical and inspirational guide book.
The book includes helpful check lists, forms, and resource lists interspersed with compelling personal stories gathered while caring for dying relatives and friends at home and in nursing home settings.
The final chapter on activism calls for a national dialogue about end-of-life care and proposes new options for providing and financing at-home care that are worthy of consideration.
Click here to hear Joanna interviewed by Joe Donahue on the Round Table on NPR affiliate station WAMC in Albany, New York.
Listen to Joanna Lillian Brown speak at Food for Thought Books, including a question and answer session and an introduction from radio host Carlos McBride. Recorded by Ed Russell of activeingedients.org.
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4) The book and the Kindle version are also available at at www.amazon.com.
National distribution to independent bookstores is expected to follow in the coming months.