499 O'Brien Rd. Box 415
Renfrew, Ontario. K7V 4A6
Mom died at home of cancer, and Dad from a brain tumour, while in Long-Term Care. Part memoir, part research, the book includes coping strategies, and information I discovered about the health care system. Living and Dying With Dignity covers what happens after the diagnosis. Many have written success stories, but how do you cope when cancer or a brain tumour returns, especially as a caregiver? What are your rights?
The Book Worm 76 Foster, Perth, Ontario
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"I have just finished reading Living & Dying with Dignity. I wanted to touch base with you & thank you for this book. I think it was time someone wrote an honest, heartfelt experience on this subject. I worked in LTC for many years, until 2 years ago at a LTC facility as a HCA/PSW. My experience & what your experience was with your Dad really hit home. The “burnout” for me started shortly after my Mom passed away in a Palliative setting in a hospital in Strathroy…………………it was not really a good experience .""Life lessons and individual work-life experience as well as the experiences of others in caring for those who are dying ar an enhancement to the skills that staff have acquired through education training. Your book will be a valuable resource for staff and family members who provide care to patients within our hospital for many years to come." SMMH "Enclosed is a cheque for the book 'Living & Dying With Dignity.' I have enjoyed it very much, thank you for your kind words. It was really interesting reading it from the families point of view. Some valuable lessons are included in the book and the difficulties of the health care system. Thank you for caring enough to put it in print. All the best in 2009." Gay Pengilly RN General Manager: Gravenhurst Manor "I think your book will be useful for our various College and University programs dealing with health issues, aging and family. First hand accounts, such as yours, offer researchers the qualitative information that is valuable to a study - not to diminish the personal experience - but it also has research value." Lynne Prunskus BA, MA, MLS Associate Director, Library Services Nipissing University Live-in Care.org has a feature on my book Review, by Carol Burstack, author, health care educator.