Lifestyle: Love to Know
Hospice is, first and foremost, a philosophy that acknowledges and embraces the fact that dying is the natural conclusion to life. The role of a hospice team is to provide comfort and support to a person who is in the final stages of a terminal illness and help that person prepare for his or her eventual death with as much dignity as possible. Hospice Blue Book:Gone From My Sight was written by award-winning nurse Barbara Karnes and is regarded as the gold standard in literature when it comes to end-of-life education. It comes in paperback and is also available for e-readers. In this book, Karnes discusses what to expect when a loved one is in the process of dying. This book is written at a fifth-grade reading level and is appropriate for both children and adults as a helpful resource.