The Final Act of Living


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The Final Act of Living
Reflections of a Long-time Hospice Nurse


We will all be affected by dying, death, and grief at some time in our lives. Final Act of Living is an end-of-life resource that offers knowledge and clarity to ease fear and misinformation about dying and death.
It reads like a novel, yet has the content of a textbook. It explores the topics of living with a life-threatening illness, understanding the signs of approaching death from disease, the normal grieving process, living wills, and other end-of-life issues.

The Final Act of Living is used as:

  • A resource on end-of-life issues;
  • A training handbook for hospice volunteers;
  • A reference book for anyone working with end-of-life issues (lay ministers, social workers,counselors, nurses, and chaplains);
  • An easy read for anyone interested in dying and grief;
  • A text book in college and university classes.
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Dear Barbara, I received your wonderful book. "The Final Act of Living"; and your four booklets yesterday. Yes, I would love to share my comments on your website. To begin with, you are the authenticity of a Hospice Nurse! Your writings speak from the heart, with a knowledge so easily understood. I am a hospice nurse working the crisis care team, one-on-one, in their final hours. Our hospice gives out your booklet, "Gone From My Sight (The Dying Experience)" to our families, and it is a real help in explaining what their loved one is going through. I encourge them to read it, and then to ask questions. It is also a big help to our nurses. In closing, I just want to say that I appreciate your expertise, Barbara. Everyone can benefit from your writings, as we are all on a journey! May God richly bless you. Sincerely, Marianna C. Church RN, BSN Eustis, FL
Alma Feliciano Pittsburg, CA
I just wanted to write to you regarding your book. I lost my brother a year ago July 27th. I had a hard time dealing with his death but your book helped me a lot. It helped me prepare myself for his departure. At first I couldn’t see the signs, or maybe I didn’t want to see them. But after my family and I talked and I re-read it I saw the signs of how he left. I felt the most important part, we were all able to tell him it’s O.K. if he’s ready to go it was O.K. ‘cause we didn’t like to see him suffer. I just wanted to thank you for wanting to help people out with your words of wisdom you share. It was a blessing from God to give you the ability and knowledge to have written this book for others who need the help to get through the hardest times in life. I thank you with all my heart.