Recommended Reading for Hospice Nurses - page 3
I am completely new to hospice nursing. Would some of you extend yourselves to forming a recommended reading list? I would be very appreciative:wavey: . -Deanna Oh, and can we make it a... Read More
Sep 29, '07Thanks so much! I am a new RN (Med-Surg) who would like to go into oncology or hospice nursing next. I will look into this book.
Nov 18, '07"Death Without Denial, Grief Without Apology" by Barbara Roberts, former Oregon Governer - she lost her husband to prostate CA while in office. Read it several times and give it to the families.
Nov 28, '07Recently finished "Final Gifts". As said before, this is a great read. The book uses the term" Nearing Death Awareness" for the mental process often experienced as a person declines toward death. I also just finished the first of three books by Michael Holmes, "Crossing the Creek". I certainly appreciated the thoughtfulness and insight that is shared based on his experiences with the dying. The tone of the book is soft and appealing. These books help give me a vocabulary to discuss this unique process with staff new to hospice. There is value to be able to reflect on the dignity and importance of recognizing the complexity and opportunities often missed in the dying process.
Nov 29, '07Hello, Be Excellent, nice to hear from you once again, missed having your input here for some time.Last edit by sirI on Mar 5, '08 : Reason: referred to edited post
Nov 30, '07This evening my wife & I watched the movie “Two Weeks.” Sally Fields stars as the hospice patient… very well done… a couple of little glitches but very well done all in all. I recommend it.
MichaelLast edit by sirI on Mar 5, '08
Dec 1, '07Quote from req_read
This evening my wife & I watched the movie “Two Weeks.” Sally Fields stars as the hospice patient… very well done… a couple of little glitches but very well done all in all. I recommend it.
I agree Michael I, myself, had only watched this movie recently.
I cried like a baby but was well worth seeing it.
Thanks for the suggestions I do appreciate your input and thought provoking posts.Last edit by sirI on Mar 5, '08 : Reason: quoted edited post
Dec 1, '07I also saw the movie "Two Weeks", thought it to be an excellent
portrayal of family/caregiving dynamics, which is so much a part of what we do.
I was a little disappointed with the ending, I thought they could have done a better job of culminating the story to provide a more powerful
Dec 1, '07Have been through the posts again and have written down some great reading ideas.
Thank you to those that have posted suggested reading material.
We can surely all learn from each other in this wonderful area of Hospice.
Dec 7, '07Allow Mystery…
I may have had a fly or some wax in my ear, but I think the hospice nurse in Two Weeks actually said “millimeters” instead of “milligrams” when talking about adjusting the pain meds. I laughed but did not back it up to check if I mis-heard.
The death scene was grade B Hollywood… not realistic.
Like you, the ending took me by surprise. The movie was gong along nicely and then all of a sudden it just quit.
I did get a huge kick out of when the dying mother took the movie camera away from her son (who kept making movies and asking her questions… like he was a journalist instead of a son.) Then she turned the camera on him and asked him what it was like to have his mother dying and how did that make him feel. I could really identify with her on that one.
The scene with the 3 kids (after the funeral) playing poker for the leftover narcotics was funny.
And yes, it was a tear-jerker.
I enjoyed it.
Jan 20, '08I didn't read all of the responses but my favorite is called "The Final Act of Living" it is truly an awesome book!!!!
Mar 4, '08I recommend that you consider certification from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) Core Curriculum for the Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse. This is a study guide for those nurses who are interested in receiving certification. Also, this second edition give information on such things as End of Life Care for the Child and Family, Indicators of Imminent Dying, Economic and Policy Issues in Hospice and Palliative Care. Also look on the internet for Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association to get information on how to join the association as a professional nurse. When you join, you will receive the magazine which gives you information that you need to practice and give good hospice care.:wink2:
Mar 5, '08Michael and all,
Really appreciate the information on this thread....now more than ever.
SharonaLast edit by sirI on Mar 5, '08 : Reason: referred to edited post
Mar 8, '08Quote from Sabby_NCI agree Michael I, myself, had only watched this movie recently.
I cried like a baby but was well worth seeing it.
Thanks for the suggestions I do appreciate your input and thought provoking posts.
I loved this movie as well. Covers almost everything I thought. Yes, I too cried like a wee one. So did my Mom. I also loved the movie Away From Her. So great as well.