Recommended Reading for Hospice Nurses - page 7

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 sticky?... Read More

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    I am so glad to see this forum and thread on here! I am an LPN and recently attended the ELNEC conference on end of life in Boston. Hospice is my passion. I am currently in school to complete my RN, but even then Hospice will remain my passion! thanks for the great resources!

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    Thank you everyone. I have made a list of the many resources here and am excited to get started reading. I went into nursing with Hospice as a main interest and now after 2.5 years of acute care experience I have just been offered a job with an amazing Hospice agency. I am grateful for all the input.
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    New to hopsice,not nursing but grateful for this list! I have reserved my first book Final Gifts from the library.Cant wait to read it
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    Unable to borrow Final Gifts (it is in presently unavailable at the library), I'm currently reading co-author's Maggie Callanan's Final Journey, and must say it is as quick a read as any. Though aimed primarily at family-caretakers, the entire book is chock full of anecdotal accounts from Maggie's time as a hospice nurse and so one gets a nice overview of the different circumstances that one may deal with on the job. (Regrettably, I can't speak as to how this book compares with her highly recommended first one.)
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    Quote from mcnursiegirl
    I am so glad to see this forum and thread on here! I am an LPN and recently attended the ELNEC conference on end of life in Boston. Hospice is my passion. I am currently in school to complete my RN, but even then Hospice will remain my passion! thanks for the great resources!
    How was the conference? You are referring to the train the trainer classes, right? I'm going in Oct to the one in Orlando and cannot wait!! Was it worth the travel & class costs? I'm paying out of pocket, unfortunately. Please tell me a little about your experience. ..
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    I am not a hospice nurse, but have been feeling quite drawn to it for a few years and actually have an interview with an agency next week! But I digress.....

    Just read a really insightful book called "Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of life" by Ira Byock, MD. He was former president of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative care. Formerly an ER / Primary care doc, he eventually made hospice his work.

    This book is heartfelt, practical, easy to read and gives great insight into different families and how they processed the dying process together

    You can also find a great interview with him on a podcast called "On Being" with Krista Tippett. Google it.
    Hope this helps... Peace and all good things!!! And keep us posted.
    Last edit by sonicleese on Jun 28 : Reason: Spelling errors


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