|Digital List Price:||$0.99|
|Print List Price:||$6.93|
Save $6.93 (100%)
One Foot In Heaven, Journey of a Hospice Nurse Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
There are good deaths, there are bad deaths, and there are needlessly awful deaths. I will never forget the description of the daughter who so desperately wanted to "help" her dying father that she tube fed liquids until they were literally coming out of the dead man's nose.
Unless we are the first among our friends and family to die, chances are we will have to watch someone we love die. Hospice is a good option for many people; it is not the right option for everyone. The author takes pains to tell a story where hospice was NOT the right choice, actually added to the dying woman's suffering, but the family was insistent upon it.
While we can't control dying, and there are many things about it we cannot change, there ARE things we can choose: for ourselves, and for our loved ones, that make the transition from this life to what comes next, a bit easier. I highly recommend this book for those who are faced with their own imminent demise, or that of a loved one.
I recommend it even more for those who are not currently facing these kinds of situations, so that you can ponder the "what-if's" when you're NOT emotionally charged.
death is very personal and to alot of people scared as heck. Once you read this book it might not seem so scary
Couldn't put the book down.
One of my dreams was to work for hospice after my mom,grandfather and mother in law had a need for their service. and when it comes my time if I am allowed to choose my own death I intend to call hospice.
The nurses are amazing both women AND the men. This book has reaffirmed my decision that given the choice of dying in a hospital or at home. I will choose home every time if even only for a few hrs. That didn't doesn't mean if you have choice and you choose something it is wrong.
If you take anything away from this book remember it is YOUR death not someone else . Each of us may want something different when it comes to that point in our lives. It isnt the end it is just another chapter or adventure.
It is too bad that the author had to take a leave , , she seems like a awesome nurse, I am sure there are more that have done so also. sad when even a person that helps those that are dying is threatened by the criminal element this country has.
I really would love to see more nurses like her.
Sadly, computers and government regulations interfere with being able to do more hands on in medicine. Even the new doctors are not old school in how they treat patients. They had a more hands on approach, too. Well, Heidi, as a retired health care worker, I applaud you for this book and your work in helping dying patients. Thank you so much for a great book. I too, have been there and done that and understand what you went through. An by the way, I surely know the problems of having a nasty uncaring boss, who is more interested in money than the poor patient!