'Journey's End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life' Released
In the book, multiple personal, professional and societal perspectives provide valuable insights about death and dying. Brewster and Nierenberg compiled these many and varied quotes, chapters and resources to serve as a tool for death and dying education, professional training and grief and bereavement support.
"Whether now, in the past, or in the future, everyone will experience death from one perspective or another. But very few of us receive the training, coaching, or useful tools to prepare ourselves and our loved ones for that inevitable time," the authors say. "Our book offers readers a great variety of heart-opening stories and many practical tools and resources to assist them to prepare: to die, to support someone else who is dying, and to be at peace with the preparations they've made for the end of life."
"Readers will gain a much greater sense of what it's like to die, to support dying persons, and to work in roles of responsibility for and care of the dying and the bereaved. More comfort with the topic of death is a very worthwhile goal for readers to take away from our book," the authors add.
"Journey's End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life"
By Victoria Brewster and Julie Nierenberg
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 558 pages | ISBN 9781543434323
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 558 pages | ISBN 9781543434330
E-Book | 558 pages | ISBN 9781543434347
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Authors
Inspired equally by her professional backgrounds as a biomedical researcher and longtime educator, Julie Nierenberg values open and lively discussions based on interview and research findings, trends in health and wellness and exciting new modalities of treatment and professional education. She believes it will be through such discussions that "we will create new and more satisfying cultural paradigms within which we may live all the days of our lives with dignity and quality of care."
Victoria Brewster has a master's degree in social work and is taking a course on becoming a Certified End of Life Specialist (CEOLF). She has worked as a case manager with older adults for the past 17 years and as a group facilitator. Her past work experience was as a therapist with children and families, and as a case manager for adults with mental health issues. She just launched a consulting business, NorthernMSW, to focus on end-of-life issues, planning, training and advocacy, along with memoir writing and life legacy writing.
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