A Social Worker's Life in the World of Hospice
Katherine Cullen, M.S.W.
Watching a Love One
Die is not Easy...It is
Very, Very Challenging
Most People have Worries or Fears about
Witnessing the End of Life? Do you?
* Honest Endings will help you Gain
Freedom from your Anxieties about the
Natural Dying Process
* Know what you can Say or Do to Comfort
the Dying Person
* Be Better Prepared for Attending a Death
HONEST ENDINGS can help answer your questions and help prepare you for being present when your loved one dies. By experiencing moving stories of others going through this process, you will grow in your own confidence as a natural caregiver. You will realize that you can do this too...that it's not just professionals who can attend a death. In fact, no one is better able than you to provide the needed comfort care.
YOU WILL NEVER REGRET BEING THERE!
by Katherine Cullen
Honest Endings, is a memoir about my work as a Hospice Social Worker. This job was very challenging for me, as I had no background in the field. As a Social Worker for many years, I thought I would easily be able to use my counseling skills to help patients and families facing the end of life. But, instead, I found that I needed new skills, new ways of handling the extreme situations the dying face.
I share my journey openly in the book, and my hope is that you will be able to relate in some way: either because you, too, have had a challenging job, or because you are going through or have been through the loss of a loved one. Full of touching stories of patients and families experiencing the end of life, Honest Endings can help you relate to others feelings of loss, fear, and grief.