Joy is a word rarely associated with death. Yet joy is ultimately the effect in this collection of stories about Janet Wehr’s experiences in witnessing the death of her patients during her fifteen years as a hospice nurse. Her first-hand account gives illuminating and comforting insight into the spiritual aspect of what occurs in the transition between life and death, highlighting the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection as it manifests in the dying process. It also gives a candid impression of hospices and hospice nurses and the services they can provide.
All of Janet’s forty-six personal stories are true, fascinating, heart-felt, and thought-provoking. Through her authentic examples, readers gain understanding, hope, and a sense of peace about what is, after all, an inevitable experience for us all. And with that sense of peace, comes joy.
The Scientific and Medical Network has reviewed three of our titles in the Winter 2016 issue of their journal Network Review!
Peaceful Passages: A Hospice Nurse's Stories of Dying Well by Janet Wehr, RN, has recently been reviewed in Spirituality & Practice magazine.
Popular spirituality website DailyOM has recently featured Peaceful Passages: A Hospice Nurse's Stories of Dying Well by Janet Wehr, RN as a From the Library pick.
Peaceful Passages: A Hospice Nurse's Stories of Dying Well by Janet Wehr, RN, has been reviewed by Anna Jedrziewski for the October 2015 issue of Retailing Insight magazine.
“Janet’s dedication to patients and their families is breathtaking. This book is a reflection of the spirit that drives her on a daily basis. Janet has helped me to believe in Angels. This is a book you will read more than once.”
-- Greg Thome, President/CEO of Hospice of America, Inc.
“This book manages to say what all of working in hospice long to express. It covers all aspects of death and the dying process and would be an invaluable resource for anyone—everyone—who will take this journey with a loved one. I highly recommend this book as a guide, a teaching tool, and as a comfort to any person dealing with death or the dying experience.”
-- Samir Patel, RN, BSN