In my opinion, one of the greatest resource organizations involved in end-of-life care is hospice. One of those groups is Hospice Austin located in my hometown. For many years I have had the privilege of volunteering with Hospice Austin. Sitting with patients and clients and their loved ones is a true blessing for me. In the hectic days, weeks and months of the year, among the most valuable and sacred parts of my day are when I can spend a little bit of time with someone who is facing a serious illness. After such an experience, my day oftentimes becomes completely transformed in a positive, illuminating and grace-filled way.
While working with Hospice Austin, I have been reminded of the many resources that exist, usually at no cost, which many people never know are avaible. Some of the Hospice Austin resources I’ve come across in the past few weeks are:
Hard Choices for Loving People by Hank Dunn
Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience by Barbara Karnes
A Good Death by Rev. Charles Meyer
Perhaps some of these resources would be of interest to you and yours. If you cannot find these books for some reason, let me know. Melody