"beautifully written chronicle of hope"
Heidi Telpner is an over-achiever. She has been a single
mother, charge nurse and all that time of nursing, she
broke her activities down into duties. We do this, then
this, then.....She took on the sickest patients, the "rush"
of codes and complicated procedures ruled her life. She
remembers everything she has done but has no idea of
the "Whom" it was done to or for.
When she became a Hospice nurse, her "..role is to midwife
every patient into the next world with as much grace and
dignity as possible." This is the basic premise of Hospice
care and one that too many people I have known have been
involved with. This beautifully written book chronicles
some of Heidi's Hospice patients. Their lives, their
deaths and their thoughts.
Although not lengthy, I feel this is a "must-read" book.
You will learn of Hospice but more importantly you will
learn of people. Their quirks, their coldness in the face
of death but, most of all you will learn of Hope. Which,
after all, is the most important thing we can have.
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted September 4, 2008