Baby boomers/seniors there is a wonderful book available on end of life issues. This is a great book for anyone who has a loved one dying or on hospice, or even if you just lost a loved one. The book is called “On My Journey Home” a caregiver’s handbook/journal from a patient’s point of view as they travel on their final journey home. This will guide you step by step as the patient travels through their journey from beginning to the end stages of an end of life event. The book will cover how a caregiver must learn to care for themselves as they care for their loved one. This book is also a great read for anyone who works in hospice. The book was written by John Robinson R.N. a hospice nurse and has touched on everything from a nursing view to a patient’s view, and includes a spiritual view.
The book is in first person in order to express the patient’s views and concerns. It covers issues that many caregivers do not understand like: A patient who is the dying process may stare at a spot on the ceiling and raise a hand as if reaching for something. John covers that in such a way that a caregiver can understand what their loved one is trying to do, even when the loved one cannot explain to their family what or why. This book covers that and teaches the caregiver what and why. This book can make a huge difference for a family whether the patient is dying or not. My Journey Home can help caregivers recognize the cues the patient is giving when a patient is close to dying. In addition, help caregivers recognize the clues the patient is giving when the patient no longer wants food or water, and are just tired and want to take the journey home.
You can purchase this book for yourself or even for other family members who do not understand or in denial of what is occurring to your loved one. The website is http://www.unityajourneyhome.com and can be purchased through PayPal. Have a good read and understand and learn to take care of you and your loved one on their journey home.