Life in a hospice – reflections on caring for the dying

We have had an email from the Palliverse – Ann Richardson has kindly made her book “Life in a hospice” available as an e book. Life in a Hospice: reflections on caring for the dying is based on very honest interviews with a variety of hospice staff in England, talking anonymously about the joys and challenges of their work and its impact on their lives.

See below for her email. Let us know if you have read it! Thanks Ann for letting us know

Sonia

Dear Palliverse

I am writing to let you know, in case it is of interest, that I have just relaunched a book I wrote ten years ago about hospice care, Life in a Hospice: reflections on caring for the dying.  It is based on very honest interviews with a variety of hospice staff in England, talking anonymously about the joys and challenges of their work and its impact on their lives.

Life in a Hospice was a considerable professional success. It had a Foreword by the late Tony Benn, MP, a lot of excellent reviews and was Highly Commended by the British Medical Association. But it was much too expensive, even as an e-book. Expressly in order to make it more accessible, I have taken the rights back and republished it as an e-book for just under A$5. See http://amzn.to/2ucKbxz.  It can be read free of charge on Kindle Unlimited for those subscribed to that service.

This book is aimed at people who work in hospices (or who are thinking of making this their career), people who might be interested in hospice care for a family member in the future and for anyone who wants to see humanity at its best. I don’t expect to make my fame or fortune from it, but I like to think that people who want to read it would be able to afford it.  Although based on people providing end-of-life care in England, I would think that their experience would be little different from that of their counterparts elsewhere in the world.

Here is a link to my website www.lifeinahospice.com, where you can read a lot of reviews, but to make it easy, here are a couple that I find pleasing:

 
“The simple reflections on complex areas of care resonate long after you have finished reading the book.”,  Cancer Nursing Forum Newsletter, Royal College of Nursing
 
“An easy-to-read book, which will surprise many readers with its lightness of touch, humanity and refreshing tone. I would recommend it to anyone who has worries about their own or a relative’s care at the end of life.”,  Dr Nansi-Wynne Evans, GP, for the BMA Medical Book Competition
 

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might be interested.  I would be delighted for people to get in touch with me about this.

best wishes,

Ann Richardson

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