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The Hospice Doctor's Widow: A Journal (Hardcover)

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"This book is remarkable and should be a required read for all those facing the mortality of a loved one." - James Wolfe, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

  • WINNER, 2020 SILVER NAUTILUS AWARD in the "Death & Dying/Grief & Loss" category
  • WINNER, 2020 INDIE BOOK AWARDS in the "Relationships" category
  • WINNER, 2020 BRONZE IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards) in the "Gift/Special/Journal" category
  • WINNER, 2020 INTERNATIONAL IMPACT BOOK AWARDS in the "Interior Design" category

Everyone facing death-their own or a loved one's-benefits from this love story and practical guide in one.

As a hospice doctor, Bob cared daily for dying patients. At home, his wife, Jen, listened to the stories of patients and families, layering her understanding of death with the early losses of her own brother and mother. Then, the man who had spent a 40-year career caregiving was diagnosed with advanced, metastatic cancer.

An insightful blend of art and compassion, patience and endearing honesty, this book comprises Jen's digital art journal, which chronicles this time in their marriage. What began as a visceral, self-care compulsion within days of diagnosis became notes, collages, and images revealing the raw, luminescent reflections of a caregiver-turned-widow.

Beyond the practical guidance and solace offered by an insider, Jen's journal reminds us how to live presently during our darkest hours, honor grief, and discover-even after devastating loss-ways to forge forward.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781944528096
ISBN-10: 1944528091
Publisher: Et Alia Press
Publication Date: February 11th, 2020
Pages: 86
Language: English