“A Life Well Lived, A Death Well Met” written by William Holsinger received a wonderful book review from the International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHCP).
IAHCP is an international hospice organization based in Australia. They review books related to palliative care. Palliative care is an interdisciplinary approach to specialized nursing care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses.
“A Life Well Lived, A Death Well Met“ is a collection of insightful and compassionate poems, musings and insights about aging, death and dying. A book of recollections, thoughts, and experiences of one person who has seen, experienced and sat with death from many perspectives.
Here is an excerpt of the IAHCP Book Review. Read complete review here.
“there is a warm sincerity to what he writes. The pieces I liked most were from his hospice work: describing being with a stranger, reflecting on the person who is the stranger, just being there, accompanying. ‘The man or woman destined to die tomorrow often finds more peace and joy in today than those of us who have a less definite expiration date.’
If you work in palliative care and like poetry, you will enjoy this book. And even if you’re not into poetry, this is a worthy collection of little stories and thoughts upon which to reflect.”
Dr. Roger Woodruff, IAHPC Reviews Editor