Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley

Final Gifts

By Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley

  • Publication Date: 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 73 Ratings)

Book Summary

In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill.

Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share.

Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end.

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Book Opinions

  • Awesome

    By Slackassa
    I learned so much. I believe this book has made me more human. I now value each day as a gift, and live in the "Now". Many people think death is something that happens to other people. I think that death scares them. Be prepared, and you will not fear death. It's a journey.
  • Final Gifts

    By Carly4441
    Amazing. This book has made me really think about death and dying. It has opened my mind to the realization of something beyond death. Currently my mother is in home hospice care; this book has helped me have more open conversations on death with her. I feel I understand my mothers needs more so now. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences.
  • A must read

    By A must-have ap
    I highly recommend Final Gifts. It should indeed be read my healthcare providers, especially those caring for the dying. But it is also for anyone who is or will ever be caring for a dying loved one. It provides insight into what happens as we are dying and has provided me with comfort as i think about loved ones who have passed away.
  • Susie

    By nGodweTrst
    Great book.