Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book Review: Peaceful Passage by Kim West

Title: Peaceful Passage
Author: Kim West, PhD 
Pub. Date: 09/10/2010
Publisher: New Heart Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN#: 0984052666


    Synopsis:
    Peaceful Passage is truly the essential, all-in-one guide to handling every aspect of caring for a dying loved one and yourself on their final journey. Included are guidelines for partnering with hospice, the how-to of daily care, confronting fears and emotional issues, navigating marriage, family, children and career, working through inner conflicts with faith and handling the myriad details and arrangements of an at-home death. With this book as the guide the reader can find peace in this most heart-wrenching and heartwarming of journeys.


    My Review:
     Do you or do you know someone who is a care giver? After receiving this book and at first glance I was not sure if I could read and give it an objective review. I have never had the responsibility of taking care of a loved one who was passing. So going through this workbook was different for me. 

    Kim West is a Clinical Pastoral Counselor, she is in the practice of helping others make the right choices that they need to make. She is a wonderful author. Kim West has put into my hands a book in which I feel will help me in my work as a minister. 

    This book takes you step by step and helps you to understand a lot of different aspects to which I may never have thought of in this way. I will not go into the book but I am going to give you some of what it says on the back of the book due to give you some of idea as to what and who this book could be for. 


    From the Back Cover
    YOUR LOVED ONE IS DYING...YOU'RE OVERWHELMED...
    THE COUNTLESS DAY-TO-DAY LOGISTICAL DETAILS...
    THE EMOTIONAL UPS AND DOWNS...ALL THE HOSPICE ARRANGEMENTS...
    AND ON TOP OF IT ALL, WHO'S TAKING CARE OF YOU?

    Taking care of a loved one on their final journey can be one of the richest, most life-affirming experiences you'll ever have. And perhaps the hardest one you'll ever go through. There's far more involved than just hospice details and your loved one's constant physical and emotional needs. There are your needs as well - as your "regular" life obligations collide head-on with this potentially all-encompassing commitment.

    Enter Peaceful Passage, a true labor of love from professional counselor Kim West. West was at her mother's side during her last months of life, and chronicled the whole process in order to provide a comprehensive and proven blueprint for others to follow.

    In the pages within, you'll find practical guidelines for:
    - Determining first steps once you've heard the news
    - Charting a course with hospice as your partner
    - Dealing with your loved one's emotional roller-coaster
    - Navigating demands of marriage, family, children and career
    - Handling the daily, ongoing physical challenges and demands
    - Confronting common fears and unresolved emotional issues
    - Working through inner conflicts around faith and God
    - Managing the myriad post-passage details and arrangements
    - Finding closure, returning to routine and reflecting on the journey

    Peaceful Passage is your essential, all-in-one guide to handling every aspect of this often heart-wrenching and heartwarming journey.

    So due to the above I am giving this book a Breath of Life Rating of:

    Five Clock Rating!!

    Make sure you check out this great book, the link is below, just click it!!


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