The Last Day of Winter

Secrets from the Seasons of Dying

by Pam Umann



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2005

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9780595344260

About the Book

If you are seeking a light to guide you through the seasons of loss and death, then The Last Day of Winter will help you find compassion, reassurance, and genuine answers to the practical questions that arise when you are caring for a loved one who is dying.

Authors Jerry Griffin, an emergency room physician and hospice medical director, and Pam Umann, a medical social worker who specializes in life-threatening illness, both bring years of experience and wisdom to a topic that is often difficult both to face and to discuss openly with those we love. Griffin and Umann focus on helping the patient, the patient's family and friends, and the patient's caregivers by exploring the needs of the terminally ill patient. The Last Day of Winter will educate you about potential barriers you may encounter while either providing or receiving needed care and support. Personal stories of triumph, isolation, fear, and grief are shared-equipping you with the knowledge that you are not alone on your journey.

The Last Day of Winter will help you understand the importance of the relationship between you and the cycle of life-and between you and your loved one as you face the last day of winter together.

About the Author

Jerry Griffin, MD, PharmD, has been a hospice medical director as well as an emergency room physician. He lives in California.

Pam Umann, MSW, is a medical social worker who specializes in life-threatening illnesses. Umann has assisted patients in acute care hospitals, home care services, and hospice agencies. She also lives in California.