Item description for May I Walk You Home?: Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill by Joyce Hutchison & Joyce Rupp...
Overview Walking a companion home is an old-fashioned custom, often lost in our modern era. But there was a time when walking someone home was a way of offering protection and guidance. Joyce Hutchison and Joyce Rupp capture the spirit of that personal companionship for those who accompany the dying on their final journey. Whether family members, friends, chaplains, or health care workers, caregivers will find here much inspiration and support for their ministry.
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 1999
Publisher Ave Maria Press
ISBN 0877936706 ISBN13 9780877936701
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More About Joyce Hutchison & Joyce Rupp
Joyce Hutchison (1940-2016) was Iowa's first hospice nurse and an expert on care of the dying. Hutchison served as palliative care coordinator and hospice educator for Iowa Health Hospice and Home Care in Des Moines. A registered nurse, her clinical experience included work as an oncology nurse, home care nurse, and residence team director of a hospice facility. A member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Oncology Nursing Society, she also frequently presented workshops on care of the dying and hospice. She served as a Stephen minister.
She is the coauthor, with Joyce Rupp, of two bestselling books, May I Walk You Home? and Now That You've Gone Home. She was the mother of three and grandmother of nine.
Joyce Rupp is a bestselling and award-winning Catholic author, international retreat leader, and conference speaker.
Reviews - What do customers think about May I Walk You Home?: Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill?
As comforting as a cup of tea on a rainy day May 29, 2008
This book was an easy and comforting read. I can highly recommend it if you are caring for someone who is terminally ill. It gives a very gracious and encouraging picture of the final months and days. The analogy of "May I walk you home" will stay with you long after you put the book down. It's also a great read for those who support the caregivers who support the ill.
May I Walk You Home Mar 10, 2008
A wonderfully comforting and uplifting book for caregivers and those they care for.
A good "companion" for those companioning terminal loved ones. Oct 25, 2007
I chose this book for two reasons: Joyce Rupp is my favorite author of spiritual materials, and I was in the process of walking my daughter home during her final year of life.
The stories and prayers helped me feel that I was not alone in this journey. That others had experienced it before and lived through it to tell the tale gave me strength to do the same. I know that my daughter had a better quality of life through this process of dying from cancer and being in home hospice care because I was better prepared to companion her.
I highly recommend this book to clergy, family members, and other caregivers. It is full of 'hope' as well as practical suggestions gleaned from others' experiences of companioning the dying.
A gentle passage to the other side of eternal life Feb 12, 2007
Author relates how she comforted terminally ill people with compassion and love. Prayers for each situation are excellent.
More than Comfort Sep 5, 2006
The prayers and Meditations were so helpful that I purchased extra for those I knew were experiencing this journey. The price enabled me to afford this gift.