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"This booklet was written by a lifelong, dear friend of mine, Debbie Sigrist. It is based on her years of experience as a hospice nurse. I found it to be invaluable to me as I was involved in both my mother and father's passings. I keep several copies on hand to share with others as they deal with end of life issues."


Lighting the Path -- Through the Final Days of Life
by Deborah Sigrist, BSN, RN, CHPN

No experience is more universal, yet less understood and discussed, than dying. The hospice movement focuses on comfort care of patients with end-stage illnesses. Physical, emotional, social and spiritual care is required for the dying; as well as information and support for their loved ones. Families can feel alone, uninformed or frightened as they accompany their loved one through their dying time. The booklet, Lighting the Path, gently guides families through the physical, emotional, and spiritual changes that usually occur as death draws near.
Hospice nurse, Deborah Sigrist, shares her years of experience in a tone that is gentle but direct. "As I wrote this, I pictured my arm around the reader's shoulder," she says. Lighting the Path has been highly recommended by families, nurses and physicians as a gentle and informational guide through the dying time. This booklet is an easy-read for family members looking for an understanding of this new path, once the goal is primarily comfort rather than cure.
Lighting the Path costs .00, which includes shipping.

It can be purchased by calling 585-787-8794. That is the hotline number at Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) of Rochester, NY.