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by Mary Jo Bennett

When Autumn Comes

creating compassionate care for the dying

Ultimately we will all lose someone we love...

When Autumn Comes will help you appreciate and respond to the important needs and delicate issues of our final passage through life. With wisdom and sensitivity, it gives practical keys for creating a holistic, comforting environment for those nearing the end of life so they can face death with peace and dignity.

The author shares her intimate relationship with death in the loss of her lover and close friends and in her many years of experience at the bedside of the dying as a hospice volunteer. Her moving journey through grief, tears and companionship shows how we can find greater compassion and understanding in caring both for the dying and for ourselves in our time of loss.

Read excerpts from the book:
Introduction
Chapter 1
This compelling and candid look at life's final passage explores a broad range of critical issues: