Aired Sunday, 15 January 2017, 2:00 PM ET
People are now choosing hospice as a end of life experience.. to transition at home. Peaces Passages is a complication of hospice experiences by a hospice nurse.
Janet Wehr, RN, QTTP is a registered nurse of 22 years who has devoted the last 17 of those years to caring for hospice patients and their families. Presently, Janet works for Harbor Light Hospice, a nationwide organization which provides care to those who are terminally ill and those who are dying. Janet has also been actively involved in the healing modality of Therapeutic Touch for over 20 years and is a Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner. She teaches regularly at the Theosophical Society in America. Janet is a member of the Therapeutic Touch International Association, the American Holistic Nurse’s Association and the Theosophical Society in America. She also sits on the board of directors for Saret Charitable Fund, a local agency which serves the homeless and needy of DuPage County, Ill.
Janet is the author of Peaceful Passages: A Hospice Nurse’s Stories of Dying Well (Quest Books, 2015), which is her first book. Peaceful Passages is a joyful collection of stories about Janet’s experiences in witnessing the death of her patients during her years as a hospice nurse. Her first-hand account gives illuminating and comforting insight into the spiritual aspect of what occurs in the transition between life and death, highlighting the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection as it manifests in the dying process. It also gives a candid impression of hospices and hospice nurses and the services they can provide. All of Janet’s 46 personal stories are true, fascinating, heart-felt, and thought-provoking. Through her authentic examples, readers gain understanding, hope, and a sense of peace about what is, after all, an inevitable experience for us all. And with that sense of peace, comes joy.
Janet was born and raised in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived most of her life in the suburbs of Chicago. She is married and has three grown children, two stepchildren and eight grandchildren! Janet’s passions include nature, gardening, family time, reading and enjoying the solitude of the cabin in the Wisconsin wilderness that she and her husband built together.
Peaceful Passages: A Hospice Nurse’s Stories of Dying Well at Quest Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and multiple other booksellers.