About the Book
On July 1st, Greenleaf Book Group will release the highly anticipated book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices For Those Who Can’t. The Caregiver’s Path guides families and healthcare professionals through the process of making decisions for those who are losing or have lost capacity. Viki Kind has developed an adaptable system for making choices that comes as much from her heart as from her extensive experience as a bioethicist. Readers will learn the framework and tools to create a good, ethical decision. These tools will help give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. The book provides specific strategies and questions to use along the decision making pathway. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but can be adapted depending on the individual’s level of incapacity and the situation. Throughout the book are personal and real-life stories to help illustrate these tools. At the end of the book, Viki gives expanded end-of-life guidance for making the most difficult decisions. Respect and compassion are the core values of this decision making process.
“The Caregiver’s Path is a book that speaks to the head and to the heart. It will give readers the tools they need to give the care we all want and deserve. Highly recommended.”
–Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., Director of Academic Affairs, AARP
“A practical, easy-to-apply method for making tough caregiving decisions with ethics, heart and peace of mind.”
–Jacqueline Marcell, author of Elder Rage and host of Coping with Caregiving radio show
“Viki Kind offers useful guidance for families and friends of people who are seriously ill. Drawing on her rich experience, she provides instructive questions, helpful suggestions and sometimes simple relief for people facing some of life’s toughest situations.”
–Stephen Kiernan, author of Last Rites – Rescuing the End of Life From the Medical System
“Are you among the growing millions of people who are caregivers now or will be in the future? Do you want to support others in their caregiving roles? Will you need caregiving for yourself? Should you be addressing your end-of-life plans now while you are still able? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need this book.”
–Frances Shani Parker, author of “Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes”
May 1st at KindEthics.com
July 1st at Amazon.com, Borders.com and your local bookstore.
For pre-orders, autographed copies, fund raising prices or bulk purchases:
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