You, as a family, are going through a variety of feeling facing the death of a loved one   You may feel afraid, afraid of your emotions, afraid that you won't be able to handle being with the dying person when the time comes, even afraid to talk about the experience with the patient or other family members.  My hope is that by reading Honest Endings, you will begin to believe in your own strengths to face what is a very special time in your life, and in the life of your loved one.  

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Part of the reason I wrote Honest Endings was to produce something that would be helpful to other helping professionals and students. The book is full of touching client stories and highlights my personal and professional growth. This book might be helpful to you in
several ways:  

  1. It is a useful discussion starter in the classroom and at meetings

2. It can be a valuable tool for students and clinicians: learn ways to be  more confident and effective with clients

3. It is an honest example of the ups and downs of agency work  

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