A respected sociologist, who is also a nun, provides a detailed, full-scale account of the hospice experience, an innovative and humane way of caring for the terminally ill.
"An extraordinarily useful book that captures both the spirit and substance of hospice. It should be required reading for those who wish to understand where hospice in America has been, why it is where it is today, and what the future of the hospice movement is." - Donald J. Gaetz, Former President, National Hospice Organization
"Through a series of moving interviews with patients, families, and caregivers, Sister Munley conveys the essence and tenor of hospice care." - Patrick Jordan, Commonweal
"Anne Munley provides us with a somewhat privileged look into the social system of an inpatient home care American hospice...Her book is clearly written, and approaches issues of living with dying in a moving, high sensitive manner ...I recommend it highly - its impact is tremendous." - Bert Hayslip, Jr., Social Science Quarterly
"With U.S. hospices now numbering more than 1,000, Munley's you-are-there presentation is bound to inform, provoke, and interest readers." - Steve Sabom, The Chritian Century.
Anne Munley, I.H.M., a Sister in, and Director of Apostolic Planning for the congregation of the IMmaculate Heart of Mary in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is actively involved in the hospice movement.