Learn about a beautiful, artistic journal that explores the caregiver’s journey through dying and grief.
My guest this week is Jennifer O’Brien, author of the creative, gorgeous journal: The Hospice Doctor’s Widow. She discusses her journey as she cared for her husband who was a hospice and palliative care physician diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. We talk about grief and loss and caregiving in this intimate conversation. Learn more at her website:
This episode includes:
- Why this book is ideal for caregivers and people dealing with grief
- How Jennifer created the art for the book
- How Jennifer incorporated her husband’s wisdom into the book
- What is “Precious Time” and how did that inform the way she and Bob spent his last days of life together
- Navigating anticipatory grief for caregivers
- Why the patient and the caregiver are going through two different processes
- Why the survivors’ journey can be more difficult than the patient’s journey
- What is the Triad of Certainty
- Advice for caregivers
- The At Peace Toolkit – A Guide to Being at Peace with End of Life
‘Precious Time’ is when you say what you need to say and don’t say what you will later regret.”from The Hospice Doctor’s Widow by Jennifer O’Brien
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