Invaluable end-of-life resource from a team of expert counselors wins American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

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Invaluable end-of-life resource from a team of expert counselors wins American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

Transitions in Dying and Bereavement wins AJN AwardBaltimore, MD (January 19, 2018) — Health Professions Press’ professional resource for hospice and palliative care members, Transitions in Dying and Bereavement: A Psychosocial Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care, Second Edition, by Victoria Hospice Society, Marnie Thompson, and Wendy Wainwright, has been awarded third place in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards in the Palliative Care and Hospice category. The AJN Book of the Year program, presented by Wolters Kluwer, recognizes the very best in nursing publications.

Encompassing the journey through diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, palliative care, and bereavement this book provides a strengths-based approach that will help those who work in hospice and palliative care to guide patients and families through difficult end-of-life experiences, and provide interventions for each of the key transitions that most dying patients and their families face. Weaved throughout are personal reflections and experiences from social workers, counselors, and other team members on using this approach, providing examples of ways to support the whole care team.

“We knew we wanted to submit the new edition of this valuable resource for the AJN Book of the Year Awards competition, and we are honored that it has been selected as a winner,” says Melissa Behm, President of Health Professions Press. “Those who work in hospice and palliative care will find these practical approaches essential in their work with death, health, bereavement, and grief.”

The AJN Book of the Year awards is a prestigious competition that garners the attention of the nursing community and supporting healthcare publishers. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges who range from college professors to clinicians to nursing executives.

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About the Authors
Victoria Hospice
has provided high-quality end-of-life care and taught others how to provide that care since the organization was founded in 1980 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Wendy Wainwright and Marney Thompson have many years of experience working with Victoria Hospice and currently serve as Administrator for Nursing and Psychosocial Services and as Bereavement Program Coordinator, respectively.