© 2019 Beth Cavenaugh LLC  /  Portland, Oregon

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Some Light at the End: 

An End-of-Life Guidebook for Patients and Their Caregivers.


In 1998, I took care of my mom when she died from lung cancer. I wasn't a hospice nurse yet, and I had a lot of questions. And more often than not, I didn't even know what questions to ask.


After 23 years of nursing, and more than a decade's worth of hospice care, I now have some answers. I have walked alongside many, many patients providing them with medical care and practical information while supporting them emotionally at the end of their life. Based on my experience, this book is written to provide guidance, practical information, and support to a patient living with a terminal illness and their caregiver.

I reveal with tenderness and transparency what hospice can be in its best form so you can advocate for what you need and what you want. I offer symptom management guidance and caregiving suggestions to help you when you are constipated, short of breath or in pain. I gently walk you through what it is like to decline and eventually die, hoping to dissolve some of the mystery and shed some light at the end. When you know what to expect, you can make informed decisions about everything - your caregivers, your relationships, your medications, the quality of your life, and the quality of your death.

To purchase: You can find it on Amazon or contact me and I can send you a copy. :)