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Author Name: Sandra Wendelsandra wendel Farewell Vital End of Life Questions

Book Title: Farewell: Vital End-of-Life Questions and Candid Answers from a Leading Palliative and Hospice Physician


Being present at the bedside—and even at the moment of death—can become an experience embedded in the minds and souls of family members for generations. It is a deeply emotional time, one of relief and sadness. Anyone who has taken that final journey with a loved one will never, ever forget those moments. NFAA Member Sandra Wendel has collaborated with Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Edward Creagan as this esteemed Mayo Clinic expert examines death, not only from a medical standpoint, but from an acutely emotional perspective as events beyond our control unfold. For more than forty years, palliative and hospice expert, “Dr. Ed” has been at the bedside with patients, addressing the end-of-life questions patients and their families ask. This book is about navigating those last days, at the bedside, and saying farewell with hope, love, and compassion. He explains death not only from a medical standpoint but from an acutely emotional perspective (

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Sandra Wendel is a nonfiction book editor, instructor of writing, and avid kayaker. She has collaborated with Dr. Edward Creagan, a cancer and palliative and hospice specialist at Mayo Clinic, on their triple award-winning book How Not to Be My Patient, and now they have written a new “chapter” with their end-of-life book Farewell: Vital End-of-Life Questions and Candid Answers.

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