As Baby Boomers are emerging in large numbers, preparing for their own passing is as important a developmental task as planning for retirement. Many books about death and dying, either theory-based, or religious-based, suggest that death is a passive experience one must surrender to. This book is a self-help 'how to' plan to orchestrate and engage in a very lively and celebratory experience with everyone and everything important to one's life. It's a blueprint for purposefully approaching the end of life as the ultimate opportunity to bring meaningful closure for everyone involved.
JoEllen Goertz Koerner, RN, PhD, FAAN, has enjoyed a professional nursing career filled with a variety of experiences from healthcare administration and education to regulation in many diverse healthcare settings - hospitals, healthcare systems, ambulatory and home care are just a few. She served as President of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, receiving their Lifetime Achievement Award for Patient Care Education & Research. Dr. Koerner then moved into an entrepreneurial career on the world wide web, creating teaching tools and strategies that empower people to manage their own health using holistic principles. It was this background that prepared her to witness and support her mother's passing