The Art of Death Midwifery : An Introduction and Beginner's Guide
Winner of the 2009 USA Best Books Award and the 2010 International Book Award, The Art of Death Midwifery: An Introduction and Beginner's Guide, by ordained interfaith minister Joellyn St. Pierre, is a compelling and comprehensive manual for family, clergy, hospice volunteers, or medical staff engaged in the field of death and dying. In this poetic and powerful book, the author reminds us that society has thrown a veil of mystery over the process of death, thereby depriving the dying from the dignified and fearless departure they so deserve. Based on the tenet that death is neither the enemy nor a finite state, St. Pierre gives all helpmates the necessary tools to become a death midwife. That is, someone capable of acting as a spiritual guide as the dying transition from this life into what awaits them after death. Unlike many books on death and dying, this guide is leading-edge, based on the author's long experience both in lay and clergy. It is a sensitive and lyrical reminder that the dying deserve to feel empowered as they leave this life.Please join our online community at: https: //www.facebook.com/theartofdeathmidwifer
- Paperback | 274 pages
- 152 x 229 x 16mm | 404g
- 27 Apr 2009
- Booksurge Publishing
About Joellyn St Pierre DDIV
Joellyn St. Pierre, D.Div., is a former Broadway performer. An ordained interfaith minister, St. Pierre earned a Doctorate in Divinity with a focus on Death as a Transition. Since 1991, she has served as a death midwife with AIDS organizations, hospices, hospitals, and families. She resides with her family in Virginia Beach, VA.