• One Foot in Heaven, Journey of a Hospice Nurse

  • By: Heidi Telpner
  • Narrated by: Lori J. Moran
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-08-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Heidi Barr
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

People die everyday. While most people in America die in a hospital, many families choose hospice for end of life care. Death, as experienced by hospice nurses, can be beautiful, peaceful, humorous, touching, tragic, disturbing, and even otherworldly. Hospice nurses act as midwives to dying people every day. Death transforms not just the patient and family, but the hospice nurse as well. The stories in this book are presented with the hope that their transformation extends to you, too. Heidi Telpner, R.N.
©2007 Heidi Barr (P)2014 Heidi Barr
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5 out of 5 stars
By Julia on 01-09-15

Complete tour of emotions dealing with the subject that we all try to avoid

A brilliant first book from this new author. I really hope that it will not be her last. I listened to it in one sitting as I could not put it down.

Heidi Telpner packs us in her bag and takes us on a journey visiting her terminally ill patients and their families. We get to meet each one. Some are regular Joe's whereas others are very eccentric to the point of 'crazy weird'!

Most medical memoirs tends to portray their writers as some kind or self sacrificing martyrs with a 'Florence Nightingale' complex. Not Nurse Telpner! In fact after three decades she is brutally honest about herself, the Hospice system and how it has changed plus how she can admit that she did not like some patients or their families on occasion.
How refreshing it is that someone can admit that you don't have to like someone just because they are dying!

I loved this book and I really hope that this brilliant author is well on the way to publishing her second volume.

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4 out of 5 stars
By med c on 03-29-15

One foot in heaven

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I really enjoyed this audiobook. It tells the real story of how much love,compassion,heartache and energy it takes to care for someone that you know that's dyng. When they have a good day,it makes your own a little bit brighter,when they have that day that could be their last,you sure feel that too. I am more thankful to the Hospice giver after listening to this audiobook.

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