FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Barbara Dee, [email protected]
Sarasota, Florida: May 15, 2019—Suncoast Digital Press, Inc. publishing house announces the publication of All is Well: understanding the end of life, caregiving, and hospice care, a book which provides readers with the necessary facts, realizations, and motivation to address any end-of-life issue.
All is Well is based on the premise that while planning for or talking about death is uncomfortable and often considered taboo, everyone faces the loss of a loved one or their own end of life at some point, and being prepared is wise in both pragmatic and emotional ways.
Balitz offers practical advice to caregivers, especially, and to anyone who wishes to understand what being prepared for life’s final chapter looks like.
From her expertise and case studies, readers will learn about hospice care, how it started and evolved, and the profound experiences it has to offer the patient, their caregivers, and family.
All is Well has already earned the endorsement of physician Joelle Vlahakis, M.D. “Whether you are a caregiver, hospice volunteer, a medical professional, or patient, this book will add to your understanding of what sets us apart as those with an intention to go beyond the basics, to see each person as a whole being, never isolated or defined solely by their current limitations. We can all embrace the attitude that ‘…all is well,’ and that everyone deserves to live with dignity and peace, enjoying the best possible quality of life, until their last breath,” said Dr. Vlahakis, who contributed the Foreword.
Balitz explains how to navigate through this time, proven through her own hard-won wisdom as a hospice social worker, a primary caregiver to several of her own immediate family, and experience as a child of caregivers who included elderly and dying family members in their home as a natural part of life.
Early reviews indicate this book will be a valuable guide to a wide range of people. “Through stories and advice from a caregiver’s perspective, Balitz sets out a way to remove the fear and angst from what we will all face one day,” said Rev. Carol Fields, Hospice Chaplain. All is Well explains why fear of death leads to the fear of discussing one’s wishes, and equips the reader with the understanding needed to have a breakthrough in communication, before it’s too late.
Balitz’s book is straightforward and solution-focused. “All is Well is just what I needed as I am working on my Advance Directives, Living Will, and so forth…I finally understand what I need to do, and I think now I can even talk about it with my family,” said Terry Clark, retired business owner.
Balitz, a resident of Sarasota, Florida, is a hospice professional, with fifteen years of experience and an MSW (Masters degree in Social Work), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), and ACHP-SW (Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker).
All is Well is her first book, born from her desire to both honor all the people she has been with at the end of their life, and to inspire people to practice embracing life by also acknowledging death.
For more information, contact the author: [email protected]
$15.95 US (paperback) $5.75 (kindle/eBook)
Published by Suncoast Digital Press, Inc.
Sarasota, Florida, USA
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