Book: Companion for Hospice

A Companion for the Hospice Journey is available at Amazon, as a paperback and e-book.

In the first days of Companion’s publication (early April, 2019), I will keep the price dirt cheap! The paperback will be $7.99, with the Kindle version at $3.99. The price will then rise to $10.99 and $5.99.

Companion offers easy-to-understand information about hospice care.

  • If someone needs to know “right now” about what hospice offers, this the book for you.
  • If a hospice professional wants a resource to recommend to patients and family members, this is the book for you.

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“[A Hospice Companion for the Journey] reads like a fireside chat with a best friend and trusted confidante. Written with equal parts honesty, truth, compassion and heart, the ebb and flow of content, breathing space, personal storytelling and critical Hospice information is both life affirming and comforting. Larry Patten escorts readers through the unwelcome and generally ill-prepared end-of-life journey sharing Hospice information and using his extraordinary gift of storytelling, personal anecdotes and living examples – each laced with love and great respect for human life. All the while he answers questions most of us are too afraid, timid, or embarrassed to ask. Why should we learn about Hospice? Because death is part of the human condition.”

~ Armen Bacon, Griefland: An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss, and Unlikely Friendship


Hospice RN and author, Barbara Karnes says about the book . . .

“This book is direct and comprehensive, yet oh so gentle. Since everyone dies, whether we want to admit it or not, Companion for the Hospice Journey is a must read for all. It will be very helpful if you are facing end of life choices. It will be equally helpful if you are healthy and well.”