Joy Nugent is the founder of the charity Soul Talks. The vision of Soul Talks is to promote the prevention and treatment of death anxiety and the relevant symptoms of this mental distress by disseminating knowledge of the soul’s purpose. Joy has a history of giving.
Joy Nugent is the founder of the charity Soul Talks. The vision of Soul Talks is to promote the prevention and treatment of death anxiety and the relevant symptoms of this mental distress by disseminating knowledge of the soul’s purpose. Joy has a history of giving. She was co-founder of the Mary Potter Foundation, Founder of Friends of Hospice, and Founder and CEO of NurseLink Foundation. Over thirty years as a private palliative care nurse, Joy delivered palliative care programs in Australia and for ten years to East and West Malaysia. Her style of care and education honoured the soul’s journey. This experience is shared in her writings.
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A Window into Death and Dying
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It was the spring of 1989 when my husband, David, was told by his surgeon to “go fishing.” Having been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 1986 and having spent three years with ongoing surgery and various treatments, we now had to prepare for the next phase of our time together.
One Nurse’s Passion for End of Life
Author Joy Nugent has spent three decades in the role of a private, palliative care nurse, being with people at the end of their life? part of a lifetime of caring for others. She left a comfortable life as the wife of a successful orthodontist to follow a calling and vocation. In My Way: One Nurse’s Passion for End of Life, Nugent shares not only her personal history but also her model for end-of-life nursing. Her career and education spanned many countries, from her home in Adelaide, Australia, to Canada, the United States, the UK, India, Singapore, and Malaysia. She encourages nurses to follow in her footsteps, urging them to become midwives of the soul and to take charge of their own professional lives. Throughout, Nugent details her life experiences and travels and offers recommendations on the attitude, knowledge, and skills essential for building trusting patient-nurse relationships. Although she has had to face many challenges and struggles along the way, she acknowledges that her life has been divinely guided. This memoir recalls one nurse’s personal and professional life, provides guidance for others in gaining the confidence to die without fear, and advises those comforting them at the bedside.