Your Life – Your Way

A remarkable compendium reflecting the authority of half a lifetime’s active, professional presence at the bedside of dying persons, bringing comfort, support and new confidence to patients, families, and carers.

This book speaks to the unique character of each final human journey enfolding a wide philosophy of care and a comprehensive range of practical measures with which to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those facing terminal illness.


This book contains a wealth of wisdom and guidance for those experiencing the last phase of life and for those professionals privileged to be members of their caring team.

Conquering the fear of death and being an active participant in all of life has wide ranging benefits for humanity.

Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks AM former professor of palliative at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. Senior Australian of the Year 2013 and a passionate advocate for world peace.

“In a society that treats death as an ultimate shame and defeat, this book hands the reader not only comfort and solace, but calm authoritative directions to an alternative path. Joy’s years of experience and the love that she extends to readers of this book make it invaluable in achieving a comfortable passage in the voyage that we must all make. I have enjoyed the benefit of her expertise in easing the desperate plight of a loved one and have had the privilege of working with her to achieve such ends for others.”

Guy Cundell PhD, BMus (Hons.), GDipEd

John Mitchell known and respected for his work in adult education, his contribution to aged care, and to community Government in the role of a Justice of the Peace has this to say:

I have shared with Joy many workshops on Advance Care Directives. Even as a co-presenter, I have learned so much. She has made the topic captivating with stories and insights about preparing for death, and the ways of reducing anxiety about death. This book captures much of her wisdom and provides practical assistance to those working in this area or preparing for their own end of life.

I witnessed Joy’s passion for reducing our fear of death and dying when I worked with her on the board of Soul Talks Inc, the charity she established to promote self-healing. This book, filled with helpful information and insights for anyone approaching death or supporting someone through the process, is an illustration of that passion.

Peter Mulraney, author of My Life Is My Responsibility: Insights For Conscious Living.

As chair of the registered charity Soul Talks Inc. that Joy Nugent founded in 2018, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Joy for a number of years. I have found her passion to uphold the objection of the constitution in relieving death anxiety to be unwavering. In spite of her age, she continues to offer free forums in Adelaide on Spiritual Development and creating Advance Care Directives. She gives her time freely to all those who have inquiring minds as to the purpose and meaning of life in a non-judgmental and inclusive way based on her experience and insights. This book is an example of her life’s work.

Nathaniel Nguyen LLB, Director at JL Lawyers.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Great Writers Media (July 30, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 122 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 334735964X
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3347359642
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.1 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 0.33 x 11 inches


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