Thoughtfully addresses Death and Dying! Joy Nugent presents a wealth of life-long learning and empathetic understanding of patients’ needs in her book “As Good as Goodbyes Get: A Window into Death and Dying.” Having studied Eastern and Western philosophies on the subject matter, she brings her compassionate nursing skills to palliative care. What impressed this reader throughout her book is her advocacy to listen to patients’ needs and wants, instead of imposing institutional protocol on persons preparing to make their transition. Although everyone will have their own way of facing the fear of death and dying, helping patients and those near and dear to them to say their “Goodbyes” will bring inner peace. It may also bring an awareness that Love does not die when the worn-out body is left behind! I highly recommend Joy Nugent’s very reader-friendly book to anyone assisting others, especially those in palliative and hospice care, who are looking for “A Window into Death and Dying.”Ann V. Graber, Ph.D.Author of "The Journey Home: Preparing for Life’s Ultimate Adventure"
This book explores a subject that has been disappointingly overlooked by much of medicine and healthcare. An intelligent and fascinating read that teaches vital lessons through engaging anecdotes and ancient but timeless words of wisdom.Susan Nugent Integrative GPHealth Wise, Integrative Medicine, Adelaide, South Australia
Joy provides beautiful stories of people facing end of life transitions. I truly believe many families will find comfort and education to assist through the process of death with dignity and grace.- Debbie Borman
An honest and compelling window into end of life care through the work of Joy Nugent. This book is a must read for anyone who is involved in end of life care. Joy is a gifted storyteller as well as a healthcare professional who masterfully weaves together her remembrances of the hundreds of people she ministered to across decades. As a therapeutic harpist myself, I appreciate her wisdom and insights into ministering to those who are on or near the threshold of their lives. This book made me realize I want to read Joy’s next two books as well. In a word, it is BEAUTIFUL! She teaches us by example, how to be real and authentic with compassion and grace so that we too may be vessels of the Light to those in need. Thank you Joy!Cygnus Deneb
Reflections on Soul is a major contribution to the subject of death and transition. Drawing from her vast background in palliative care, the author provides deep and insightful understanding into the societal, ethical, and spiritual issues related to the dying process. Using story and personal experience, she awakens us to the importance of death with dignity. This book helps us recognize that death is merely a threshold that frees the soul from the limitations of its outer garment—the personality. Death can therefore be understood as the soul’s gesture of liberation.William MeaderAuthor of Your Natural State of Being
It was a beautiful day and I love your book. Love and blessings to you . Thankyou for all that you are and all that you do. I’m so glad I know you.Claire 💕😀
Dear Joy, Thank you for your interesting and inspiring email. I read with happiness regarding your time with business of Nurselink .It was encouraging to read about the clients and the casual workers being very happy with the organization.l was one of those! It is a part of my life which l will never forget.Thank you. A great opportunity.l still remain friendly with people l have been associated with during the time l was with Nurselink. Your new venture l haven't visited .Hopefully soon. I now wish you a very happy time during the Festive Season and my best wishes and love during the New YearEleanor Cotton