Soul Service: A Hospice Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Care for the Dying - A Deeper Level of Consciousness to Dying
"Whether you are a hospice professional, relative or volunteer, this book will be of value to you in servicing the patient or your loved one as they approach their transition."    -Dr. Raymond Moody, MD, author of Life After Life
"Christine, I agree 100% with your attempts to bring change to the end-of-life experience. Death is inevitable and we need to treat the person's experience not just their diagnosis and help them live while realizing death is not a failure." - Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone Should Read This!, February 9, 2013 By Vernon MorganThis review is from: Soul Service: A Hospice Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care for the Dying (Paperback) Soul Service is a fantastic resource, not only for the professionals of Hospice, but also for the general population. It is simple and to the point, yet has a strong psycho-spiritual essence. Death is a part of the process of living, something not to be feared, but to be openly accepted and treated with dignity both for oneself and others. This powerful guide takes a direct aim at shedding light on the actual experience by revealing what one may encounter during the last days of this journey we call life. The real stories from people on the front line combined with insights from the souls in the process of transition open the heart and mind to a potential grand exit into the next experience.
Dr.Vern Morgan 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars A deeply meaningful and valuable book, February 9, 2013 By Betty Hamrick "wine enthusiast" (Atlanta, Georgia) This review is from: Soul Service: A Hospice Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care for the Dying (Paperback) Anyone who finds themselves in the heart wrenching position of watching a loved one slowly fade away and die will find this book comforting as they deal with their pain, fears and anxieties, as well as with the dedicated professionals who are trying to help them. Rob and Christine Cowgill have produced a work of great sensitivity that will never become dated. I highly recommend this deeply meaningful and valuable book. 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul Service, February 17, 2013 By Betty Carlson "Devotee" (Temecula, CA) - This review is from: Soul Service: A Hospice Guide to Emotional and Spirittual Care for the Dying (Paperback) I found "Soul Service" to be a well researched and well written book. If one is in the position of working with end-of-life for the first time this is an excellent guide to explain the purpose of hospice. It is directed, however, to all levels of serving the last journey in this life. It not only discusses the importance of the medical staff connecting with the patient, volunteers, family and friends by being aware of their needs, but it gives an introduction to various modes of complementary care, which experience has shown increases the comfort and peace of mind of the patient. There is an extensive list of resources for phone numbers and book titles for continued reference. It is nice to have all this information in one place.

"Soul Service" has opened my eyes and offers insights into the need for extensive and thorough awareness, training AND practice through learning opportunities at the medical and nursing schools. I agree with this wholeheartedly from my own experience with dying family and friends and I'm grateful that this need is brought to light.
 Dr Rob Cowgill My Hero, January 11, 2014-Anything Rob And Christine Cowgill have spoken or written is priceless! Dr. Cowgill was a superstar with the compassion of Mother Theresa. All hospice clinicians should read this gem and consult it often. Dr. Irene Lawver, Dr. Cowgill's Co-Medical Director @ Haven House is another stellar physician, she actually was the person that introduced our staff, to her former medical schoolmate, Dr. Raymond Moody's famous short and concise book of case studies, Life After Life, culled from ER docs reports of their patient's recollection of clinical death and return. It is comforting to the grieving loved ones as well as the hospice staff. My last copy I gave to a dying man's daughter, because it is not a final goodbye, but rather, bon voyage, see you on the other side! ~Peace~
Thank you Christine for sharing this 
 
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