In a culture that celebrates those who can proclaim victory over illness and disease, who speaks to those who care for loved ones when a cure is not possible?
In a culture that considers technology and objectivity as ideal types of care, who speaks to the spouses, daughters, sons, and friends who care armed only with the comfort of their presence?
After his mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis and before her death, Zachary lived under the influence of dying when he cared for his mother in person. Totally unprepared for the experience of caring when the best trained specialists and doctors said there was nothing more they could do for his mother, Zachary’s insights and research are written for you, the unprepared caregiver, who cares…
- without expertise in medicine or nursing
- unprotected by the mask of objectivity
- despite being misunderstood by well wishers
- in the privacy of your own anguish
- alone, on the other side of hope