Legacies from the Living Room: A Love-Grief Equation

Legacies from the Living Room: A Love-Grief Equation

by Debra Parker Oliver


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Debra Parker Oliver and her husband were living a fairy-tale life—until his terminal cancer diagnosis. Rather than spend precious time fighting a disease they knew they could not beat, they focused on living and making memories with their family. From that experience, as well as her decades as a hospice researcher and manager of a hospice agency, Oliver wrote Legacies from the Living Room: A Love-Grief Equation for people caring for loved ones with terminal illnesses. Unique in that it is written not from the patient’s perspective but from the caregiver’s, Legacies from the Living Room offers readers guidance through illness, loss, and bereavement—it offers the answer to pain: a love-grief equation.

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ISBN-13: 9781977201409
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Debra Parker Oliver is the Paul Revare Family Professor of Family Medicine, in the School of Medicine,at the University of Missouri. She has a Masters of Social Work and a PhD in Rural Sociology from the University of Missouri. She was a hospice social worker and administrator in three hospice programs for a total of more than 20 years. After getting her doctorate she continued her commitment to the improvement of hospice care through research with more than 170 peer-reviewed articles related to palliative and hospice care.

In an effort to teach and advocate for those facing cancer and terminal illness Debbie and her husband David created a blog to share their journey with others. The received the Project Death in America Community Education Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine two weeks before David passed away. Debbie now continues the journey through grief and bereavement, continuing her commitment to share her journey.

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