“Hospice is not a place but a philosophy about living, dying, and dignity… (It) offers the best hope for dying well and living fully until we do.” Changing the Way We Die takes us to the birth of the movement, the Irish Sisters of Charity who set up the first British hospice in 1879. Today hospices seem to be everywhere, part of a growing fourteen billion dollar a year industry. For the 8000 baby boomers turning sixty-five every day, end of life care, comfort and dignity are subjects they care about and are not shy to address. With abundant personal stories, information and discussion, Smith and Himmel present a sweeping look at what hospice means to patients, caregivers, communities, and to the changing face of health care in our nation."
—Light of Consciousness magazine