When Evening Comes: The Education of a Hospice Volunteer
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When Evening Comes: The Education of a Hospice Volunteer

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When Christine Andreae signed up for twenty-seven hours of patient-care training with the Blue Ridge Hospice in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, her parents were still living and her grandparents' funerals hadn't involved a viewing. Her only direct experience with death had been when, at the age of six, she had gone with her father to the viewing for the family's parish pries
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 6th 2000 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published October 1st 2000)
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Westcoast_girl
'When Evening Comes' is a good story but a bad book. Composed mostly of Andreae's journal entries, the book is a very personal account of Andreae's time volunteering with two particular women through hospice. The problem with such a personal account is that diaries tend not to be ready made publishable material. Andreae's own thoughts and feelings do create an intimate record of what it is like to be a hospice volunteer, but they also leave out a lot of the rest of the story. They also, at times...more
Saroum
An autbiography about a Hospice volunteer and her experiences. Today, I graduated from the program and am an official Sharp Hospice Volunteer. Hooray. This book is about death but from a beautiful and humane perspective. It is not dark but hopeful.
Liz M
It's not exciting writing, but it shows the kind of life that a hospice volunteer and her patients often go through. It's a sad revelation, as it seems that there's so much loneliness out there by those going through life's passage.
Nikki
Nov 22, 2009 Nikki rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those interested in the subject
Recommended to Nikki by: no one
Once again I guess I expected more. It was good, and I am very interested in Hospice and helping those who are dying and their families.
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