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A Hospital Bed at Home

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A Hospital Bed at Home is a linked collection of true stories about the experience of being a carer during the weeks, months and years that can stretch between the day someone you love is diagnosed with an incurable, fatal disease and the day of his or her death.

Couples facing separation after forty years together; a workaholic with three small children and a dying, angry
Published 2014 by Tablelands Press
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Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't remember a book that has had such a strong emotional impact on me. Maybe it is knowing the author, or having a sick dad myself, but I was floored by this book. I finished it a few days ago, but it has taken me that long to figure out what I want to write about it. Carey has written about a subject that needs to be talked about. Caring for loved ones to their deaths is a task just about all of us will face one day, but nobody talks about it. It's not easy to know what to say, really.

Lynette Aspey
May 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Janene Carey’s “A Hospital Bed at Home” is a collection of six personal accounts of caregiving from diagnoses to death. Together, these stories blend into an insightful, heart-felt narrative and provide a window into the lives of every-day Australians who found themselves the carers of their dying loved ones.

This collection opens a dialogue that is so needed in our society and it is journalism at its best: transparently written accounts of real people. It makes for sad, often funny, and complete
Edwina Shaw
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is a wonderful resource for those who are caring for a loved one with a terminal illness, especially if they are choosing to do so at home. As is shown through these true stories, caring for someone who is dying is an exhausting process, not just emotionally, but also physically. Carey writes in depth about what it is like to be one of these carers, using her own experiences and those of others. In her own section she writes with brutal honesty reminiscent of Helen Garner about the emo ...more
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Janene Carey is a freelance writer, editor and academic. Previously, she was employed as a journalist, sub-editor and acting editor with her local newspaper, The Armidale Express. She has a PhD in writing, and her work has been published in national newspapers, magazines and literary journals, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald, OUTBACK magazine, Australian Book Review, TEXT and P ...more

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