Julie and I are hard at work on book 4 of the Journey’s End series. This book has a different focus and will hi-light cultures, ethnicities, and religions, and their response or reaction to death, dying, and end of life.
We will look at burial customs, mourning rituals, discussions about death and dying and if the subject of death is taboo or not.
Is end of life planning allowed or discussed? Grief and mourning strategies and support will be included.
Are physicians, nurses, and social workers encouraging discussions or do they shy away from the subject? Is it left to the dying to bring up or the families or friends of the ill or palliative? Is it expected that ministers, chaplains, rabbi’s or shamans to bring up the topic? Who discusses it?
Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this book will be even more important. Julie and I will write a perspective about Canada as a whole and include information from each of our respective provinces; Julie – Ontario and me – Quebec.
We have other perspectives expected from India, Kashmir, Africa so far. 👍😊
If you are interested in submitting, please contact me at: email@example.com
This book has taken longer than planned to write and edit as both Julie and I have had personal and health issues come up over the past 3 years.
Just after publication of book 1, Journey’s End: Death, Dying and the End of Life (Xlibris 2017), Julie’s husband was diagnosed with cancer. I was dealing with sciatica for almost six months, Julie’s husband died in March 2018 and in October 2018, I tripped on the stairs in my house and suffered a shoulder injury and concussion.
In August of 2019, my then partner and I were out enjoying the bike paths of Montreal when a cyclist crossed the street onto the path (out of nowhere) and collided with me head on.
This led to 2 months of hand, shoulder, and muscle issues along with the recovery it entailed.
We both have had our fair-share of health and personal issues, but we have always kept going with our mission to raise awareness on the topics of death and dying, grief and loss, and make planning for and discussions a part of life…we hope you will join us on this mission and make death less feared and less taboo.
Books 2 & 3 will be out this Spring and we are just correcting the proofs right now.
Journey’s End: Heartfelt Stories on Death and Dying- part 1 and Journey’s End: An Educational Guide to Death and Dying- Part 2!!