Hospice, Humor, Music and More:  A Volunteer's Perspective

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About the author:
Jack E. Kile, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. For 35 years, he was a teacher and clinical audiologist serving hearing-impaired individuals of all ages, some with multiple disabilities and life-threatening conditions, and was actively involved with family support.

Dr. Kile received a number of professional awards for his teaching and clinical work, including the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award, Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), ASHA's Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award for Wisconsin and the Honors of the the Wisconsin Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

For the past six years, Dr. Kile has been a hospice volunteer with the role of providing emotional support for patients and their families. In addition to professional experience serving people with illness and disability, he brings a sense of humor and love of music and song to his hospice work. He frequently gives presentations to church, health care, retirement, service and volunteer groups.

Hospice, Humor, Music and More: A Volunteer's Perspective

Authored by Mr. Jack E. Kile

Hospice, Humor, Music and More: A Volunteer's Perspective, reflects Jack Kile's experiences as a hospice volunteer. The major focus is to promote the positive aspects of life for these patients by the use of humor (often with a spiritual element) and song. The intent is to create conditions that result in happy/contented moments for patients and their families and to reduce communication barriers. The book features a series of stories about patients and their families that highlight these conditions.

Publication Date:
1463727542 / 9781463727543
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Family & Relationships / Eldercare

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