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by Jennifer Worth

eBook In the Midst of Life epub
  • ISBN: 1409114678
  • Author: Jennifer Worth
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Memoirs
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing; Abridged edition edition (2011)
  • ePUB size: 1875 kb
  • FB2 size 1704 kb
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Jennifer Worth addresses head-on the taboos that surround death and dying.

Jennifer Worth addresses head-on the taboos that surround death and dying. Her stories are often poignant and sometimes disturbing, but all show an understanding of the patient’s needs’ Nursing Standard. Perhaps her most thought-provoking boo. orth raises challenging questions that are sure to encourage the reader to develop a stronger, more profound view of death’ Church of England Newspaper.

Jennifer Worth is always an attentive author who puts humanity and emotion into her writing, however, probably due to the subject, I liked this book less than "The Midwife Trilogy", which was wonderful

Jennifer Worth is always an attentive author who puts humanity and emotion into her writing, however, probably due to the subject, I liked this book less than "The Midwife Trilogy", which was wonderful. In the Midst of Life" talks about Death but contemplates the pros and cons of how we finish life, and I felt that the thoughts expressed at the end were a little disturbing. Perhaps because we are talking about such a disturbing topic 'Death' which has been debated for years without coming to any serious conclusion.

Jennifer Worth documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister, treating patients who were nearing the .

Jennifer Worth documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister, treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives.

This book is about the need for peace in the hour of our death.

In the Midst of Life. This book is about the need for peace in the hour of our death. It raises the vexed issue of resuscitation, and the law. It is about the need to rekindle reverence in the face of death. It is about the humility of acceptance. It is about the spiritual nature of death – God if you like, or Allah, or Krishna, or Jehovah, or Brahma, or one of a thousand names given to something we cannot understand.

Miss Jenner said that the patient could not remain for long on the acute ward, and asked if a bed could be found on the geriatric ward until rehabilitation. The consultants both knew the difficulties. We’ll ask the medics. They have more of a turnover than we d.

Worth, born Jennifer Lee in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, was raised in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Archived from the original on 11 April 2012.

For the bodybuilder, see Jenny Worth. Worth as a nurse in the 1950s. Worth, born Jennifer Lee in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, was raised in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. After leaving school at the age of 15 she learned shorthand and typing and became the secretary to the head of Dr Challoner's Grammar School  .

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The last collection of true-life nursing stories from the N. bestselling author of the CALL THE MIDWIFE series, soon to be a major BBC TV series. Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs of her time as a midwife have inspired and moved readers of all ages. Now, in IN THE MIDST OF LIFE she documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister, treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives. Just as Jennifer was present at the beginning of life in her midwife books, here she documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives. Interpersed with these stories from Jennifer's post-midwif. Few readers will fail to be moved by her stories, which are artfully used to examine some of the genuine societal dilemmas death presents, and to point up the ill effects that flow from the mixture of embarassment, denial and avoidance with which we surround i.

Jennifer Worth's bestselling memoirs of her time as a midwife have inspired and moved readers of all ages. Now, in IN THE MIDST OF LIFE she documents her experiences as a nurse and ward sister, treating patients who were nearing the end of their lives. Interspersed with these stories from Jennifer's post-midwife career are the histories of her patients, from the family divided by a decision nobody could bear to make, to the mother who comes to her son's adopted country and joins his family without being able to speak a word of English. IN THE MIDST OF LIFE also gives moving insights not just into Jennifer's life and career, but also of a period of time which seems very different to today's, fast-paced world.
Comments: (7)
Kikora
A year of illness, a near-miss with cancer, and major surgery prompted me to question what I believed about death, dying, and the after-life. I had noticed references to this book by Jennifer Worth, author of the CALL THE MIDWIFE series, and I was already impressed with her compassion, faith, and sensible approach to suffering.

At this point, the book is out of print, but I was able to obtain a copy from a used book site. Amazon will probably get it to you faster and cheaper.

Worth's lesser known book is not as evenly written as her nursing memoirs. Some passages soar and others drag. She clearly points out that reviving people with collapsing health again and again has a down side. She opposes euthanasia, but she makes a good case for letting nature take its course when a person is suffering and has no quality of life. For me, all of this was beside the point. I wanted to understand death.

The passages where she tells anecdotes about those she has been with through their death are very well written and engaging to a person who is facing her own mortality way up close. Worth helped lessen my fear and take a more realistic look at death.

This is a "portmanteau" book. Worth tries to accomplish two separate things with the book, enclosing two separate purposes within one container, and that is a weakness. On the one hand, she is arguing against mandatory resuscitation of life when a person is suffering in extremity. On the other, she is explaining what death is, the characteristics she could observe about death, and why it is not to be feared, particularly by those who have lived a full life, or those who have faith in God.

I consider the book to be an answer to prayer when I was deeply shaken. If you find yourself where I have been, I highly recommend it, but get ready to do some skimming to get to the sections you want to read. Jennifer Worth, in my opinion, was "the real thing" in a world of commercialized Christianity. She worked on behalf of others, loved her family, prayed for unpleasant people she encountered, and had that full life. She lived it well. In spite of some weaknesses, the book was of great benefit to me.
Whitebeard
My mother has terminal cancer and I started reading this book with some trepidation. Fearful that it would be too much to handle. However, Jennifer Worth writes exactly what I believe to be true about death and dying and the modern way of dealing (or not dealing) with it. Sure, it made me cry, but it also made me laugh and realize that while I know I will miss my mother when she is gone, death is a part of life that we all share and facing it with dignity and honesty and love for each other is paramount.
Moonworm
An incredible look at the historical trends of health care from the perspective of a hospice nurse. Jennifer Worth, in her previous books took us on a journey of her early career as a mid-wife in the East End of London and how she and her colleagues helped to bring new life into the world. In the Midst of Life she brings us along on her career change into the world of hospice and shows us with exquisite detail how modern medicine has helped us to live longer, but not necessarily better, and in many cases has simply prolonged suffering. In the Midst of Life is also about death which is inseparable from life but which we tend to deny, and this is the underlying message of the book, that there can be blessing in embracing the whole of life and not just the parts we like.
Exellent
This is one of the most beautiful books I've read in recent years. Although the subject matter is the sort that could have led to a morbid and depressing book, this book is written with such compassion, humor and matter-of-factness that it's neither of those things. In fact, it made me fear death less, and made me want to talk about it more openly with others. Within just a couple of weeks of finishing this book, my grandfather died. This book has helped me in the healing process. I am able to see his death as a peaceful, necessary transition and a part of being human - rather than a scary, "icky" thing that's taboo to talk about. I'm a huge fan of the Call the Midwife show but had never read any of Jennifer Worth's books - this book makes me want to read everything else she's written. She writes in such an approachable way about a really difficult topic, and makes the reader feel as though they're having a conversation with a good friend.
showtime
An insightful look at the way death is treated in our modern society. Ironically, Jennifer Worth was herself diagnosed with terminal cancer and died fairly soon after the publication of this book. As a Christian, she faced it with no fear.
The book is filled with many anecdotal stories from her past nursing career and a look at what goes on in modern hospitals today. With the onset of extreme measures and the rise of technology, death is now seen as the enemy and patients often suffer greatly, from not being allowed to die. As a retired nurse, I could relate to her observations. I recommend this highly.
Grarana
Jennifer Worth is always an attentive author who puts humanity and emotion into her writing, however, probably due to the subject, I liked this book less than "The Midwife Trilogy", which was wonderful. "In the Midst of Life" talks about Death but contemplates the pros and cons of how we finish life, and I felt that the thoughts expressed at the end were a little disturbing. Perhaps because we are talking about such a disturbing topic 'Death' which has been debated for years without coming to any serious conclusion. I really liked the Arab's way of seeing things as read in "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom", that is that one shouldn't even shoot an animal "to put it out of its misery, as its suffering is part of its coming to terms with its Death. I feel closer to this interpretation that to many other ideas. Nevetheless Jennifer gives so many touching examples that the reader has every opportunity to compare the various situations and draw his or her own conclusions. A good read, especially for people like me who were trying to come to terms with the acceptance of bereavement at the time of reading.
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