Soul Service

A Hospice Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual Care for the Dying

by Robert Cowgill MD & Christine Cowgill MS CRC

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/4/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781452566788
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781452566795
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 186
ISBN : 9781452566801

About the Book

“Whether you are a hospice professional, relative, or volunteer, this book will be of value to you in servicing the patient or your loved one as they approach their transition.”

—Raymond Moody, MD, author of Life After Life

Soul Service speaks to the medical professional, lay person, dying person and family member about treating the dying from a holistic perspective. It provides a detailed navigation to spiritual and complementary care, as well as examines the phenomenon of metaphysical experiences at death. This book offers ideas on how to honor your loved one’s passing and assists with the process of how to choose the best hospice. Soul Service highlights the voices of medical professionals working from the highest level of service. It serves as a useful resource guide to the myriad organizations that are currently available to assist with the dying process.

About the Author

Robert Cowgill, MD was a hospice pioneer in Atlanta, Georgia as well as an oncology surgeon and hospice medical director. He adopted a holistic approach to helping his cancer patients by incorporating the mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Cowgill was featured on local and national television and in the press, addressing breast cancer issues as well as performing Healing Touch therapy on patients. After his death in 2006, his wife Christine continued his plans to write the end-of-life care book he started.

Christine Cowgill, MS, CRC, is a certified rehabilitation counselor who has worked for over ten years in the area of medical and vocational case management. Christine was honored as an individual winner by the Atlanta Committee for Olympic Games for assisting in organizing the first Meals on Wheels route to persons with AIDS in her county. She is also a licensed life and health insurance agent. Christine seeks to make positive social change in the area of end-of-life care through raising awareness and increasing mandatory training for our upcoming physicians and nurses in the areas of palliative, emotional and spiritual care to the dying.