Tails of Love for the Dying

Memories of Hospice Patients and Their Beloved Pets

by Karen Pico RN

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/7/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781504373975
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781504373982
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 190
ISBN : 9781504373999

About the Book

In Tails of Love for the Dying, Karen Pico, RN describes stories of her hospice patients, their struggles at the end of life, and how their relationships with their pets add depth and quality to their end of life experiences. This book shows how human compassion and understanding can bring healing even at the end of life. Pets hold an important role in the lives of these patients, and often show unique ways of expressing their love and devotion. Pico brings out the joy, sadness, and love of these pets by expressing their stories in a way that can be enjoyed by everyone.

About the Author

Karen Pico has been a Registered Nurse for 18 years and has worked in various nursing environments. She has received her training from Indian River State College and her Baccalaureate degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Phoenix. Hospice nursing has been her calling and many of her nursing years have been in this challenging area of nursing. Pico is also an animal behaviorist, with a certification in dog training from Animal Behavior College, and has a unique connection with animals of all kinds, enabling her to understand their imbalances and behavior issues. Her understanding of human and animal psychology has allowed her to bring her two loves together in the writing of this book. Pico lives in Rockledge, Florida with her husband, Rick, her teenage son, Bennett, the dog, the cat, and the bird.