In the Midst of Life : Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death?, Paperback

In the Midst of Life : Is There Such a Thing as a Good Death? Paperback

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The last collection of true-life nursing stories from the No.1 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.

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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780753827529



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This is a thought-provoking book essentially about death and dying. Jennifer Worth makes the case for a more natural approach to death and medicine, using examples from her deep experience as a nurse. I found myself in agreement with her in many ways, which surprised me greatly. it bears re-reading and is not at all mawkish or hard-going.

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