Victoria Hospice's 'Transitions' book wins prestigious book award

Victoria Hospice's professional resource book Transitions 

wins American Journal of Nursing ‘Book of the Year’ Award


Wendy Wainwright and Marney ThompsonTransitions in Dying and Bereavement: A Psychosocial Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care, Second Edition, written by Victoria Hospice’s Bereavement Coordinator, Marney Thompson (right) and Clinical Services Director, Wendy Wainwright (left) has been awarded third place in the 2017 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards in the Palliative Care and Hospice category. The AJN Book of the Year is a prestigious competition that recognizes the very best in nursing publications. 

Described as an “invaluable end-of-life resource from a team of expert counsellors” Transitions encompasses the journey through diagnosis, treatment, recurrence, palliative care, and bereavement. It provides a strengths-based approach that will help those who work in hospice and palliative care to guide patients and families through difficult end-of-life experiences, and provide interventions for each of the key transitions that most dying patients and their families face. Weaved throughout are personal reflections and experiences from social workers, counselors, and other team members on using this approach, providing examples of ways to support the whole care team. 

The Victoria Hospice Society Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers extends their sincere congratulations to Marney Thompson and Wendy Wainwright on this achievement. 

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