Every Moment Counts Pb Paperback
A Life of Mary Butterwick
by Carmel Thomason;
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Every Moment Counts Pb
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Every Moment Counts Pb by Carmel Thomason was published by Darton Longman & Todd in January 2011 and is our 52383rd best seller. The ISBN for Every Moment Counts Pb is 9780232528374.
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Every Moment CountsJ.Nicholas Latham, via The Good Book Stall
This is the story of why and how the Butterwick Hospice and its ministries, based in Stockton-on -Tees, came into being. The first eighty (of one hundred and ninety pages) are a description of Mary Butterwick's early life, her marriage to John and his death, in 1979, from a tumour on his lung which spread to his brain. In his last hours, a Ward Sister told her, 'You can't do anything for your husband now. The best thing you can do is go home and forget him.' (p. 70). It was this, and other aspects of the way John and she were treated by current medical practices, that determined her 'to put back into the world some of the care she felt was lacking.' (p. 83).
She became involved in Hospital Chaplaincy, trained as a bereavement counsellor, bringing Cruse Bereavement Care to the area, and set up 'Coping with Cancer'. The 'John Butterwick Day Care Centre' has now developed into a purpose built Hospice, with adults' and children's beds, links to local Hospitals and a set of palliative care nurses. Unlike other Hospice pioneers such as Cicely Saunders and Monica Pearce, Mary did not come from a medical background, but this did not deter her. She approached the scheme from the point of view of patients and their families, and through patience and determination, has succeeded, being recognised with an OBE, the Freedom of Stockton and an honorary degree.
Carmel Thomason, a freelance writer and journalist, has listened to Mary Butterwick's account, and to the stories of her colleagues in this enterprise. She writes with admiration, but not as a pious hagiographer. Anyone who is frightened by what they have undertaken to do will be heartened and encouraged by this 'Life'.
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|Page last updated||2nd September 2016|
|Author / Artist||Carmel Thomason|
|Publisher||Darton Longman & Todd (January 2011)|
|Number of Pages||208|