Death is a prominent subject matter in Krishna conscious philosophy, since it is our chance to go back to Godhead. Yet, the actual process of dying is an uncomfortable topic that we tend to keep at a respectful distance. The Final Journey—Complete Hospice Care for Departing Vaishnavas is the first of its kind in ISKCON.
It is a much-needed, simple, and practical guide to care of the terminally ill from a Vaishnava perspective. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience as a hospice registered nurse, the book provides a wealth of detailed information. The author’s area of expertise is allopathic pain management for the terminally ill, and she argues convincingly that a drug’s long-term effect on a dying body is moot, while greater comfort increases the ability to hear and chant. Alternatives are provided as well. This book takes the reader step-by-step through the entire process, and there is no doubt that it is an invaluable resource for everyone.
—Dharini Dasi, M.A. Applied Sociology, Attorney at Law