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Janie Brown is an oncology nurse of thirty years and counsellor of cancer patients with terminal diagnoses.

In her book ‘Radical Act of Love, Janie recounts twenty conversations she has had with the dying, including those personally close to her. Each conversation uncovers a different perspective and experience of death, while at the same time exploring its universalities.

As well as offering an extremely sensitive and wise insight into our final moments, Brown offers practical ways to facilitate the shift from feeling helpless about death to feeling hopeful; from fear to acceptance; from feeling disconnected and alone to becoming part of the wider, collective story of our mortality.

Every day families with dependent children come face to face with terminal cancer diagnoses. It was Ruth's belief that emotional support helps families remain connected to embrace a parent's final journey.

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“I hope Radical Act of Love will give readers an increased understanding of the processes of dying, whether it be around one’s own death, or the death of a loved one. Just as we carefully prepare for a birth, so too can we openly and consciously make preparations for dying, and therein provide some comfort and reassurance about what is, after all, a certainty for all of us. My wish is for this book to inspire hope for families who want to live and love as best as they can in the period of time between learning of a poor prognosis and the moment of death itself.” – Janie Brown