Gill Pharaoh has worked most of her nursing career in the homes of the people she cared for. She says, “A great deal depends on the nature and the attitude of the carers. I believe that a carer wants to be a good carer and do the job well. I have never met one who wanted to do the job badly. However, I have met many who have given up on caring.” She is also author of Caring for the Dying at Home: A Practical Guide, published by Free Association Books.
“This sensitive and compassionate book…concentrates on the patient rather than the illness. It is immensely readable and interesting because it is illustrated with many personal stories. Gill Pharaoh gives us hope and brings out the best in human nature which sometimes happens when people are faced with a real crisis.” Tony Benn
This book is written for the man or woman who is thinking of working as a carer. First impressions are important and this book can offer the new carer some insight as to what may be involved, some advice on managing the work, and, most of all, some confidence to begin so that they can appreciate the real pleasure and satisfaction to be had from working with people in the community.