A practical guide
for understanding how palliative
care can improve quality
of life for patients and their
eBook Version is Available
Robin Bennett Kanarek’s new book Living Well with a Serious Illness (Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2023) is the culmination of decades of Robin’s work to advance the field of palliative care following the loss of her son David to leukemia. The book illustrates how palliative care can improve quality of life for patients and caregivers. Proceeds will help continue to improve palliative care education and honor David’s short but remarkable life.
Kanarek embraces the palliative care belief that life is about promoting and optimizing the art of living well, not just enabling existence. This book will become a must-read for doctors, nurses, social workers, and all healthcare professionals who hope to elevate their practice from good to great.
―Deborah Fisher, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, CHPPN, Children's National Hospital