Maria Hagenschneider

Days Full of Life

Our shared time in hospice

What happens when someone moves into a hospice in order to die there? Maria Hagenschneider relates what happened when she moved into a hospice center with her mortally ill husband and lived there for a surprisingly long ten weeks, with all the highs and lows, challenges and opportunities for her personally and for them as a couple.
Days Full of Life provides a glimpse of life inside a hospice, and the experiences and conversations this couple had. In flashbacks and reflections, the author explores the process of saying goodbye, from savoring every pain-free hour to the surprising new experiences that remain possible until the last breath is drawn. Deep concern for loved ones is also a theme: paying attention to your own limits and not overextending yourself in this emotionally demanding time.

  • Also a love story, by each other’s side til the very end
  • According to studies, one in ten people would like to die in a hospice setting

ISBN: 978-3-8436-0898-5
Hardcover with dust jacket
184 pages
Format 14 x 22 cm
EUR 17.00

Title in German

The Author

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Maria Hagenschneider

Maria Hagenschneider worked as religious education teacher in parishes and schools. The curative teacher was among other things head of an early intervention center and lecturer for intercultural competence. She lives in Hamm.