Real, relatable, and relevant. Meina Dubetz shares deeply moving, often agonizing stories from
her career as an oncology and palliative care nurse, as well as her experiences as a daughter,
mother, family member, and friend. When Death Comes Knocking for Your Patients will
captivate readers while educating them on death and dying. Dubetz tackles tough topics, such as
crossing professional boundaries, medical assistance in dying, and caring for a dying colleague.
She also offers practical, tangible solutions and suggestions for the inevitable and innumerable
challenges that arise when caring for patients and their loved ones as death approaches. Included are profound lessons for novice and experienced nurses alike, but those lessons are not limited to
health care providers. The ubiquity of death makes this a must read for anyone.
– Reanne Booker, MN BScN NP
Palliative and End-of- Life Services, Alberta Health Services