“Truehart gives us a real inside peak at her work and the devotion and skills of those who work alongside her. But most important, she takes the “scary” out of hospice. She makes it clear that choosing hospice creates the best possible world for the dying and the people who love them…that terminal illness does not necessitate living every day as though it is your last. Rather… hospice can create a world of possibilities for each and every day that is left to us—just like in real life.”
—Kay Degenhardt, KDI
“When I was first diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma over three years ago, it had the face of my mortality on it…I was blessed to come across a copy of Cathy’s manuscript of her life’s work in hospice… [which] made me laugh while I cried, but more importantly, Cathy’s compassion and her patients’ courage gave me hope and inspiration when I needed it most. I recommend that anyone…read this!”
—Joan Rose Ellsworth
CATHY TRUEHART earned a diploma in Nursing from Worcester City Hospital, School of Nursing, Worcester, Ma. in 1974. In 1981, she earned a BSN in Public Health Nursing from California State University, Cotati, Ca. She completed her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at Leslie College, Cambridge, Ma. Cathy has also completed certification programs in Holistic Nursing, Neurolinguistic Programming, Reflexology and Advanced Reiki.
Currently Cathy is working as a Volunteer and Bereavement Coordinator in Enfield, Ct. and as a per diem hospice nurse in Western Ma. She resides in Western Ma. with her husband Richard of 30 years and is the proud mother of Rachel Rose and Crystal Rose Truehart.