Relying on more than twenty years of hospice experience, M. Catherine Ray explains how to communicate with loved ones in a hospice environment. Of the many books on death and dying, "I'm With You Now" provides the most practical advice and useful guidelines for making a loved one's final journey more comfortable, more caring, and more loving. Just a few of the topics that are covered in this incredibly resourceful book include: tips on how best to initiate painful discussions about wills and funerals, how to voice regrets and hopes, and when and how to bring up painful intimate family matters such as legacies and hospice care alternatives. Throughout, Ray includes heartwarming--and heart wrenching--stories of patients and families she has worked with that illustrate the complexities and often intense emotional moments that can occur. In short, this is the most important book you can read if someone you care about faces serious illness.