Annie Clara Brown is passionate about her work in hospice. It is gratifying to have embraced the social work profession in this manner! She cares deeply for her patients and caregivers, and has developed a healthy sense of humor in an occupation that can be both physically and emotionally demanding.
Annie’s strengths lie in the personal stories and her personal feelings, reactions, and experiences.
Annie hopes to inspire caregivers and patients to choose hospice care when faced with terminal illness at end of life. She further wants social workers and healthcare workers to know that hospice care can be one of the most challenging but fulfilling areas of service to mankind.
Ms. Brown has had the opportunity to precept other social workers during her time in this journey. Two of the following individuals had the pleasure of reading this book prior to publication and Ms. Brown quotes their remarks.
“My little people is a virtual gift to those who read it, in that its author has managed to successfully interconnect valuable, historical hospice social work information for its use in a professional forum and for the sake of the individual battling terminal illness. This book serves as an invaluable tool for any caretaker or loved one navigating the end of life process.” Marta James Harris, LBSW
“If you are searching for answers about hospice care this is an extraordinary read. This book not only defines who, what, when, and where of hospice, but also tells the heartfelt stories of a humbled medical social worker making the best of heart-wrenching situations. Ms. Brown ties in her personal experiences to make an informative, yet personal story to educate individuals and families on hospice. I enjoyed reading about the various encounters Ms. Brown has experienced. This book is a must read!” Amanda Johnson, MSW