About the Author
Ms. Gaines' 25 years with grieving individuals and those with chronic and terminal illness. During this time, Ms. Gaines was leading bereavement groups, providing individual counseling for adults and children, and starting parent bereavement groups at several hospices in the Washington DC area.
Ms. Gaines also has a private practice with grieving children,grieving families, individual adults, and individuals with chronic and terminal illness. Her published materials include: “Children at the End of life ” in End of Life Nursing Care, Poor and Poirrier, published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers,Inc. in 2001 and “Psychosocial Concerns of Hand and Upper Limb Tumor Patients”in of the Hand and Tumors Upper Limb, Churchill Livingston, London,England,1993. She is a recipient of the DOW CREATIVITY GRANT (2000), former consultant to Children’s Hospice International, INOVA-Fairfax Hospital, and works with the National Firefighters Annual Memorial Service. Ms. Gaines is listed in "Who's Who of American Women.
As a speaker she has presented at conferences including ADEC (Association of Death Education and Counseling), Kings College Bereavement Conference, London, Canada, National Hospice Organization (now NHPCO),Children’s Hospice International, Georgetown University Medical Center, the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society, National NavyMedical Hospital /Social Work Department, and Greater Washington Woman’s Network.