Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying by Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley).
Stay Close and Do Nothing – A Spiritual and Practical Guide to Caring for the Dying at Home by Merrill Collett.
What Dying People Want: Practical Wisdom For The End Of Life by David Kuhl.
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande.
Handbook For Mortals by Joanne Lynn, Joan Harrold, and Janice Lynch Schuster.
Healing Into Life And Death by Stephen Levine.
Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul by Stephen Jenkinson.
On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy & Their Own Families
by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death by Joan Halifax.
Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani.
Why Did You Die?: Activities to Help Children Cope with Grief and Loss by Erika Leeuwenburgh.
Attending the Dying: A Handbook of Practical Guidelines by Megory Anderson. Morehouse Publ. 2005.
Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life by Megory Anderson. deCapo Press, 2003.
A testimonial and handbook for creating a dignified, peaceful, and more sacred end to life. It includes a section with many prayers and poems from various traditions.
Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life by Ira Byock, MD. Riverhead Books, 1998.
This palliative care physician is a master storyteller, as well as an advocate for dying well. He presents the challenges that occur at end of life and ways to manage physical and emotional difficulties.
It’s OK to Die by Monica Williams-Murphy, MD. MKN LLC, 2011.
Clear and simplified information including insights into the process of dying, guidance for obtaining emotional and spiritual closure, clear explanations of end-of-life medical treatment options.
The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care by Angelo Volandes, MD. Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
Most medical deaths do not follow the wishes of the person dying. Having ‘The Conversation’ ahead of time is critical for both patient and doctor.
Grievers Ask: Answers to Questions about Death and Loss by Harold Ivan Smith. Augsburg Books, 2004.
Excellent book in the form of Q&A’s on all things pertaining to death and bereavement.
Vancouver Courier 4-part Series: the “Dead of Winter” (by Pat Johnson)
Part 1: http://www.vancourier.com/community/supreme-court-of-canada-puts-death-up-front-1.1768784
Part 2: http://www.vancourier.com/community/viewing-death-the-traditional-way-1.1776259
Part 3: http://www.vancourier.com/community/burial-or-cremation-a-murky-choice-1.1783511
Part 4: http://www.vancourier.com/community/ritual-helps-mourners-say-goodbye-1.1791756
- Death Café: http://www.deathcafe.com/
- The Conversation Project: http://www.theconversationproject.org/
- Hospice: Preparing for Approaching Death: http://www.hospicenet.org/html/preparing_for.html
- Canadian Virtual Hospice: http://www.virtualhospice.ca
- The Sacred Dying Foundation http://www.sacreddying.org/
- Nidus (videos): http://www.youtube.com/user/nidusrarc
- Green Burial Council: http://greenburialcouncil.org/
- CBC Radio: Death midwives help families cope with end-of-life care