• 14 Days: A Mother, A Daughter, A Two Week Goodbye

    By Lisa Goich

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781618685605
    • Publisher: Savio Republic
    • Published: November 2015
  • Advance Care Planning: Communicating About Matters of Life and Death

    By Leah Rogne

    Our Price: $69.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826110213
    • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
    • Published: July 2013
    Rogne (sociology, Minnesota State U., Mankato) and McCune, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Antioch U. Seattle who has served as a hospice volunteer and employee, bring together palliative care physicians, nurses, social workers, grief counselors, educators, lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and medical ethicists from the US, Canada, and Europe for 21 chapters meant to help facilitate communication and decision-making between individuals and professionals about medical care at the end of life. They consider the current state of advance care planning and paths toward a more effective approach to death education and end-of-life care, discussing the history of advanced directives and their use in end-of-life planning and care; current challenges, including resistance to talking about death and dying, legal and ethical issues, the problem of overtreatment, and cultural and spiritual considerations; methods and practices to facilitate conversations, including an interdisciplinary relational model of care, considerations for talking to older adults, using stories and mobiles, and writing one's own advanced directive; specific initiatives; and the kind of ethical view, leadership philosophy, and community development orientation needed to undertake the cultural transformation necessary for a new way to deal with death, dying, loss, and care. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go?

    By Claire Bidwell Smith

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633065
    • Publisher: Avery
    • Published: April 2015
    The therapist, bereavement counselor and author behind The Rules of Inheritance explores the afterlife by participating in past-life regressions, sessions with mediums and psychics and the ceremonies of organized religion.
  • Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents

    By Allison Gilbert

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781580051767
    • Publisher: AVALON
    • Published: November 2006
    An inspirational reference for readers who have lost both parents features comforting excerpts from conversations with famous and everyday people at various stages of grief who lost their parents to natural or violent causes, from John Kerry and Geraldine Ferraro to Yogi Berra and Mariel Hemingway. Original.
  • Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief

    By Pauline Boss

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674003811
    • Published: October 2000
    When a loved one dies we mourn our loss. We take comfort in the rituals that mark the passing, and we turn to those around us for support. But what happens when there is no closure, when a family member or a friend who may be still alive is lost to us nonetheless? How, for example, does the mother whose soldier son is missing in action, or the family of an Alzheimer's patient who is suffering from severe dementia, deal with the uncertainty surrounding this kind of loss?In this sensitive and lucid account, Pauline Boss explains that, all too often, those confronted with such ambiguous loss fluctuate between hope and hopelessness. Suffered too long, these emotions can deaden feeling and make it impossible for people to move on with their lives. Yet the central message of this book is that they can move on. Drawing on her research and clinical experience, Boss suggests strategies that can cushion the pain and help families come to terms with their grief. Her work features the heartening narratives of those who cope with ambiguous loss and manage to leave their sadness behind, including those who have lost family members to divorce, immigration, adoption, chronic mental illness, and brain injury. With its message of hope, this eloquent book offers guidance and understanding to those struggling to regain their lives.
  • The American Way of Death

    By Jessica Mitford

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199086204
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    • Published: 1963
  • The American Way of Death Revisited

    By Jessica Mitford

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679771869
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2000
    A number-one best-seller when it was first published in 1963, a revised version of a savage, often hilarious expose+a7 of the funeral industry includes new chapters on the practice of prepayment for funerals and other issues. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
  • And Life Comes Back: A Wife's Story of Love, Loss, and Hope Reclaimed

    By Tricia Lott Williford

    Our Price: $14.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780307731982
    • Publisher: Waterbrook Press
  • The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death

    By Sukey Forbes

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670026319
    • Publisher: Viking Adult
    • Published: July 2014
    A woman born to privilege as part of a well-known New England family discusses how she learned to live again after losing her young daughter to a rare genetic disease and found ways to reconnect with her in the afterlife through clairvoyants.
  • The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death

    By Sukey Forbes

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143127574
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2015
  • Angel of Death: Why Death Is Not the End of Your World.

    By Belinda Bras-Nel

    Our Price: $19.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781928234067
    • Publisher: Kima Global Publishers
  • Art of Dying: Living Fully Into the Life to Come

    By Rob Moll

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780830837366
    • Published: June 2010
    In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Moll provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers. He weighs in on bioethical and medical issues and gives guidance for those who care for the dying as well as for those who grieve. --from publisher description
  • Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care

    By Koshin Paley Ellison

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781614291190
    • Publisher: Wisdom Publications
    • Published: May 2016
    Thought leaders in the field of contemplative caregiving offer resilience, wisdom, and freedom for those who keep watch at the bedside.How do we think about death? How do we think about the dying? What’s the current state of palliative and end-of-life health care, and how can we improve it? And how do we give care without becoming emotionally and spiritually depleted? InAwake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care — as well as doctors, Dharma teachers, chaplains, poets, and caregivers of all kinds — offer insights on incredibly challenging questions like these.This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and whatgiving care really means. Equal parts instruction manual and spiritual testimony, it includes specific instructions and personal accounts to inspire, counsel, and teach. An indispensable resource for anyone involved in hospice work or caregiving of any kind.
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

    By Atul Gawande

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805095159
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: October 2014
    A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices. By the author of The Checklist Manifesto. Tour.
  • Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

    By Joan Halifax

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590307182
    • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
    • Published: November 2009
    Draws on the Zen priest author's long-time work with dying patients while introducing the Buddhist approach to death and how it can enable caregivers to provide comfort and compassion to the dying, in a volume that shares Buddhist teachings, stories, and meditations on how to be present with people in the last stages of life. Reprint.