Tools & Resources
Advance Directive Forms
Information about advance care planning
and other related topics.
By Atul Gawande
Bestselling book discussing one of medicine's biggest challenges: how to improve life as well as the process of how life ends.
The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care
By Angelo Volandes
Dr. Angelo E. Volandes writes about the need to have The Conversation and how patients and doctors must talk about this difficult issue to help insure that end-of-life care meets the patient’s needs.
Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
By Joan Halifax
Joan Halifax is a Buddhist teacher sharing the experiences of her many years of work with dying people and offers wisdom for anyone helping to care for a dying person or facing their own death.
Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
By Roz Chast
A New York Times bestseller about caring for aging parents.
The Best Care Possible: A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
By Ira Byock
One of the nation’s foremost leaders in palliative care. Dr. Byock takes us inside a state-of-the-art academic medical center and opens our eyes to an issue that will affect our loved ones, our neighbors, and ourselves.
By Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley
Authors are hospice nurses with over twenty years’ experience sharing their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life.
A Better Way of Dying: How to Make the Best Choices at the End of Life
By Jeanne Fitzpatrick & Eileen Fitzpatrick
The authors describe a five-step Compassion Protocol that offers a simple and effective framework for leaving clear instructions about your wishes for at end of life.
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