Resources

RECENT ARTICLES/VIDEOS OF INTEREST

Experts Weigh In: Where Do People Want to Die? Medpage Today 10-9-2015

How to talk about Dying New York Times published 7-1-2015

My Own Life – Oliver Sacks on learning he has terminal cancer New York Times published 2-19-2015

PBS FRONTLINE: Being Mortal (broadcast 2-10-2015)

Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of LifeCommittee on Approaching Death – Addressing Key End-of-Life Issues, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, June 2014

USEFUL WEBSITES

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: Patient website http://palliativedoctors.org

Community-Wide End-of-Life/Palliative Care Advisory Group http://www.compassionandsupport.org/

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization  http://www.nhpco.org

Hospice and Palliative Care Association, New York State www.hpcanys.org

Hudson Valley Hospice http://hvhospice.org

Growth House-Improving Care for the Dying  http://www.growthhouse.org

Commonweal  http://www.commonweal.org/health-healing

On Our Own Terms – Moyers on Dying  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/onourownterms

 

RECENT BOOKS

Bauer-Maglin, N. & Perry, D. (Eds.). (2010). Final Acts: Death, dying, and the choices we make.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

Brody, J.  (2009).  Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond: A practical primer to help you and your loved ones prepare medically, legally, and emotionally for the end of life.  New York, NY: Random House, Inc.

Byock, I.  (2012). The best care possible: A physician’s quest to transform care through the end of life.  New York, NY: Avery.

Gawande, Atul.  (2014). Being mortal:  Medicine and what matters in the end.  New York, NY: Metropolitan Books.

Halifax, J.  (2008).  Being with dying: Cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death.  Boston, MA: Shambala.

Trowbridge, D.D.  (2012).  Enso house: Caring for each other at the end of life.  Greenbank, Washington: Abiding Nowhere Press.