Helpful Resources

Below are helpful resources to books, websites links, and documents to help make decisions, know what to expect, and grieving loss.


The following lists are books that may be helpful in dealing with issues related to Hospice, death, dying, grief, spiritual care, relaxation and other related topics.

Death and Dying

Death: The Final Stage of Growth -1997

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

On Death and Dying -2003

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

On Death and Dying / Questions and Answers on Death and Dying / On Life after Death -2002

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Working Through It -1997

by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

How Could I Not Be Among You? -1973

by Ted Rosenthal

Hospice, Home Care, AIDS/HIV

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People (7th edition) -2017

by Nancy L. Mace MA, Peter V. Rabins MD, MPH

Home Care: A Practical Alternative to Extended Hospitalization -1980

by Evelyn Baulch

The Hospice Handbook: A Complete Guide -1993

by Larry Beresford

Coming Home: A Guide to Dying at Home with Dignity -1987

by Deborah Duda

AIDS-The Ultimate Challenge -1987

by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Home Care for Dying -1985

by Deborah Whiting Little

Hospice Movement: A Better Way of Caring for the Dying -1992

by Sandol Stoddard

Children’s Books Regarding Death and Dying

The Dead Bird -2016

by Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Christian Robinson

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages -1982

by Leo Buscaglia

My Grandpa Died Today -1983

by Joan Fassler

Talking about Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child -2011

by Earl A. Grollman

Gramp -1978

By Mark Jury, Dan Jury

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children -1983

by Bryan Mellonie, Robert Ingpen


The Beauty of What Remains:

How Our Greatest Fear Becomes Our Greatest Gift – 2021

by Steve Leder

Loss and How to Cope with It -1977

by Joanne E Bernstein

Learning to Say Good-bye: When a Parent Dies -1976

by Eda LeShan

How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies -1988

by Therese A. Rando

When Bad Things Happen to Good People -1981

by Harold S. Kushner

The Bereaved Parent -1977

by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

Beyond Grief:

A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One -1987

by Carol Staudacher

Inspiration and Health

Sharing the Darkness: The Spirituality of Caring -1992

by Sheila Cassidy

Love Is Letting Go of Fear (3rd edition) -2010

by Gerald G. Jampolsky MD

Healing with Love: The Art and Science of Healing Yourself and Others through Love and Grace -2017

by Leonard Laskow MD

The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society -1979 by Henri J. M. Nouwen

Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing -1998

by Bernie S. Siegel MD

Peace, Love and Healing: Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self-Healing -1990

by Bernie S. Siegel MD

Relaxation (taking care of you)

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook -2019

by Martha Davis PhD, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman MSW, Matthew McKay PhD

The Healing Power of Humor: Techniques for Getting Through Loss, Setbacks, Upsets, Disappointments, Difficulties, Trials, Tribulations, and All That Not-So-Funny

Stuff -1989

by Allen Klein

Managing Stress Before It Manages You -1980

by Jenny Steinmetz


Helpful booklets to guide you through hospice care.

When the Time Comes

A Caregiver’s Guide

Dying is a natural part of life, but many people do not have experience caring for someone during the dying process and find themselves navigating through new and unfamiliar territory. This booklet is a helpful guide. Click on the icon below to download.

Facing Hard Choices

A Guide to Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

At the end-of-life, patients and their loved ones are often faced with tough emotional decisions. You may be faced with hard choices about artificial nutrition and hydration. This booklet is a helpful guide. Click on the icon below to download.

When You Are Grieving

A Guide to Understanding Loss

Grief is the natural way we cope with loss. It is the sum of everything you feel when something or someone important to you is no longer in your life. Grief can leave you feeling exhausted, raw, and overwhelmed. This booklet is a helpful guide. Click on the icon below to download.