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McCullough, Dennis, MY MOTHER, YOUR MOTHER: embracing "slow Medicine," includes practical ideas to help with the "anticipatory "attending" to an elder's changing needs rather than waiting for crises that force acute medical interventions. 

Byock, Ira MD, DYING WELL: the prospect for growth at the end of life: Riverhead, 1997 Read about this book

Lynn, Joanne MD, HANDBOOK FOR MORTALS, Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness: George Washington University, 1999. Read this book's contents in a popup window

Morris, Virginia, TALKING ABOUT DEATH WON'T KILL YOU, a book on reclaiming the forgotten art of dying well. Workman Publishing, New York, 2001. Click here to order this book

Byock, Ira MD, THE FOUR THINGS THAT MATTER MOST, a book about our most valuable possessions-the relationships with those we love. Free Press, 2004. Read about this book

Dunn, Hank. HARD CHOICES FOR LOVING PEOPLE: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness. Available in Spanish and English. It covers the most common medical treatment decisions faced by those who are living with a life-threatening illness. www.hardchoices.com

McCue, Kathleen, HOW TO HELP CHILDREN THROUGH A PARENT'S SERIOUS ILLNESS, Supportive, practical advice from a leading child life specialist. St. Martin's Griffin, 1994. Click here to see sample pages of this book.

Callanan, Maggie and Kelley, Patricia, FINAL GIFTS, Understanding the special awareness, needs, and communications of the dying. Bantam Books, 1997. Click here to order this book

Hallenbeck, James L. MD, PALLIATIVE CARE PERSPECTIVES, resource for physicians and clinicians of palliative care. Oxford University Press, 2003. Read this book's contents in a popup window

Lynn, Joanne MD, Schuster, Janice Lynch, Kabcenell, Andrea, IMPROVING CARE FOR THE END OF LIFE, a sourcebook for health care managers and clinicians, Oxford University Press, 2000. Read this book's contents in a popup window

Colby, William H., LONG GOODBYE, The deaths of Nancy Cruzan, Hay House, 2002. More about this book

McLeod, Beth Witrogen (Editor), AND THOU SHALT HONOR, The Caregiver's Companion, St. Martin's Press, 2002

Ray, M. Catherine, I'M WITH YOU NOW, a guide through incurable illness for patients, families and friends, Bantam Books, 1997