Whether you are a physician, a nurse, or a hospice volunteer, these resources are essential items for your End-of-Life Care library:

Brayne, S. & Fenwick, P. (2008). End-of-life experiences: A guide for carers of the dying. Retrieved from:


Byock, I. (1997). Dying well: The prospect for growth at the end of life. New York, NY: Riverhead Books.

Byock, I. (2004). The four things that matter most: A book about living. New York, NY: Free Press.


Callanan, M. (1994). Final journeys: A practical guide for bringing care and comfort at the end of life. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Callanan, M. & Kelley, P. (1992). Final gifts: Understanding the special awareness, needs, and communication of the dying. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Collett, M. (1999). At home with dying: A Zen hospice approach. Boulder, CO: Shambhala.

Everhart, M.  (2015).  Language lesson.  YouTube video.  Retrieve at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcY4MrTcSr0

Foos-Graber, A. (1989). Deathing: An intelligent alternative for the final moments of life. York Beach, ME: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

Gawande, Atul. (2014). Being mortal: Medicine and what matters in the end. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company.

Groves, R. & Klauser, H. (2005). The American book of dying: Lessons in healing spiritual pain. Berekely, CA & Toronto, Canada: Celestial Arts.

Halifax, J. (2008). Being with dying: Cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death. Boulder, CO: Shambhala.

Halifax, J. & Simon, T. (2011, May 3). Being with Dying. Insights at the edge podcast. Retrieve at:

http://www.soundstrue.com/store/weeklywisdom/?page=single&category=IATE &episode=3340