Books, Links, and More

We've compiled resources in both French and English, to give you the broadest possible range of available information. To see resources in French, click in the top right corner of the page.

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Death and dying
Being Mortal
Gawande presents a detailed, but highly readable history of how the meaning of death has changed over the past fifty or sixty... read more...
Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
Using a Buddhist approach to death, the author affirms that we can open and contact our inner strength, and that we can help... read more...
The Best Care Possible - A Physician's Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life
Dr. Ira Byock, one of the foremost palliative-care physicians in the United States iluminates one of the most important and... read more...
NewThe Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
An exquisite memoir about how to live—and love—every day with “death in the room,” from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young... read more...
Conversations on Dying: A Palliative Care Pioneer Faces His Own Death
Dr. Larry Librach was a well known  leader in the field of Palliative Care, including being the Director of the Tammy Latner... read more...
Death: The Final Stage of Growth
Dr. Kubler-Ross provides answers to questions about Death and dying. She includes the viewpoints of ministers, rabbis, doctors,... read more...
The Four Things that Matter Most: A Book About Living
Four simple phrases can help us through the unpredictability of daily life. read more...
Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness (2nd. ed.)
This book is written for a general audience by a team of specialists.  Updated since the first edition in 1999, it provides... read more...
Mortally Wounded: Stories of Soul Pain, Death and Healing
A hospice physician relates his experiences working with those close to death, and asserts that the dying process can be... read more...
Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine
This book presents serious illness as a drama of body, mind, and soul. In this drama symptoms and suffering cannot be separated... read more...