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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Family
As Big as it Gets: Supporting a Child when a Parent is Seriously Ill
This booklet provides a range of ideas for parents and carers so that they feel able to involve their children in what is... 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...
Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness and the Search for Meaning
This book follows patients and their loved ones on a path that brings them into a kind of underworld of experience that has... 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...
The Girls in the Front Row: exploring the impact of losing a mother young
"The Girls in the Front Row" explores the experiences of fourteen women, aged sixteen to ninety, who have all lost their... 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...
Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Care About Has Alzheimer's: 100 Practical Ideas for Families, Friends and Caregivers
This book addresses the challenges faced by families and friends of those living with Alzheimer; it reveals how their feelings... read more...
"I don't have time for this": A compassionate guide to caring for your parents and yourself.
As well known palliative care physician, Ira Byock, notes "the author deftly melds personal and professional experience to... read more...
Moments that Matter: Cases in Ethical Eldercare
Dr Gordon, geriatrician, ethicist, educator, speaker, and author, has written this guide for family members to help support... read more...