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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Quality of life
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...
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...
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness [Paperback]
Based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this book shows you how to use this natural,... 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...
The Healing Circle
This book follows the format of a “Skills for Healing Weekend Retreat” developed and led by the authors. The chapters alternate... read more...
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment--And Your Life
Great book for beginners containing a CD with five guided mindfulness meditations. read more...