Facing a life-limiting illness is a difficult experience for both patients and family members. The following resources may help provide support and understanding of end-of-life issues:
- Life Choices: Understanding the Importance of Planning Now For Your Needs at the End of Life by Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon. A free copy is of the booklet is available by calling the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-8222.
- How Can I Help by Ram Dass & Paul Gorman
- Someone You Love is Dying: How do you Cope? by Charles Corr
- A Good Death: Challenges, Choices, & Care Options by Charles Meyer
- Art of Dying by Patricia Weenolsen
- The Four Things that Matter Most: A Book about Living by Ira Byock
- Dying Well: Peace & Possibilities at the End of Life by Ira Byock
- Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness by Maggie Callahan
- Gone From My Sight: the Dying Experience by Barbara Karnes
Additional Online Resources
- Caring Connections is a national consumer initiative of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to improve care at the end of life.
- DyingWell.org is an online resource for people facing life-limiting illnesses, their families and their professional caregivers.
- GetPalliativeCare.org is a resource site sponsored by the Center to Advance Palliative Care, a national organization dedicated to increasing the availability of palliative care services in hospitals and other health care settings.
- International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care is a non-profit organization that aims to increase availability and access to high quality hospice and palliative care for patients and families throughout the world.