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Palliative Care Resources

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:

Recommended Reading

  • 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.
  • 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.
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