When Autumn Comes
Explores death from the perspective of a hospice volunteer. The expanded 2006 edition has been designed for use in volunteer training programs. Includes a Preface by Les Morgan of Growth House with an overview of how volunteers give service in hospice settings.
The Hospice Handbook
A good overview of hospice care with advice on how to choose a provider. Author Larry Beresford is one of the Growth House bloggers.
Author Margaret Coberly, a hospice nurse, shows how to provide fearless, compassionate care for the dying from a Buddhist perspective.
Growth House Radio's Education Channel includes an audio file of Margaret Coberly reading a selection on talking with dying people.
Transitions in Dying and Bereavement: A Psychosocial Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care
Explains the key transitions chronically ill and dying people and their families face during the process from diagnosis to death to bereavement.
The Hospice Choice
A good overview of hospice care with advice on how to choose a provider.
Scope and Standards of Hospice and Palliative Nursing Practice
American Nurses Association. Covers the specifics of the general and advanced practice levels of hospice and palliative care specialties in a variety of settings. Summarizes the development and status, standards of care, standards of professional practice, and measurement criteria.
Hospice and Palliative Care: Concepts and Practice, Second Edition
By Walter B. Forman, Denice C. Sheehan, Robert P. Anderson. New edition of this authoritative professional guide from a team that includes some of the world's top specialists.
The Complete Bedside Companion
This comprehensive and compassionate handbook is an excellent guide for home caregiving to the seriously sick and dying.
Hospice Care for Patients With Advanced Progressive Dementia
An outstanding technical reference for this difficult type of care.
Symptom Management Algorithms for Palliative Care
By Linda D. Seaman. This technical resource for palliative care professionals presents decision algorithms for assessment and management of pain and common symptoms in terminal illness. Includes material on appetite problems and their relation to palliative nutrition. The author is the Medical Director for Providence Hospice of Yakima Washington.
Hospice Care For Children
A professional resource book for this special type of service.
At Home With Terminal Illness
A simple handbook for home hospice care.
I'm Here To Help
Basic communication skills for hospice volunteers and staff. A great choice for anyone working in a hospice setting.
Volunteers in Hospice and Palliative Care: A Handbook for Volunteer Service Managers
By Derek Doyle. Provides comprehensive, practical guidance on the responsibilities of those who lead, coordinate, and manage volunteers in small hospices, large specialist palliative care units, and general hospitals. Covers selection, training, supervision and support, and legal and ethical issues.