Hospice & Palliative Care Resources

Audio Resources:

Debunking Myths About Hospice / DocTalk Live Podcast   Dec 17 / 28 min

Episode Description: People are often reluctant to see hospice care because they or their loved ones have misconceptions about what hospice care is and what types of services it can provide. On this week’s episode of Doc Talk Live, host Dr. Paul Cespedes discusses what you need to know about hospice care and “Debunking Myths about Hospice” with his guest, Mr. Alfonso Montiel, CEO SilverStone Hospice.

Useful Links:

https://bkbooks.com – End of Life education materials to navigate the dying process, from diagnosis to grief.

https://theconversationproject.org/starter-kits/ –  The Conversation Project is a public engagement initiative to have every person’s wishes for end-of-life care expressed and respected.

Suggested Reading:

Awake at the Bedside – Koshin Paley Ellison, 2016

A Beginner’s Guide to the End: How to Live Life to the Full and Die a Good Death; BJ Miller, MD and Shoshana Berger; 2019, Simon and Shuster

A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last, Three Rivers Press, 1998 (any of Stephen Levine’s books)

Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, Henry Holt and Company, 2014.

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death; Joan Halifax, 2009;

Caring for Your Dead, by Lisa Carlson, Upper Access, 1998.

Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents: How to Help, How to Survive, by Claire Berman, Holt/Owl Books, 2001.

Dying Well, by Ira Byock, MD, Riverhead Trade, 1998

Extreme Measures, Jessica Zitter, MD, 2017, Avery Press

Facing Death and Finding Hope, by Christine Longaker, Doubleday, 1997.

Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Delta/Bantam, 1990.

Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss – Alan D. Wolfelt Ph.D, 2016

How Then, Shall We Live?: Four Simple Questions that Reveal the Beauty and 

Last Acts of Kindness: Lessons for the Living from the Bedside of the Dying, by Judith Redwing Keyssar RN, Createspace 2010.

How Can I Help? by Ram Dass and Paul Gorman, Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.

How We Die, Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter, by Sherwin B. Nuland, MD, Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

Kitchen Table Share the Care: How to Organize a Group Care for Someone Who Is Rituals of Healing, Using Imagery for Health and Wellness, by Jeanne Achterberg, Barbara Dossey, Leslie Kolkmeier, Bantam New Age Books, 1994.

Life After the Diagnosis; Steven Pantilat, MD, 2017, Da Capo Press

Meaning of Our Lives, by Wayne Mueller, Bantam, 1997.

Mortally Wounded, by Michael Kearney, MD, Scribner, 1996.

Seriously Ill, by Cappy Capossela and Sheila Warnock, Fireside/Simon & Schuster, 2004.

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living and When Things Fall Apart, by  Pema Chodron, Shambhala, 2004/2001

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyal Rinpoche; Harper, 1993.

The Four Things that Matter Most (2004) and The Best Care Possible (2012) by Ira Byock

The Grace in Dying, by Kathleen Dowling Singh, HarperOne, 1998.

The Way of Council by Jack Zimmerman and Virginia Coyle, Bramble Books, 1996.

The Dying Time; Practical Wisdom for the Dying and Their Caregivers, by Joan Furman and David McNabb, Bell Tower, 1997

The Good Death, by Marilyn Webb, Bantam, 1997.

The Four-fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary, by Angeles Arrien, HarperOne 1993

That you May Live Long: Caring for Our Aging Parents, Caring for Ourselves, by Richard F. Adress and Hara F. Person, UAHC, 2003.

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully, by Frank Ostaseski, 2019

The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav, 2014

Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom, Doubleday, 1997.

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart – Alan D. Wolfelt, 2004

Walking Each Other Home, by Ram Dass, 2014

Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings, by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD; Riverhead Books, 1997/2000.

When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi, MD; 2016, Random House

Who Dies, by Stephen Levine, Anchor Books, 1982.