Raising awareness about death

The Art of Dying

This book by Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick presents “accounts by the dying and those who have been with the dying in their final hours” in order to help readers to see and understand death as a process, not a single end moment. The evidence gathered here “suggests we are more than brain function, and … Read more

New Study Shows Some Patients Who ‘Died’ but Survived Report Lucid ‘Near-Death Experiences’

What happens when we actually die—when our heart stops and all electrical activity “flatlines” in our brain? Scientists have not given up on providing their own answers and are making some progress in better understanding the brain’s process of transitioning from life to death. Sam Parnia is an associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone … Read more

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

We know of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’  classic Five Stages of Grief. David Kessler has continued that journey to discover a sixth stage: meaning. In this book, Kessler gives readers a roadmap to remembering those who have died with more love than pain; he shows us how to move forward in a way that honours our loved … Read more

A Peaceful Piggy’s Guide to Sickness and Death Sadness and Love

Experiencing a loved one’s illness or death is challenging for both children and their grownups. With three distinct sections to choose from—when someone we love is sick, dying, or has died—this guide will help you easily find soothing and practical mindfulness activities focused on what your young one needs in order to guide them through … Read more

The Salami Salesman and His Daughter Falafel: What an Older Man’S Death Can Teach Us About How and How Not to Care for the Frail and Dying

Dr Laurie Mallery is a practising physician of internal and geriatric medicine at a major urban teaching hospital, where she takes care of frail older patients and sees a lot of dying. But Dr Mallery writes this account, not only as a physician but as a daughter caring for a frail parent at the end … Read more

Confessions of a Griever

You’re NOT crazy and your feelings ARE normal.   By using humour, Chrystal Webster wants readers to know they are not alone. Confessions of a Griever provides “laughable lessons when life just sucks”. Her story of infant loss and infertility is not unique; at the same time, she found herself lonely and debilitated from the … Read more

Hard Choices for Loving People & Light in the Shadows by Hank Dunn

Hank Dunn, MDiv, is an ordained healthcare chaplain who, during his career of over 30 years, has helped countless patients and their families navigate healthcare decisions during serious illness. He has gathered insights from these patients and compiled them into two easy-to-read books. Hard Choices for Loving People is a compassionate guide for helping patients and … Read more

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