End of Life
Reclaim Grace and Dignity for Your Dying Loved One; factsheet by Megory Anderson, produced for www.SacredDying.org
Book by James Woodward. Written for those who embrace the realities of death and those who stand in the presence of death, this book can be used alone or with others. Practical exercises and questions for reflection are contained within each chapter to help the reader understand the life that prepares us for death.
Inspirational Youtube video on the subject of community support for the dying.
Book by Gerhard Reisch. The issue of coming to terms with death and dying is one with which many people struggle today. This book is intended to serve those who wish to face the difficulties of this threshold and will be of immense help, if the time is taken to live with and reflect upon the verses and images, allowing them to reveal their inner meaning.
Multi-disciplinary palliative care team providing care for all people with pain and symptoms, and for all those facing death and bereavement. Medical and nursing care at home, advice on assistance with self-care and independence, advice on all aspects of nutrition, financial and social problems, support for partners, friends and family.
Book by Karen Macmillan et al. Linked PDF copy hosted by Alberta Health Services, Canada.
National charity supporting people at the end of life to have what they consider to be a good death by providing advice and information around their rights and choices. Leading provider of free Advance Decisions in the UK and also conducts and reviews research around rights and choices in end-of-life care.
Advice from Macmillan Cancer Support.
Article by Monica Williams-Murphy MD on the divide between what we want for end of life and what we actually receive, in terms of our surroundings and wishes.
Book by Jonathan Charles Wilson.
Practical advice on preparing for death.
Supporting people on low incomes to plan affordable funerals; free advice and support to prevent funeral debt for bereaved, dying or older people and their families.
Explorations of death and spirituality, primarily focussed on video blogs.
Book by Andrew Anastasios. Confronts the taboos associated with death; subjects covered include planning a personalised funeral; ways to help people who are terminally ill; making an emotional will; organ donation; creating online memorials; opening the conversation with children; things to do before you die; and a host of other topics. ISBN 978-1-74066-553-7
Raising awareness of dying, death and bereavement. The Dying Matters Coalition encourages people to talk about their wishes towards the end of their lives, including where they want to die and their funeral plans with friends, family and loved ones. This website will help you start those conversations. Talking about dying makes it more likely that you, or your loved one, will die as you might have wished and it will make it easier for your loved ones if they know you have had a ‘good death’.
Book by Richard Reoch. This guide shows how openness, advance planning and the use of complementary therapies can benefit dying people. It gives an emphasis on herbal remedies, flower essences, exercises and massage techniques, all chosen under the direct supervision of authors and teachers in these fields.
Globally-run information resource featuring news, commentary and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative and end of life care. Aimed at anyone with a professional or personal interest in palliative care, ehospice offers a single point of access to intelligence and good practice from around the world, with the aim of helping to improve patient care globally. It brings together the expertise and experience of the global hospice and palliative care community.
Academic articles published by Santa Clara University, USA.
Supporting you through life, helping you cope with death. News and features on end of life care and bereavement.
Book by Marion Stroud
Book by Averil Stedeford.
One-stop-shop for end of life planning. Offers spirited, bold, pragmatic and creative approaches to delicate and often difficult subjects. Features pages on making a Will, funeral planning and tips on coping with loss.
UK charity for hospice care. If you are a patient, carer or have an interest in hospice and palliative care explore this site for information, support or to get involved.
Information and help on this rare form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure.
Article by Martin Beckford, The Telegraph. Elderly people are being treated like inmates in prison by uncaring nurses, Sir Michael Parkinson has claimed, as he promotes a drive to ensure patients live with dignity and respect in hospitals and care homes.
Free online magazine published by the Natural Death Centre; contains stories around losing a loved one - and how people have coped afterwards - and some very useful information about the practicalities around funerals.
Charity offering help, support, advice or guidance planning a funeral, either for yourself or for someone close to you.
Book by Stephanie Weinrich. Advises on all matters relating to death and dying, and in particular aims to increase awareness of environmentally friendly funeral choices.
Palliative care and bereavement services for children.
Book by Julia Watson
Rosetta Life is a group of film makers, dancers, writers and musicians who initiate creative partnerships with people living with life-threatening illness, families, carers and friends, to address what most matters and share it with a wider audience. This Youtube channel features videos themed around life-limiting illness.
Social network hub for discussion and media on end of life issues.
Book by Julie Stokes. Helps adults explain and support children struggling to understand the diagnosis of cancer in a family.
BBC Radio extract, The Today Programme, 12th January 2012, 0820. Parkinson - the government's National Dignity Ambassador - talks about visiting care homes and hospitals around the country, observing good and bad practice.
Provides links to helpful resources on topics covering, death, dying, terminal illness, hospice information, help for caregivers, near death and afterlife studies and information, recommended books on death, dying, terminal illness, and afterlife, other links resources, and more.
Report by BBC News. UK identified as having one of the best systems for end of life care in a study by Economist Intelligence Unit.
Book by David Kessler. Explores the experience of dying, which readers have found comforting and hopeful.
Resources, stories, art and reflections to help people live with change, loss and death.
Book by Morrell and Smith. Practical guide to arranging the funeral you want.
Book by David Kuhl. Addresses issues of pain and fear and enhancing end of life.
Article by Dr Robert Lanza
Article by Dr Robert Lanza