More To Explore Resources

Moments of Life

One of the great resources to help folks understand hospice is the Moments of Life website. Sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), it gives glimpses into families making hospice decisions, along with providing answers to common questions.

One of their many videos highlighted 7-year old Riley. I don’t need to write about Riley . . . you can watch for yourself.

The Moments of Life effort is to raise awareness about a subject no one wants to discuss: dying. But I encourage you to check out some of the recorded stories and also to glance at their list of resources. Read More →

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What I’m Reading: About Grief

9781566638586I’m currently reading Ron Marasco and Brian Shuff’s “About Grief.” Their book references other well-known sources on grief (like Joan Didion’s classic “The Year of Magical Thinking), but also includes the authors’ straightforward and friendly advice, insights, and truth-telling about being bereaved in the 21st century.

(I welcome your book recommendations: leave a comment or email me.)

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On the Web: Dr. Ira Byock

One of the prominent voices in hospice, Dr. Ira Byock is a physician and a writer. His website includes the books he’s written (including the brief, heartfelt “The Four Things That Matter Most”).

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