A list of children’s books designed to promote conversation about dementia.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Julie Nierenberg is the author of ‘Daddy, this is it. Being-with My Dying Dad’, a personal account of a daughter’s journey with her father at the end of his life. Julie speaks to ehospice about the experience of writing this book and the lessons she has learned in the process.
It seems that a reasonable place to start is at the end. There are few constants in this world such as entropy, God, change, and death. It’s Okay to Die by Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy addresses the last efficiently and allows the reader to understand the opportunity that we all have to help patients take the steps they need to die in a manner they desire.
This evidenced-based book covers the prognostication and assessment of relevant, advanced-illness clinical problems, the management of symptoms, and the physical and spiritual treatment of palliative patients in the emergency department through their last hours of living.
Grief and Bereavement in the Adult Palliative Care Setting provides practical, evidence-based, and clinically effective approaches to understanding the multifaceted nature of grief and bereavement in patients with advanced illness and their caregivers. This handbook is an ideal tool for palliative care providers of various disciplines who provide direct clinical services to patients and family members.
I wanted to alert the Geripal community about a wonderful and interesting book written by one of our colleagues: Open Wound, The Tragic Obsession of William Beaumont by Jason Karlawish form the University of Pennsylvania.
It is definitely a good sign to see so many new self-help books on planning for death. It heightens social awareness of these important, yet too-often-neglected issues.