Great books you'd recommend

  1. Hi! I was wondering what hospice books you would recommend...either specifically for nurses or just good resources. Thanks!

    Mandee
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   aimeee
    Dying Well by Dr. Ira Byock is a good one and my personal favorite is Kitchen Table Wisdom by Dr. Rachel Remen. Kitchen Table Wisdom is about what we learn from each other and about ourselves via the stories we tell.
  4. by   Wren
    Mandee,

    I am not sure if you are looking for a clinical book or not but if so, I LOVE the book "Symptom Control in Hospice and Palliative Care" by Peter Kaye. It is my very favorite all around Hospice book and it is portable enough to go in your nursing bag or keep in your car for a reference. I've had it a long time and I don't really remember where I got it but I am sure you can find a copy somewhere.

    I also like Dying Well by Ira Byock.....he is terrific and I'd read anything he wrote.

  5. by   Mithrah
    On Death and Dying by Elizabeth Kubler Ross. I thought it was a wonderful book and had wonderful stories about how patients felt about their poor prognosis.
  6. by   jansgalRN
    Final Gifts is a great book for HCPs and families. Personal experiences composed by nurses. I've read it several times and I loan it to family members to help them understand the dying process. Dying well is also great!
  7. by   carleah
    My favorite book by far (and I'm a brand new hospice nurse) but it is Terminal Illness: A Guide to Nursing Care
    by Charles E. Kemp
    I will use this one a lot ! carleah
  8. by   STM
    Originally posted by jansgalRN
    Final Gifts is a great book for HCPs and families. Personal experiences composed by nurses. I've read it several times and I loan it to family members to help them understand the dying process. Dying well is also great!




    I agree, Final Gifts is the most awesome I've read so far. Tuesdays with Maury is excellent also...For references...I have found that a book for ALS, BY David Oliver...Palliative care in MND, has so much about palliative care in general that I love it.
  9. by   ChicagolandRN
    I like one called Sacred Passage by Margaret Coverly.
  10. by   Dixen81
    Who is the author of Final Gifts?
  11. by   aimeee
    Final Gifts is by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley.

    Final Gifts

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