Books that help nurses deal with death

  1. Does anybody know of any books that help deal with death as a nurse? Specifically oncology nursing? Or articles even
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  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    No books. Just time and experience, and it will still hurt when you lose someone you care for.
  4. by   danceyrun
    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    No books. Just time and experience, and it will still hurt when you lose someone you care for.
    Thank you, suesquatch
  5. by   Jennifer0512
    Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley (both hospice nurses)
  6. by   QuiltDog
    I agree. Final Gifts is required reading at the hospice where I work.
  7. by   nurseprnRN
    The classic Elisabeth Kubler-Ross is the best place to get started. "On Death and Dying."


    I also recently read "Rounds with Oscar," which might be a different perspective.

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