Death and Dying

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Circulating Collection

  • A-Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical and Cultural Aspects ed. by Brennan [HQ1073 .A22 2014]
  • Annual Editions: Dying, Death, and Bereavement  [HQ1073.5 .U6 D94]
  • At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life by Harrington [R726.8 .H365 2018]
  • Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Cacciatore [BF575 .G7 C27 2017] 
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Gawande [R726.8 .G39 2014]
  • Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death by Fersko-Weiss [R726.8 .F48 2017]
  • Cracked, Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt by Hines [RC464 .H56 A3 2013] 
  • Death of Ivan Ilyich by Tolstoy [PG3366 .S6 S6 1981]
  • Four Things That Matter Most  by Byrock [BF637 .C45 B93 2014]
  • Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial by Harris [HD9999 .U53 U536 2007]
  • Inner Life of the Dying Person by Kellehear [BF789 .D4 K45 2014]
  • Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying by Despelder et al. [BF789 .D4 D53 2014]
  • Living in Death's Shadow: Family Experiences of Terminal Care and Irreplaceable Loss by Abel [R726.8 .A23352 2017]
  • Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive by Rosenberg  [BQ5395 .R67 2000]
  • Modern Death: How Medicine Changed the End of Life by Warraich [R726.8 .W37 2017]
  • Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss  by Edelman [BF575 .D35 E34 2014; on reserve for HMS 240]
  • Mourning Handbook: A Complete Guide for the Bereaved by Fitzgerald [BF575 .G7 F57 1994]
  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sandberg & Grant [BF575 .G7 S256 2017]
  • Peaceful Dying: The  Step by Step Guide to Preserving Your Dignity, Your Choice and Your Inner Peace at the End of Life by Tobin [BF789 .D4 T63 1999]
  • Return from Heaven: Beloved Relatives Reincarnated within Your Family by Bowman [BL515 .B69 2001]
  • Right to Die: A Reference Handbook by Howard Ball [R726 .B255 2017]
  • Soul Survivor:The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot by Leininger & Gross [BL520 .L45 2009]
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Roach [R853 .H8 R635 2003]
  • Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Death and Dying by Buckley & Feldt [R726.8 .T35 2013]
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Albom [LD571 .B418 S383 1997]
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Kalanithi [RC280 .L8 K35 2016]
  • When the Dying Speak: How to Listen to and Learn from Those Facing Death by Wooten-Green [BT825 .W65 2001]
  • With the End in Mind: Dying, Death, and Wisdom in an Age of Denial by Mannix [HQ1073 .M355 2018]


DVDs on Reserve (View in Library)

  • After the End: A Journey Through Loss to Hope [Non-Circ DVD BF575 .G7 A38 2013] 
  • Bill Moyers: On Our Own Terms [Non-Circ DVD BF789 .D4 B55 2011]
  • Developing Cultural Competence [Non-Circ DVD HM 793 .D48 2008]
  • Facing Death [Non-Circ DVD R726.8 .F33 2011 + circ DVD R726.8 .F33 2011]
  • Fearless  [HMS 240 Reserves ]
  • Lessons for the Living [Non-Circ DVD R726.8 .L47 2011]
  • Me BeforeYou [Non-Circ DVD PN1997.2 .M4 2016]
  • Tuesdays with Morrie [Non-Circ DVD PN1992.77 .T84 2000]
  • Suicide Tourist [Non-Circ DVD R726 .S85 2010]
  • The Undertaking [Non-Circ DVD GT3203 .U53 2007]
  • Wit  [Non-Circ DVD PS3555 .D485 W58 2010 + HMS 240 Reserve]
  • You Don't Know Jack [Non-Circ DVD PN1997.2 .Y68 2010] 

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K. Pitcher  9/28/2015; rev. 9/28/2019