This bibliography was prepared by the staff of NPR's All Things Considered and contains both books and journal articles dealing with terminal illness, symptom management, bereavement, grief, and medical and social policy relating to the care of the terminally ill. Many of the books listed will be available in community libraries and bookstores; the journal articles will likely only be available in University or Medical School libraries, through inter-library loan, or perhaps online through the National Library of Medicine's
Medline database. Some selections are excerpted in the readings section of this Web site and can be accessed using the links provided.

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Agee, J. A Death in the Family. New York: Bantam, (1983).

Anderson, Patricia, with interview from Marilee Longacre. All of Us: Americans Talk About the Meaning of Death. Delacort (1996). Read an excerpt

Andrews, M., E.R. Bell, S.A. Smith, J.F. Tischler, and J.M. Veglia. Dehydration in terminally ill patients: Is it appropriate palliative care? Post-graduate Medicine 93 (1993):201-3.

Aoun, H. From the eye of the storm, with the eyes of a physician. Annals of Internal Medicine 116(1991):335-38.

Aries, P. The Hour of Our Death. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. 1-651.

Barley, Nigel. Grave Matters: A Lively History of Death Around the World. New York, Henry Holt, 1997.

Baxter, D.J. The Least of These My Brethren: A Doctor's Story of Hope and Miracles on an Inner-City AIDS Ward. New York: Crown, (1997) Read an excerpt.

Bernardin, J. The Gift of Peace. Chicago: Loyola Press, (1997). Read an excerpt.

Bernat, J.L., B. Gert, and R.P. Mogielnicki. Patient refusal of hydration and nutrition: An alternative to physician-assisted suicide or voluntary active euthanasia. Archives of Internal Medicine 153 (1993):2723-28.

Brookes, T. Signs of Life: A Memoir of Dying and Discovery New York. Random House, (1997). Read an excerpt.

Byock, I. Dying Well: The Prospect for Growth at the End of Life. New York. Riverhead Books, (1997). Read an excerpt.

Cassell, C.K. The patient-physician covenant: An affirmation of Asklepios. Annals of Internal Medicine 124 (1996):604-6.

Cassel, C.K., and D.E. Meier. Morals and moralism in the debate over euthanasia and assisted suicide. New England Journal of Medicine 323 (1990):750-52.

Cassell, E. J. The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. Read an excerpt.

Cassell, E.J. Recognizing suffering. Hastings Center Report, May-June 1991, 24-31.

Cherny, N.I., and R.K. Portenoy. Sedation in the management of refractory symptoms: Guidelines for evaluation and treatment. Journal of Palliative Care 10 (1994):31-38.

Committee on Care at the End of Life, Marilyn J. Field and Christine K. Cassel, editors. Approaching Death: Improving Care at the End of Life. National Academy Press, Washington, 1997. Text Available Online

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association. Decisions near the end of life. Journal of the American Medical Association 276(1992):2229-33.

Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association. Good care of the dying patient. Journal of the American Medical Association 275 (1996):474-78.

Cowart, D.S. Confronting death in oneís own way. Pain Forum 4 (1995): 179-81.

Crider, T. Give Sorrow Words: A Fatherís Passage Through Grief. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books (1997).

Cummins, R. O. Matters of life and death: Conversations among patients, families, and their physicians. Journal of General Internal Medicine 7 (1992):563-65.

Daniel, John. Looking After: A Son's Memoir. Washington, Counterpoint, 1996.

de Hennezel, M. Intimate Death: How the Dying Teach Us How to Live. New York: Knopf (1997) Read an excerpt.

Doka, Kenneth J., J. Davidson, eds. Living With Grief: When Illness is Prolonged. The Hospice Foundation of America. Washington, D.C.: Taylor & Francis. 1997. Read an excerpt.

Donnelly, K.F. Recovering from the Loss of a Sibling. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company (1988).

Frankl, V.E. Manís Search for Meaning. Rev. ed. New York: Washington Square, 1984.

Garfield, C.A. Psychosocial Care of the Dying Patient. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1978.

Godkin, M. A., J. J. Krant, and J. J. Doster. The impact of hospice care on families. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine (1983):153-165.

Grey, A. The spiritual component of palliative care. Palliative Medicine 8(1994):215-21.


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