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Nuland, S.B. How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter. New York: Knopf, 1994. Read an excerpt.

Peppers, L. G. How to Go On Living After the Death of a Baby. Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers Limited (1985).

President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Deciding to Forego Life-Sustaining Treatment: A Report on the Ethical, Medical and Legal Issues in Treatment Decisions. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1983.

Quill, T.E. The ambiguity of clinical intentions. New England Journal of Medicine 329 (1993):1039-40.

Quill, T.E. A Midwife through the Dying Process: Stories of Healing and Hard Choice at the End of Life. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Quill, T.E., and C.K. Cassel. Nonabandonment: A central obligation for physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine 122 (1995):368-74.

Rothman, J.C. Saying Goodbye to Daniel: When Death Is the Best Choice. New York: Continuum, (1995). Read an excerpt

Rutherford, R., and T. Barr, The Death of a Christian: The Order of Christian Funerals. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, (1990).

Schiff, H. S. The Bereaved Parent. New York: Penguin Books (1978).

Schiff, H.S. Living Through Mourning: Finding Comfort and Hope When a Loved One has Died. New York: Viking (1986).

Schmookler, A.B. Living Posthumously: Confronting the Loss of Vital Powers New York: Henry Holt, (1997) Read an excerpt.

Seale, C. F. What happens in hospices: A review of research evidence. Social Science and Medicine 28 (1989):551-59.

Sharp, J., Living Our Dying: A Way to the Sacred in Everyday Life. New York: Hyperion (1996). Read an excerpt.

Sloyan, V. ed. A Sourcebook about Christian Death. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications (1990).

Solomon, M. Z., L. O’Donnell, B. Jennings, V. Guilfoy, S.M. Wolf, K. Nolan, R. Jackson, D. Koch-Weser, and S. Donnelly. Decisions near the end of life: Professional views on life-sustaining treatments. American Journal of Public Health 83 (1993):14-23.

Sontag, S. Illness as Metaphor. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1978.

Spiegel, Maura & Tristman, Richard. The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying and Living On New York, Doubleday, 1997

Sullivan, R.J. Jr. Accepting death without artificial nutrition or hydration. Journal of General Internal Medicine 8 (1993):220-24.

SUPPORT Principal Investigators. A controlled trial to improve care for seriously ill hospitalized patients: The study to understand prognoses and preferences for outcomes and risks of treatment (SUPPORT). Journal of the American Medical Association 274 (1995):1591-98. Read the abstract.

Teno, J., and J. Lynn. Voluntary active euthanasia: The individual case and public policy. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 39 (1991):827-30.

Theroux, Phyllis ed. The Book of Eulogies: A Collection of Memorial Tributes, Poetry, Essays, and Letters of Condolence. New York: Scribner (1997). Read an excerpt.

Thomas, V.R. Saying Good-bye to Grandma. New York: Clarion Books (1988).

Thomas, W.H., Life Worth Living: How Someone You Love Can Still Enjoy Life in a Nursing Home: The Eden Alternative in Action. Acton: Vander Wyk & Burnham, (1996).

Viorst, J. Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow. New York: Simon & Shuster (1986). Read an excerpt.

Viorst, J. The Tenth Good Thing About Barney. New York: Atheneum (1980).

Volicer, L., Y. Rheaume, J. Brown, K. Fabiszewski, and R. Brady. Hospice approach to the treatment of patients with advanced dementia of the Alzheimer type. Journal of the American Medical Association 256 (1986):2210-13.

Webb, Marilyn. The Good Death: The New American Search to Reshape the End of Life. New York, Bantam, 1997.

Weir, R. F. ed. Physician-Assisted Suicide. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (1997).

White, E.B. Charlotte’s Web. New York: Harper & Row (1952). Read an excerpt.