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Books - Long (psychiatric grief grieving mourning bereavement)
From the FAQ
General cancer reading
The Alpha Book on Cancer and Living. Alameda, California: The Alpha
Brenner, David J., and Eric Hall. Making the Radiation Therapy Decision.
RGA Publishing Group, 1996.
Cancer Rates and Risks, 1996. The National Cancer Institute,
Crane, Judy B. How to Survive Your Hospital Stay. Westlake Village,
California: The Center Press, 1997.
Cukier, Daniel, and Virginia McCullough. Coping with Radiation Therapy:
A Ray of Hope. Los Angeles: Lowell House, 1996.
Dollinger, M., E. Rosenbaum, and G. Cable, editors. Everyone's Guide to
Cancer Therapy. Andrews & McMeel, 1998.
Drum, D. Making the Chemotherapy Decision. Lowell House, 1997.
Friedman, A., T. Klein, and H. Friedman. Psychoneuroimmunology, Stress,
and Infection, New York: CRC Press, 1996.
Glaser, Ronald, and Janice Kiecolt-Glaser. Handbook of Human Stress and
Immunity. New York: Academic Press, 1994.
Harpham, Wendy Schlessel. After Cancer: A Guide to Your New Life. New
York: W.W. Norton, 1994.
Harpham, Wendy Schlessel. Diagnosis: Cancer. New York: W.W. Norton,
Harpham, Wendy Schlessel. When a Parent Has Cancer: A Guide to Caring
for Your Children. HarperCollins, 1997.
Hoffman, Barbara, ed., The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. A
Cancer Survivor's Almanac. Minneapolis: Chronimed, 1996.
Inlander, Charles B., ed. People's Medical Society Health Desk
Reference: Information Your Doctor Can't or Won't Tell You. New York:
Johnson, J., and L. Klein. I Can Cope: Staying Healthy with Cancer.
Minneapolis: Chronimed, 1994.
Keene, Nancy. Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Family, Friends, and
Caregivers. Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly & Associates, 1997. A good
reference for the parents of a child with NHL, some forms of which can
resemble one form of childhood leukemia.
Keene, Nancy. Working with Your Doctor: Getting the Healthcare You
Deserve. Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly & Associates, 1998.
Keene, Nancy. Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents.
Sebastopol, California: O'Reilly & Associates, 1997.
Lerner, Michael. Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of
Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer. Cambridge: The MIT
McKay, J., N. Hirano, and M. Lampenfeld. The Chemotherapy and Radiation
Therapy Survival Guide. New Harbinger Publications, 1998.
The Merck Manual, available in either the paper version or at their web
site http://www.merck.com/, is a vast resource. Many public libraries
have a copy of the Merck Manual in their non-circulating reference
Murphy, G., L. Morris, and D. Lange, editors. Informed Decisions - The
Complete Book of Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery. The American
Cancer Society. New York: Viking Press, 1997.
The National Cancer Institute's PDQ State-of-the-Art Treatment
Statements for Physicians on: Adult Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; Childhood
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; Breast Cancer and Pregnancy; Non-Hodgkin's
Lymphoma During Pregnancy; AIDS-Related Lymphomas; Cutaneous T-Cell
Lymphoma; Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma, and others.
Olson, Kaye, R.N. Surgery and Recovery: How to Reduce Anxiety and
Promote Healthy Healing. Traverse City, Michigan: Rhodes and Easton,
Radiation Therapy and You, a fifty-page booklet, is available from the
U.S. National Cancer Institute by calling 1-800-4-CANCER.
Schover, L. ***uality and Fertility After Cancer. New York: John Wiley &
Spiegel, David. Living Beyond Limits: New Hope and Health for Facing
Life-Threatening Illness. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1994.
Youngson, Robert, with the Diagram Group. The Surgery Book. New York:
St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Zakarian, Beverly. The Activist Cancer Patient. New York: John Wiley &
Zukerman, Eugenia, and Julie Ingelfinger. Coping with Prednisone (and
other cortisone-related medicines). New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997
Breast cancer books
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book 3rd Edition Author: Dr. Susan Love M.D.
Books about general treatment
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas - Making Sense of Diagnosis, Treatment, and
Options by Lorraine Johnson, O'Reilly 1999
Coping With Radiation Therapy: A Ray of Hope by Virginia McCullough and
Daniel Cukier, 1996
Books about radiation therapy
Making the Radiation Therapy Decision by David Brenner et. al 1997
Books about chemotherapy
Making the Chemotherapy Decision by David Drum & Michael Van-Scoy Mosher
Coping with Chemotherapy by Nancy Bruning 1993, Ballentine
Coping With Prednisone and Other Cortisone-Related Medicines: It May
Work Miracles, but How Do You Handle the Side Effects? By Eugenia
Zukerman and Julie Ingelfinger, MD 1997, St. Martins Press
Books about both chemo and radiation
The Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy Survival Guide by Judith McKay
and Nancee Hirano, 1998
Books about effects from treatment
Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy by John
Hodgkin's Disease: The Consequences of Survival by Mortimer J. Lacher,
John R. Redman
Books about cancer for children
Clifford, Christine. Our Family Has Cancer, Too! Pfeifer-Hamilton
Fromer, Margot Joan. Surviving Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Families.
Harpham, Wendy Schlessel. Becky and the Worry Cup: A Children's Book
About a Parent's Cancer. HarperCollins, 1997.
Kohlenberg, Sherry. Sammy's Mommy Has Cancer. New York: Magination,
1993. For preschoolers.
Martin, Ann M. Jessi's Wish (Baby-Sitters Club No. 48) . Apple, 1991.
Through Danielle, who has cancer, Jessi learns new things about herself.
Trillin, Alice. Dear Bruno. New Press, 1996. A cartoon book about
adjusting to cancer, primarily but not exclusively for children.
Books about dying for children
Take this list to your local library or search an online bookstore for
the following titles:
Buscaglia, Leo. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf. New York: C.B. Slack,
Hitch****, R. Tim's Dad: A Story About a Boy Whose Father Dies. Human
Services, Springfield, Illinois, 1998.
Holden, L.D. Gran-Gran's Best Trick: A Story for Children Who Have Lost
Someone They Love. New York: Magination, 1989.
Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When a Parent Dies. New York: Alfred A.
LeShan, Ed. Learning to Say Good-by: When a Parent Dies. New York:
O'Toole Donna. Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope. Burnsville, North Carolina:
Celo Press, 1988.
Vigna, J. Saying Good-bye to Daddy. Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert
White, E.B. Charlotte's Web. New York: Harper & Row, 1952.
Books about dying
Look in your public library for these titles about dying:
Basta, Lofty. A Graceful Exit: Life and Death on Your Own Terms. New
York: Plenum Press, 1996.
Bernard, Jan, and Miriam Schneider. The True Work of Dying. New York:
Avon Books, 1996.
Callanan, Maggie, and Patricia Kelley. Final Gifts: Understanding the
Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. New York:
Bantam Books, 1997.
Furman, Joan, and David McNabb. The Dying Time: Practical Wisdom for the
Dying. New York: Bell Tower, 1997.
Groopman, Jerome. The Measure of Our Days. New York: Viking Press, 1997.
Humphry, Derek. Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and
Assisted Suicide for the Dying. The Hemlock Society, 1997.
The Rights of the Dying by David Kessler, published by Vermillion (a UK
imprint of Ebury Press and Random House; 1997; ISBN 0 09 186413 5; 204
Kramp, Erin Tierney, Douglas H. Kramp, Douglas H. and Emily P. McKhann.
Living with the End in Mind: A Practical Checklist for Living Life to
the Fullest by Embracing Your Mortality. Three Rivers Press, 1998.
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. Death: The Final Stage of Growth. New York:
Simon and Schuster, 1975.
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. Living with Death and Dying. New York:
Touchstone (Simon and Schuster), 1981.
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. Macmillan, 1969.
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. To Live Until We Say Good-bye. New York:
Fireside (Simon and Schuster), 1978.
Lattanzi-Licht, Marcia, John Mahoney, and Galen Miller. The Hospice
Choice: In Pursuit of a Peaceful Death. New York: Fireside (Simon and
McPhelimy, Lynn. In the Checklist of Life: A Working Book to Help You
Live and Leave Life. AAIP Publishing Company, 1997.
Nuland, Sherwin. How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter. New
York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
Ray, M. Catherine. I'm with You Now: A Guide Through Incurable Illness
for Patients, Families, and Friends. New York: Bantam Books, 1997.
Weenolsen, Patricia. The Art of Dying. New York: St. Martin's Press,
Lynn, J. L., Schuster, J. L., & Kabcenell, A. K. (2000). Improving care
for the end-of-life. New York: Oxford University Press. This text
provides guidance on how to improve care at the end of life. The
chapters rely heavily on the experiences of the four dozen teams who
participated in a year-long collaboration to examine how to improve care
at the end of life. The teams made changes in four critical areas,
controlling pain and other symptoms, improving advanced care planning,
helping and comforting patients and families; and developing continuity
of care. The book provides information on major causes of death and
describes opportunities for the quality of life for those affected by
McKhann, C. M. (1999). A time to die: The place for physician
assistance. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Drawing upon in-depth
interviews with people who were dying from a variety of illnesses, the
author examines the dying process encountered in painful and
debilitating diseases, discusses the needs of patients and their
families and discusses many aspects of physician-assisted dying. The
author describes the forms of physician-assisted dying currently taking
place and discusses moral, religious, legal and public policy issues.
Neimeyer, R. A. (2001). Meaning, reconstruction and the experience of
loss. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Presents a
comprehensive portrayal of grief and loss as a process of
meaning-making. Drawing upon both quantitative and qualitative studies,
contributors summarize and evaluate research on construction of life
narratives in the wake of loss, post-traumatic growth, family processes
of meaning negotiation, and the reformulation of personal identity in
the aftermath of bereavement. Constructivist shifts in psychodynamic,
cognitive-behavioral , and systemic theories are considered, yielding
insights into particular contexts of loss (as in the death of a child,
or contending with partner loss to AIDS) and the****utic approaches to
grief counseling and therapy.
Neimeyer, R. A. (2001). Lessons of loss: A guide to coping. New York:
Brunner Routledge. Building on the idea of grieving as a process of
meaningful reconstruction, this book offers concepts and methods for
facilitating integration of loss through a variety of narrative and
Nuland, S. B. (1995). How we die: Reflections on life's final chapter.
New York: Vintage Books. The author examines the seven most common roads
to death: old age, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, accidents, heart disease,
and stroke. In an attempt to demythologize death, he presents it in its
biological and clinical reality, as seen by those who are witness to it
and as felt by those who experience it.
Rando. T. A. (Ed.). (2000). Clinical dimensions of anticipatory
mourning: Theory and practice in working with the dying, their loved
ones and their caregivers. Champaign, IL: Research Press. The events
preceding a persons death have a profound effect on that person's dying
experience and the pre and post death bereavement of survivors. This
text includes chapters by persons at the forefront in the area of
anticipatory mourning. Topics range from clinical knowledge and theory
to the specifics of anticipatory mourning from the perspectives of the
different parties involved.
Steinberg, M. D., & Youngner, S. J. (Eds.). (1998). End-of-life
decisions: A psychosocial perspective. Washington, DC: American
Psychiatric Press. Striking a balance between the need for patient
autonomy and the need to make well-formulated treatment decisions, the
authors explore the roles psychiatrist can play as adviser to terminally
ill patients and their loved ones. The authors describe the range of
emotional and psychiatric issues faced by terminally ill patients, their
families, and physicians, which affect choices patients make to limit
treatment or to ask for assistance in dying.
Webb, M. (1997). The good death: The new American search to reshape the
end of life. New York: Bantam Books. Based on more than six years of
firsthand research and reporting, The Good Death examines the medical,
legal and ethical controversies that surround end-of-life care, and
explores how these controversies affect individuals and families. The
author introduces the reader to leading doctors, medical ethicists, pain
specialists and legal experts working to improve care at the end of
Weenolsen, P. (1996). The art of dying: How to leave this world with
dignity and grace, at peace with yourself and your loved ones. New York:
St. Martin's Griffin. Written for the dying person, this book helps one
to resolve the spiritual, emotional, and physical concerns unique to
this time. The book includes very practical information about arranging
finances, advanced directives and ideas about what to expect in the last
few moments before death.