Following is a listing of available resources on end-of-life issues. In addition, Beloit Regional Hospice has over three hundred titles of books, videos and audio cassettes related to end-of-life issues. These are available to the community free of charge as part of our lending library program. We are continually upgrading the library and are interested in knowing about books or other resources that have been helpful to you. Feel free to come in to our offices at 655 Third St. Beloit, WI during regular business hours to browse or ask for assistance in finding what you need.
Links to Hospice Resources
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
The largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The section called Caring Connections provides valuable resources to caregivers, patients and professionals. www.nhpco.org
Hospice Foundation of America
A not-for-profit organization assisting those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief. www.hospicefoundation.org
The Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts of Wisconsin
The Wisconsin state organization of licensed hospices. www.hopeofwisconsin.org
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
The purpose of the HPNA is to exchange information, experiences, and ideas; to promote understanding of the specialties of hospice and palliative nursing; and to study and promote hospice and palliative nursing research. www.hpna.org
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
The only organization in the United States for physicians dedicated to the advancement of hospice/palliative medicine, its practice, research and education. www.aahpm.org
Books to Read
Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying, by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch
The Four Things that Matter Most, by Ira Byock
Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom
Companion Through the Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief, by Stephanie Ericsson.
When Parents Die, A Guide for Adults, by Edward Myers.
Living with Grief After Sudden Loss, edited by Kenneth Doka
Lifetimes, A beautiful way to explain death to children, by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
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