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Advanced cancer : living each day

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U.S. National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, Md.: National Cancer Institute , 1998.
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Call Number
BF575 U58a 1998
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Corporate Author
U.S. National Cancer Institute
Place of Publication
Bethesda, Md.
Publisher
National Cancer Institute
Publication Date
1998
Series
NIH publication 03-856
NIH publication 98-856
Subjects
Palliative Care
Attitude to Death
Terminal Care
Popular Works
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
BF575 U58a 1998

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Art of conversation through serious illness : lessons for caregivers

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McQuellon, Richard P, Cowan, Michael A. New York, NY: Oxford University Press , 2010.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 M377 2010
Availability
6 copies, 6 available
Author
McQuellon, Richard P
Cowan, Michael A
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2010
Physical Description
xv, 144 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects
Terminal Care
Attitude to Death
Caregivers - psychology
Critical Illness
Empathy
Communication
Terminally Ill
Neoplasms -psychology
Popular Works
ISBN
9780195389227
0195389220
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Vancouver Cancer Info Ctr
Kelowna Cancer Info Ctr
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Abbotsford Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 D4 M377 2010

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Jones, Diane Jarvis. Vancouver, B.C.: Diane Jarvis Jones , 1995.
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Call Number
BF575 C5 J76 1995
Availability
7 copies, 7 available
The narrator remembers being a baby and being given a button blanket by Aunt Mary. Aunt Mary comes to live with the family when the narrator is five and she is seriously ill and dying. She sings a song to the young child who is afraid of death but does not understand its meaning. After the death of…
Author
Jones, Diane Jarvis
Place of Publication
Vancouver, B.C.
Publisher
Diane Jarvis Jones
Publication Date
1995
Subjects
Grief
Family
Attitude to Death
Parent-Child Relations
Infant
Child
Juvenile Literature
Abstract
The narrator remembers being a baby and being given a button blanket by Aunt Mary. Aunt Mary comes to live with the family when the narrator is five and she is seriously ill and dying. She sings a song to the young child who is afraid of death but does not understand its meaning. After the death of Aunt Mary, the child continues to give others buttons in remembrance.
ISBN
096994070X
9780969940708
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Location
Vancouver Library
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Kelowna Cancer Info Ctr
Prince George Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF575 C5 J76 1995

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Badger's parting gifts

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Varley, Susan. London, U.K.: Anderson Press Ltd. , 1984.
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Call Number
BF575 C5 V315 1984
Availability
7 copies, 7 available
Badger's friends are overwhelmed with their loss when he dies. By sharing their memories of his gifts, they find the strength to face the future with hope.
Author
Varley, Susan
Place of Publication
London, U.K.
Publisher
Anderson Press Ltd.
Publication Date
1984
Subjects
Grief
Death
Infant
Child
Attitude to Death
Parent-Child Relations
Juvenile Literature
Abstract
Badger's friends are overwhelmed with their loss when he dies. By sharing their memories of his gifts, they find the strength to face the future with hope.
ISBN
0006643175 (Collins)
0862640628
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Location
Vancouver Library
Vancouver Cancer Info Ctr
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Kelowna Cancer Info Ctr
Abbotsford Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF575 C5 V315 1984

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Beautiful death : facing the future with peace

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Eckl, Cheryl. Littletown, CO: Flying Crane Press , 2011.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 E19 2010
Availability
2 copies, 2 available
Author
Eckl, Cheryl
Place of Publication
Littletown, CO
Publisher
Flying Crane Press
Publication Date
2011
Physical Description
295 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Death - psychology
Neoplasms - psychology
Family Relations
Terminally Ill
Attitude to Death
Bereavement
Autobiography
Popular Works
Personal Narratives
ISBN
9780982810705
0982810709
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 D4 E19 2010

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Being human in the face of death

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog4190
Santa Monica, CA: IBS Press , 1990.
Audience
Professional
Call Number
BF575 B422 1990
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Editor
Roth, Deborah
LeVier, Emily
Place of Publication
Santa Monica, CA
Publisher
IBS Press
Publication Date
1990
Subjects
Attitude to Death
Death
Terminal Care
ISBN
0961660589
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Professional
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
BF575 B422 1990

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Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog21732
Gawande, Atul. Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada , 2014.
Audience
Professional
Call Number
WB310 G284 2014
Availability
4 copies, 4 available
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Doubleday Canada
Publication Date
2014
Physical Description
282 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Palliative Care
Terminal Care
Aging - physiology
Aged
Activities of Daily Living
Ethics, Medical
Quality of Life
Attitude to Death
Prognosis
ISBN
9780385677004
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Professional
Location
Vancouver Library
Surrey Library
Victoria Library
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
WB310 G284 2014

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Being with dying : cultivating compassion and fearlessness in the presence of death

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog21017
Halifax, Joan. Boston, MA: Shambhala , 2009.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 H173 2009
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Author
Halifax, Joan
Place of Publication
Boston, MA
Publisher
Shambhala
Publication Date
2009
Physical Description
xix, 204 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Attitude to Death
Death - psychology
Palliative Care - psychology
Buddhism
Meditation
Spirituality
Terminal Care
Popular Works
ISBN
9781590307182
1590307186
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
BF789 D4 H173 2009

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Beyond surviving : cancer and your spiritual journey

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Maginley, David. Halifax, NS: Tristan Press , 2016.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
QZ201 M194 2016
Availability
4 copies, 4 available
What if you could use cancer to evolve more fully into love? David Maginley has been there --- four times. His cancer led to a near-death experience and a career helping thousands face this disease. Through profound storytelling, David brings you to the core of the cancer journey to discover the he…
Author
Maginley, David
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Tristan Press
Publication Date
2016
Physical Description
xix, 226 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Neoplasms - psychology
Adaptation, Psychological
Spirituality
Attitude to Death
Pastoral Care
Personal Narratives
Popular Works
Abstract
What if you could use cancer to evolve more fully into love? David Maginley has been there --- four times. His cancer led to a near-death experience and a career helping thousands face this disease. Through profound storytelling, David brings you to the core of the cancer journey to discover the hero within. You will learn how to :
-- Turn the mind into an ally as you grapple with uncertainty.
-- Explore spirituality through your love rather than your belief.
-- Not only go through cancer, but grow through cancer. - Cover
ISBN
9780995881112
0995881111
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Abbotsford Cancer Info Ctr
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
QZ201 M194 2016

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Bright hour : a memoir of living and dying

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Riggs, Nina. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster , 2017.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 R569 2017
Availability
4 copies, 4 available
The Bright Hour is the memoir of Nina Rigg, following a diagnosis of terminal breast cancer. "With the lyricism of poetry and a voice that never trades on simple grief, 'The Bright Hour' celebrates living -- living well, living fully -- and the transcendent combination of light and darkness that ma…
Author
Riggs, Nina
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date
2017
Physical Description
310 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects
Terminally Ill - psychology
Attitude to Death
Life
Life Change Events
Breast Neoplasms - psychology
Personal Narratives
Popular Works
Abstract
The Bright Hour is the memoir of Nina Rigg, following a diagnosis of terminal breast cancer. "With the lyricism of poetry and a voice that never trades on simple grief, 'The Bright Hour' celebrates living -- living well, living fully -- and the transcendent combination of light and darkness that makes us human." - Cover
ISBN
9781501169359
1501169351
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Abbotsford Cancer Info Ctr
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 D4 R569 2017
Website Notes
This resource was purchased with a donation from the Order of the Eastern Star.

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But won't Granny need her socks? : dealing effectively with children's concerns about death and dying

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Knowles, Donald W, Reeves, Nancy C. Dubuque, Ia.: Kendall/Hunt , 1983.
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Call Number
BF575 K73 1983
Availability
3 copies, 3 available
Discusses basic characteristics of children's understanding of death and reactions to loss and suggests ways of responding to children's concerns. Looks at children up to 6 years, 6-10 years, adolescent and at individual's differences. Includes questionnaires and check lists
Author
Knowles, Donald W
Reeves, Nancy C
Place of Publication
Dubuque, Ia.
Publisher
Kendall/Hunt
Publication Date
1983
Subjects
Death
Attitude to Death
Parent-Child Relations
Popular Works
Abstract
Discusses basic characteristics of children's understanding of death and reactions to loss and suggests ways of responding to children's concerns. Looks at children up to 6 years, 6-10 years, adolescent and at individual's differences. Includes questionnaires and check lists
ISBN
0840370725
0840348061
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Location
Vancouver Library
Vancouver Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF575 K73 1983

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Caregiving and loss : family needs, professional responses

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Washington, D.C.: Hospice Foundation of America , 2001.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 C276 2001
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Editor
Doka, Kenneth J
Davidson, Joyce D
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C.
Publisher
Hospice Foundation of America
Publication Date
2001
Subjects
Bereavement - popular works
Grief - popular works
Death - popular works
Terminal Care - popular works
Home Care Services - popular works
Attitude to Death - popular works
ISBN
1893349020
9781893349025
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 C276 2001

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Caring across cultures : multicultural considerations in palliative care

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog3879
Saint Elizabeth Visiting Nurses' Association of Ontario. Don Mills, Ont.: Saint Elizabeth Visiting Nurses' Association of Ontario , 1988.
Audience
Professional
Call Number
WM61 S137 1988
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Corporate Author
Saint Elizabeth Visiting Nurses' Association of Ontario
Place of Publication
Don Mills, Ont.
Publisher
Saint Elizabeth Visiting Nurses' Association of Ontario
Publication Date
1988
Subjects
Religion and Medicine
Palliative Treatment
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Attitude to Death
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Professional
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
WM61 S137 1988

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Caring for patients at the end of life : facing an uncertain future together

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Quill, Timothy E. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press , 2001.
Audience
Professional
Call Number
WB310 Q6 2001
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Author
Quill, Timothy E
Place of Publication
New York, N.Y.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2001
Subjects
Terminal Care
Palliative Care
Attitude to Death
ISBN
0195139402
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Professional
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
WB310 Q6 2001

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Caring for the dying: the doula approach to a meaningful death

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Fersko-Weiss, Henry. Newburyport, MA: Conari Press , 2017.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 F399 2017
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
"The doula approach to death offers opportunities to explore the meaning of a life and to convey that meaning through legacy work. Based on the model of care provided by birth doulas, it emphasized thoughtful planning for how the last days should look, sound, and feel ... and provides emotional and…
Author
Fersko-Weiss, Henry
Place of Publication
Newburyport, MA
Publisher
Conari Press
Publication Date
2017
Physical Description
xiv, 222 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Terminally Ill - psychology
Doulas
Hospice Care - psychology
Terminal Care
Attitude to Death
Advance Care Planning
Caregivers
Popular Works
Abstract
"The doula approach to death offers opportunities to explore the meaning of a life and to convey that meaning through legacy work. Based on the model of care provided by birth doulas, it emphasized thoughtful planning for how the last days should look, sound, and feel ... and provides emotional and spiritual support for both the dying person and their loved ones." - Cover
Notes
A gentle guide for families and caregivers - Cover
ISBN
9781573246965
1573246964
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
BF789 D4 F399 2017
Website Notes
This resource was purchased with a donation from the Order of the Eastern Star.

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Chasing daylight : how my forthcoming death transformed my life : a final account

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O'Kelly, Eugene, Postman, Andrew. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill , 2008.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 O41 2008
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Chasing daylight is the inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelly, written in the three-and -a-half months between his terminal diagnosis with a brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Interweaving details of his illness with reflections on life, death and success, this passiona…
Author
O'Kelly, Eugene
Postman, Andrew
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
McGraw-Hill
Publication Date
2008
Physical Description
201 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Death - psychology
Terminally Ill - psychology
Brain Neoplasms
Emotional Adjustment
Life Change Events
Quality of Life
Attitude to Death
Personal Narratives
Biography
Popular Works
Abstract
Chasing daylight is the inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelly, written in the three-and -a-half months between his terminal diagnosis with a brain cancer and his death in September 2005. Interweaving details of his illness with reflections on life, death and success, this passionate, deeply insightful book provides an unforgettable account of O'Kelly's final journey, and is a compelling reminder of the importance of living a balanced and meaningful life.
ISBN
9780071499934
0071499938
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
BF789 D4 O41 2008

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A Child is still a child : adult perceptions of children with a parent with advanced cancer

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Lindfield, Sheila. Burnaby, B.C.: Sheila Daykin Lindfield , 1995.
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Call Number
QZ201 L745 1995
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Author
Lindfield, Sheila
Place of Publication
Burnaby, B.C.
Publisher
Sheila Daykin Lindfield
Publication Date
1995
Subjects
Parent-Child Relations
Neoplasms - psychology
Attitude to Death - in infancy & childhood
Bereavement - in infancy & childhood
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Thesis
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
QZ201 L745 1995

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Children's grief : how to help the child whose parent has died

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog1942
Papenbrock, Patricia L, Voss, Robert F. Redmond, Wa.: Medic Publishing Co. , 1988.
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Call Number
BF575 P214 1988
Availability
2 copies, 2 available
Author
Papenbrock, Patricia L
Voss, Robert F
Place of Publication
Redmond, Wa.
Publisher
Medic Publishing Co.
Publication Date
1988
Subjects
Grief
Attitude to Death
Parent-Child Relations
Popular Works
ISBN
0934230269
Language
English
Material Type
Booklet
Handout
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Location
Vancouver Library
CSI PFCS
Call Number
BF575 P214 1988

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Child's view of grief

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog17685
Dignity Memorial. Dignity Memorial , 2004.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF575 C537d 2004
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Corporate Author
Dignity Memorial
Publisher
Dignity Memorial
Publication Date
2004
Series
Picking up the pieces audio CD
Subjects
Grief
Infant
Child
Attitude to Death
Parent-Child Relations
Popular Works
Language
English
Material Type
CD
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF575 C537d 2004

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Child's view of grief

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Wolfelt, Alan D. Dignity Memorial , 2003.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF575 W854c 2003
Availability
2 copies, 2 available
Author
Wolfelt, Alan D
Corporate Author
Dignity Memorial
Publisher
Dignity Memorial
Publication Date
2003
Physical Description
20 minutes
Series
Picking up the pieces
Subjects
Grief
Infant
Child
Attitude to Death
Parent-Child Relations
Popular Works
Language
English
Material Type
Video
DVD
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library AV Room
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF575 W854c 2003

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