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Art of dying : how to leave this world with dignity and grace, at peace with yourself and your loved ones

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog13278
Weenolsen, Patricia. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press , 1996.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 W397 1996
Availability
3 copies, 3 available
Discusses coming to terms with the disease itself; managing pain; planning funerals; making peace with loved ones; deciding about terminal care; and learning what the final experience of death is like. Although the author argues the pros and cons of euthanasia and belief in an afterlife, her obviou…
Author
Weenolsen, Patricia
Place of Publication
New York, N.Y.
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publication Date
1996
Subjects
Death - psychology
Terminally Ill - psychology
Loss - psychology
Abstract
Discusses coming to terms with the disease itself; managing pain; planning funerals; making peace with loved ones; deciding about terminal care; and learning what the final experience of death is like. Although the author argues the pros and cons of euthanasia and belief in an afterlife, her obvious bias in favour of both may be off-putting to some readers.
ISBN
0312167768
9780312167769
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Cancer Info Ctr
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 D4 W397 1996

Copies

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Bright hour : a memoir of living and dying

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog120153
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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Caregiving wife's handbook : caring for your seriously ill husband, caring for yourself

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog21654
Denholm, Diana B. Alameda, CA: Hunter House Publishers , 2012.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 D393 2012
Availability
2 copies, 2 available
Author
Denholm, Diana B
Place of Publication
Alameda, CA
Publisher
Hunter House Publishers
Publication Date
2012
Physical Description
x, 198 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects
Caregivers - psychology
Spouses - psychology
Terminally Ill - psychology
Empathy
Critical Illness
Communication
Popular Works
ISBN
9780897936057
0897936051
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Prince George Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 D4 D393 2012

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Caring for people with learning disabilities who are dying

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog20493
Blackman, Noelle, Todd, Stuart. London, UK: Worth Publishning , 2005.
Audience
Professional
Call Number
WB310 B629 2005
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Author
Blackman, Noelle
Todd, Stuart
Place of Publication
London, UK
Publisher
Worth Publishning
Publication Date
2005
Physical Description
x, 53 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Learning Disorders
Communication disorders
Terminal Care - methods
Mentally Disabled Persons
IIntellectual Disability
Terminally Ill - psychology
Death
ISBN
9781903269176
1903269172
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Professional
Location
Victoria Library
Call Number
WB310 B629 2005

Copies

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

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog120954
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.

Copies

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

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog15970
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

Copies

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Crossing over : narratives of palliative care

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog14681
New York, NY: Oxford University Press , 2000.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
WB310 C951 2000
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Editor
Barnard, David
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2000
Subjects
Palliative Care
Terminal Care
Terminally Ill - psychology
Attitude to Death
Family Relations
Truth Disclosure
ISBN
01955123433
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
WB310 C951 2000

Copies

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Dying : a book of comfort

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog120737
Garden City, NY: GuildAmerica Books , 1996.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 D996 1996
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Editor
McNees, Pat
Place of Publication
Garden City, NY
Publisher
GuildAmerica Books
Publication Date
1996
Subjects
Terminally Ill - psychology
Loss
Bereavement
Grief
Attitude to Death
Anecdotes
Poetry
Personal Narratives
Popular Works
ISBN
1568651570
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 D4 D996 1996

Copies

c.1 BC Cancer Agency VIC Cancer Info Ctr Available
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Facing death, embracing life : understanding what dying people want

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog120741
Kuhl, David. Toronto, ON: Doubleday Canada , 2006.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 K96 2006
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Author
Kuhl, David
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Doubleday Canada
Publication Date
2006
Physical Description
330 p. ; 22 cm ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Attitude to Death
Terminally Ill - psychology
Advance Care Planning
Family Relations
Interpersonal Communication
Popular Works
ISBN
0385660669
9780385660662
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 D4 K96 2006

Copies

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Few months to live : different paths to life's end

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog10180
Staton, Jana, Shuy, Roger, Byock, Ira. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press , 2001.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 S797 2001
Availability
2 copies, 2 available
Author
Staton, Jana
Shuy, Roger
Byock, Ira
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C.
Publisher
Georgetown University Press
Publication Date
2001
Physical Description
xxv, 358 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Terminally Ill - psychology
Attitude to Health
Caregivers - psychology
Spirituality
ISBN
087840841X
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 S797 2001

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Final journeys : a practical guide for bringing care and comfort at the end of life

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog20657
Callanan, Maggie. New York, NY: Bantam Books , 2008.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
WB310 C156 2008
Availability
8 copies, 8 available
Author
Callanan, Maggie
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Bantam Books
Publication Date
2008
Physical Description
ix, 335 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects
Palliative Care
Terminally Ill - psychology
Attitude to Death
Family
Caregivers
Popular Works
ISBN
9780553382747
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Abbotsford Cancer Info Ctr
Kelowna Cancer Info Ctr
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
WB310 C156 2008

Copies

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For Michael, love Cynda

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog120603
Yeasting, Cynda. Victoria, BC: Friesen Press , 2016.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
WL358 Y39 2016
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
A unique love story between a terminally ill man and the woman who found him on a dating website. He put his heart out there and she was lucky enough to find him. This book is their love story, from a first date to dealing with challenges that Michael's terminal cancer diagnosis brought them. Livin…
Author
Yeasting, Cynda
Place of Publication
Victoria, BC
Publisher
Friesen Press
Publication Date
2016
Physical Description
x, 293 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects
Brain Neoplasms
Spouses
Love
Hope
Grief
Interpersonal Relations
Terminal Care
Terminally Ill - psychology
Personal Narratives
Popular Works
Abstract
A unique love story between a terminally ill man and the woman who found him on a dating website. He put his heart out there and she was lucky enough to find him. This book is their love story, from a first date to dealing with challenges that Michael's terminal cancer diagnosis brought them. Living life to the fullest and hoping for a miracle - Cover
ISBN
9781460267486
9781460267479
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
WL358 Y39 2016

Copies

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Good enough life : the dying speak

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog11091
Gabori, Susan. Fredericton, N.B.: Goose Lane , c2002.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
BF789 D4 G116 2002
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Author
Gabori, Susan
Place of Publication
Fredericton, N.B.
Publisher
Goose Lane
Publication Date
c2002
Physical Description
323 p. ; 23cm
Subjects
Terminally Ill - psychology
Death - psychology
ISBN
086492352X
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Call Number
BF789 D4 G116 2002

Copies

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Wilson, Tim. Montreal, QC: National Film Board of Canada , 2008.
Audience
Patient or Public
Professional
This documentary introduces us to Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital. Through his daytime job, he has been at the deathbed of well over 1,000 people. What he sees over and over, he says, is "a wretched anxiety and an existentia…
  1 read online  
Author
Wilson, Tim
Place of Publication
Montreal, QC
Publisher
National Film Board of Canada
Publication Date
2008
Subjects
Attitude to Death
Terminally Ill - psychology
Dying
Adaptation, Psychological
Abstract
This documentary introduces us to Stephen Jenkinson, once the leader of a palliative care counselling team at Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital. Through his daytime job, he has been at the deathbed of well over 1,000 people. What he sees over and over, he says, is "a wretched anxiety and an existential terror" even when there is no pain. Indicting the practice of palliative care itself, he has made it his life's mission to change the way we die - to turn the act of dying from denial and resistance into an essential part of life. - Website
Language
English
Material Type
Video
Online
Audience
Patient or Public
Professional
Location
Internet
Read Online
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Handbook for mortals : guidance for people facing serious illness

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog10405
Lynn, Joanne, Harrold, Joan. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press , 1999.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
WB310 H236 1999
Availability
1 copy, 1 available
Topics include finding meaning; controlling pain; managing symptoms; forgoing medical treatment; hastening death; and talking to your doctor. Includes patient stories and photos.
Author
Lynn, Joanne
Harrold, Joan
Corporate Author
Center to Improve Care of the Dying
Place of Publication
New York, N.Y.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
1999
Subjects
Death - psychology
Terminally Ill - psychology
Attitude to Death
Terminal Care
Abstract
Topics include finding meaning; controlling pain; managing symptoms; forgoing medical treatment; hastening death; and talking to your doctor. Includes patient stories and photos.
ISBN
0195146018
9780195146011
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Kelowna Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
WB310 H236 1999

Copies

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Handbook for mortals : guidance for people facing serious illness

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog120493
Lynn, Joanne, Harrold, Joan, Schuster, Janice Lynch. New York: Oxford University Press , 2011. 2nd ed.
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
WB310 L989h 2011
Availability
2 copies, 2 available
Author
Lynn, Joanne
Harrold, Joan
Schuster, Janice Lynch
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2011
Physical Description
xix, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Advance Care Planning
Terminal Care
Attitude to Death
Terminally Ill - psychology
Decision Making
Popular Works
ISBN
9780199744565
0199744564
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Vancouver Library
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
WB310 L989h 2011

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Handbook of psychiatry in palliative medicine

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog18876
New York, NY: Oxford University Press , 2009. 2nd ed.
Audience
Professional
Call Number
WB310 H235 2009
Availability
4 copies, 4 available
Editor
Chochinov, Harvey Max
Breitbart, William
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2009
Physical Description
xxiv, 565 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects
Palliative Care
Terminally Ill - psychology
Neoplasms - psychology
Psychotherapy - methods
Family - psychology
Bioethical Issues
ISBN
9780195301076
0195301072
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Professional
Location
Vancouver Library
VC PFCS
Kelowna Library
Abbotsford Library
Victoria Library
Call Number
WB310 H235 2009

Copies

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Hiding who I am : the reality of end of life care for LGBT people

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog120028
Marie Curie. [United Kingdom]: Marie Curie , 2016.
Audience
Professional
Report exploring end of life care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender peoples.
  1 read online  
Corporate Author
Marie Curie
Place of Publication
[United Kingdom]
Publisher
Marie Curie
Publication Date
2016
Subjects
Terminal Care
Terminally Ill - psychology
Palliative Care
Hospice Care
Patient-Centered Care
Patient Satisfaction
Surveys and Questionnaires
Sexual and Gender Minorities
Health Services for Transgender Persons
Abstract
Report exploring end of life care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender peoples.
Notes
SOGIE LGBTQIA2S+ Collection
Language
English
Material Type
Report
Online
Audience
Professional
Location
Internet
Read Online
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How to win a tickle fight

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog114211
Lang, Mike, Bryant, Aaron. Common Language Storytelling | Hands On Films , 2016.
Audience
Patient or Public
How to Win a Tickle Fight is a true story that follows one young father, Brock, and his family for two years as they strive to live full, meaningful lives despite the metastatic cancer diagnosis they are navigating. Brock desperately wants to leave a legacy for his 7 year old son and be remembered …
  1 read online  
Alternate Title
How to win a tickle fight : a true story about what can go right, even when things have gone terribly wrong
Author
Lang, Mike
Bryant, Aaron
Corporate Author
Survive & Thrive Cancer Programs
Family Lines
Canadian Cancer Society
Publisher
Common Language Storytelling
Hands On Films
Publication Date
2016
Physical Description
50 min.
Subjects
Terminally Ill - psychology
Neoplasms - psychology
Parent-Child Relations
Family Relations
Adaptation, Psychological
Young Adult
Personal Narratives
Canada
Popular Works
Abstract
How to Win a Tickle Fight is a true story that follows one young father, Brock, and his family for two years as they strive to live full, meaningful lives despite the metastatic cancer diagnosis they are navigating. Brock desperately wants to leave a legacy for his 7 year old son and be remembered as more than a 'sick person'. Kristen, Brock's wife, wants to maintain a closeness with her husband even while he is dying. And their son Ben... he just wants to have fun with his mom and dad. Through their difficult journey, the family comes to realizes that many things can still go right even when things have gone terribly wrong.
Notes
The complete documentary can be viewed online.
Language
English
Material Type
Video
Online
Audience
Patient or Public
Location
Internet
Read Online
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I don't know what to say : how to help and support someone who is dying

https://bccalibrary.andornot.com/en/permalink/catalog18309
Buckman, Robert. Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books , 2005. newly rev. and updated ed.
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Call Number
BF789 B925 2005
Availability
5 copies, 5 available
Author
Buckman, Robert
Edition
newly rev. and updated ed.
Place of Publication
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Key Porter Books
Publication Date
2005
Physical Description
x, 247 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects
Terminal Care
Death - psychology
Grief
Terminally Ill - psychology
Interpersonal Relations
Communication
Popular Works
ISBN
9781552636961
1552636968
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Audience
Patient or Public
Recommended
Location
Vancouver Library
Vancouver Cancer Info Ctr
Kelowna Cancer Info Ctr
Surrey Cancer Info Ctr
Victoria Cancer Info Ctr
Call Number
BF789 B925 2005

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