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Hospice Information

The following brochures are available from our Center Library:

  • Advance Health Care Directive
  • Advance Health Care Directive Kit (English and Español)
  • All About Hospice: A Consumer’s Guide
  • Choosing Hospice
  • Hard Choices for Loving People (Decisiones Dificiles para los Seres Queridos)
  • Organizing Your Personal Affairs

Books Available from our Library:

  • The Needs of the Dying: A Guide For Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life’s Final Chapter, David Kessler, Harper Collins, 1997
  • The Hospice Choice: In Pursuit of a Peaceful Death, Marcia Lattanzi-Licht, et al, Fireside Press, March 1998
  • The Family Handbook of Hospice Care, Fairview Press, 1999
  • The Hospice Movement, Sandol Stoddard, Vintage Books, 1991
  • Dying Well: The Prospect of Growth at the End of Life, Ira Byock, M.D. Riverhead Books., 1997
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson, Mitch Albom. Doubleday, 1997
  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communicating with the Dying, Callanan, M., and Kelley, P. Bantam Books, 1992
  • Final Passages: Positive Choices for the Dying and their Loved Ones, Ahronheim, J., MD and Weber, D., Simon & Schuster, 1992

Hospice Websites:

    Growth House is a leading online community for end-of-life care. You can search on a variety of related topics and find links to information including hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, death with dignity and bereavement.
    Hospice Association of America: A Consumer’s Guide
    Hospice Patients Alliance provides information about the standards of care governing the health care provided, the services required to be provided by law, standard industry practices and how to obtain the very best hospice care available.
  • NCI Fact Sheet – End-of-life care
    National Cancer Institute (NCI) Fact Sheet on Hospice Care.
    The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 1700 Diagonal Rd., Arlington VA 22314, (800) 646-6460. Their web site has a list of commonly asked questions, basic information about hospice care, information about insurance coverage, and a hospice locator which allows you to search in your state for a hospice agency.
    Hospice Association of America, 228 Seventh Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-4360, (202) 547-5277. HAA offers a consumer guide, hospice facts, a hospice bill of rights, and the web has listings by state of member organizations to help you find local services.

Anne Coscarelli, Ph.D.
Wallis Annenberg Director’s Initiative in Psychosocial Oncology

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