In this section, you will find resources that are most helpful for living with dying. The section on comprehensive materials helps people living with life-threatening illness, caregivers and family members learn about things of value to help ease the pain of transition through life’s end. In the section title: Key Articles you will find links to articles that are topic specific and some of the best that literature has to offer. Links are provided to other sites known for the quality of educational material that they provide for caregivers, patients, and family members.

Families helping Families

The Jenna Druck Center's Families Helping Families program provides services for those seeking emotional support, information and guidance in the painfully difficult hours, weeks, months, and years following a loss. Our Virtual Healing Community now provides these same services using the power of the Internet. Links are provided to browse the on-line community as a guest, or register as a user which enables you to create a Memorial Page to honor a loved one and participate in on-line discussions ... Read More

Fast Facts (from End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center)

Fast Facts services of the End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center (EPERC) provides peer reviewed, one-page outlines of key information on important end-of-life clinical topics for end-of-life educators and clinicians. Categories include: clinical interventions, communications, disease categories, ethics, non-pain symptoms/disorders/syndromes, pain, terminal care/ patient’s – family experience. Requires that you register and login, but it is free. Also provides online community of ... Read More

Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live

The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live is a new book by Dr. Scott Eberle, Medical Director, Hospice of Petaluma. “This book is itself a rite of passage. Extraordinary insights shared by two remarkable people, one dying, the other the inner life and decisions of the physician and friend attending this fine fellow preparing to head into death. This is the best work of its sort I have come across. There are so many levels, so many books in this book that it might well become a teaching ... Read More

Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America

The Finding Our Way: Living With Dying in America national newspaper series appeared in more than 160 newspapers, reaching millions of Americans (www.findingourway.net). That series consisted of 15 articles created by a distinguished group of authors and editors, and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels, and Charitable Leadership Foundations. This hybrid web-cdrom course offers a new opportunity for Americans to learn from the widely read newspaper series. The ... Read More

Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way encourages early family discussions and helps patients and their loved one consider difficult decisions about medical treatment near the end of life. This booklet, published since 1998 by Sacramento Healthcare Decisions, is an excellent guide to help prompt thoughtful discussion and consideration. Stories are included to help guide the way. The booklet is also available in Spanish. There is a companion piece in Chinese titled: Mrs. Lee's Story. Visit Sacramento Healthcare Decisions ... Read More

Franciscan Medical Group’s Improving Care through the End of Life

Franciscan’s Improving Care through the End of Life program helps people live the end of their lives as fully as possible. By integrating palliative care (pain and symptom management) with education, reliable support, and links to a broad range of community and health care resources, they reach out to make sure the needs and desires of patients and their loved ones are heard, supported, and met. Visit Franciscan Medical Group's Improving Care through the End of Life ... Read More

General Grief & Loss

General Grief and Loss Groups Please See “Contact Information” on Support Group home page when contact is (—) People in Grief For people whose loved one has died. Every Thursday 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (SV&H) Coping with Loss Free Support Group for Older Adults 55+ 1st and 3rd Wed 10:30 a.m. to noon. Feb 20 to June 4, 2008 Family Service Agency. Pre-registration required 545-4551 ext.211 General Grief & Loss Group Sonoma Valley. Call for details (HBTB) General Grief & ... Read More