Suggested Reading


The 36 Hour Day (A Family Guide for the Care of People with Alzheimer’s/Dementia); Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

All Kinds of Love: Experiencing Hospice; Carolyn Jaffe and Carol H. Ehrlich

An Ocean of Time: Alzheimer’s Tales of Hope and Forgetting; Patrick Mathiasen, MD

By No Means: The Choice to Forgo Life-Sustaining Food and Water; Joanne Lynn (editor)

Caring in Remembered Ways: The Fruit of Seeing Deeply; Maggie Steincrohn Davis

Choices at the End of Life: Finding Out What your Parents Want Before It’s Too Late; Linda Norlander,RN, MS and Kerstin McSteen, RN, MS

Dying At Home: A Family Guide for Caregiving; Andrea Sankar

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life; Ira Byock, MD

Dying with Dignity: A Plea for Personal Responsibility; Hans Kung and Walter Jens

Facing Death and Finding Hope: A Guide for the Emotional and Spiritual Care of the Dying; Christine Longaker

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying; Callanan, Maggie and Kelly, Patricia

The Four Stages of Hope: Using the Power of Hope to Cope With Dying; Cathleen Fanslow-Brunjes, MA, RN

The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living, Ira Byock, M.D.

Helping Grieving People: When Tears Are Not Enough: A Handbook for Care Providers; Shep J. Jeffreys, EdD.

I’m Here To Help: A Guide for Caregivers, Hospice Workers, and Volunteers; Catherine Ray

On Death and Dying; Elisabeth Kūbler-Ross, MD

Share the Care: How to Organize a Group to Care for Someone Who Is Seriously Ill; Cappy Capossela, Sheila Warnock and Sukie Miller


Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart ; Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

How to Survive the Loss of a Love ; Colgrove, Bloomfield & McWilliams

I’m Grieving as Fast as I Can; Linda Feinberg (young widow and widower)

When a Lifemate Dies, ; S. Heinlein, G. Brumett & J. Tibbals

Widow to Widow; Genevieve Ginsburt (myths about grieving)


A Mother Loss Workbook; D. Hambrook & G. Eisenberg

Death Benefits–How Losing a Parent Can Change an Adult’s Life–For the Better; Jeanne Safer, PhD.

Losing a Parent: A Guide to a New Way of Living; Alexandra Kennedy

Losing Your Parents, Finding Yourself; Victoria Secunda

Motherless Daughters; Hope Edelman

On Grieving the Death of a Father; Harold Ivan Smith

When Parents Die; Edward Myers

When Parents Die: Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent; Rebecca Adams


Angelic Presence; Cathi Lammert & Sue Friedeck

Empty ArmsCoping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death; Sherokee Ilse

Gone But Not Lost—Grieving the Death of a Child; David W. Wiersbe

The Grieving Garden; Suzanne Redfern and Susan K. Gilbert (22 parents share their stories about living with the death of a child, a young child or adult child)

O Susan—Looking Forward with Hope After the Death of a Child; James W. Angell

Recovering From the Loss of a Child: Katherine Fair Donnelly


Lifetimes; Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen (can be used in advance of or after death)

When Dinosaurs Die; Laurie Kransy Brown & Marc Brown (after a death)

Sam’s Dad Died; Margaret Holmes

I Miss You; Pat Thoma

Help for Hard Times; Earl Hipp (for teens)

Preparing the Children; Kathy Nussbaum (for adults who want to help a child)

How Do We Tell the Children; Dan Schaefer & Christine Lyons

How to Help Children through a Parent’s Serious Illness; Kathleen McCue

When Children Grieve; John James & Russell Friedman


Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance; Katy & Amy Eldon

Beyond Grief; Carol Staudacher

A Grief Like No Other—Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Love; Kathleen O’Hara, M.A.

The Grief Recovery Handbook; John W. James & Russell Friedman

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying; Maggie Callanan & Patricia Kelley

Healing Your Grieving Heart; Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies; Therese Rando

Necessary Losses; Judith Viorst (how we grow and change through losses)

Tear Soup; Pat Schwelbert


Suicide Survivors’ Handbook—A Guide for the Bereaved and Those Who Wish to Help Them; Trudy Carlson

My Son…My Son…A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide; Iris Bolton

Since its beginning as a grassroots community effort in 1978, Camarillo Hospice has been touching lives, lifting spirits and serving the community. Through the professionalism and commitment of our staff and volunteers and the generosity of our donors, Camarillo Hospice continues to provide free practical and emotional assistance to individuals and families throughout Ventura County who are facing a life-limiting illness (acute or chronic) and/or dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. We offer this heartfelt support to the patient and family with compassion, respecting our patients' and clients' rights, treating them with dignity, and providing empathic care completely free of charge. It is their right and our mission.



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