Advance Planning

Home Health


Palliative Care


  • The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living
    by Ira Byock, MD
    A leader in palliative care, Dr. Byock reviews the important communications before death and during our lives: Please forgive me,” “I forgive you,” “Thank you,” and “I love you.” A well-written book that helps in resolving relationships during the dying process and while living.
  • Final Gifts:
    Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying
    by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
    A guide to help those accompanying someone dying: know how to help, what to do, what to say and what to look for. Written by two hospice nurses and told through stories of patients and families.
  • Being With Dying:
    Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death

    by Joan Halifax
    A Buddhist teacher who has worked with dying for years shares her experience and wisdom about being with dying and facing our own mortality. An excellent book in demonstrating how each person faces end of life in his or her own way.
  • The Grace in Dying:
    A Message of Hope, Comfort and Spiritual Transformation

    by Kathleen Dowling
    A personal favorite of the Partners In Care staff about the potential spiritual transformation in the dying process.