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There are many books and products available that can help you cope with a life-limiting illness or prepare you to care for a dying loved one. Find out which ones are worth your precious time and your money.

Famous Last Words: Religious Figures
A select collection of the last words spoken by various famous religious figures throughout history.

Famous Last Words: Criminals
A select collection of the last words spoken by famous (and infamous) criminals, crooks, cons and gangsters.

Famous Last Words: U.S. Presidents
A select collection of the dying words spoken by America's presidents.

Famous Last Words: Actors & Actresses
A select collection of the dying words spoken by well-known stars of cinema, television and stage.

Famous Last Words: Ironic Comments
A select collection of the last words spoken by various people that appear ironic in hindsight.

Famous Last Words: Writers/Authors

Famous Last Words: Musicians
A select collection of the dying words spoken by well-known musicians.

Famous Last Words: Fictional Characters
A select collection of the dying words spoken by literary figures in famous books and plays.

Books About Death, Dying, and Grief
Readers review books they have read about death, dying, grief, and mourning.See submissions

The Wrong Side of an Illness: A Doctor's Love Story
Book review of "The Wrong Side of an Illness: A Doctor's Love Story" by Owen Stanley Surman, M.D.

Moments With Baxter
Guide review of "Moments With Baxter", by Melissa Joseph and David Bussey.

Books About Death, Dying, and Grief
Readers review their favorite books about death, dying, and grief.

Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home
Review of "Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home" by Lise Funderburg

Children's Grief Books

Stories are timeless and universal and can be an effective tool to help children and teens cope with grief and loss. Here is a list of books I recommend for children and teens.

Preschool to Early Grade School

 

The End of Life Advisor - Book Review of The End of Life Advisor
Book review of "The End of Life Advisor" by Angela Morrow, RN, Guide to Palliative Care.

Book Review of Handbook for Mortals - Handbook for Mortals Review
Review of the book "Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness" by Angela Morrow, RN.

Book About Death and Dying
Review of the book Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life by Dr. Ira Byock from your Guide to Palliative Care.

Guide to Caregiving in the Final Months of Life
A review of the booklet Guide to Caregiving in the Final Months of Life by Betsy Murphy, R.N. This is a book for anyone facing the task of caring for a dying loved one.

The Gifts of Grief: A Film by Nancee Sobonya
A review of the film "The Gifts of Grief" by Nancee Sobonya, a film about loss and bereavement, from Angela Morrow, guide to palliative care.

The Four Things That Matter Most
A review of the book The Four Things That Matter Most, by Dr. Ira Byock, from the guide to palliative care and hospice.

What Happened to President John F. Kennedy's First Casket?
A detailed timeline concerning the original casket used to fly President Kennedy's body from Dallas to Washington DC, on November 22, 1963.

Book Review: Final Gifts
Final Gifts, a book about the needs and communications of the dying, claims that you will discover gifts of wisdom, faith, and love that the dying leave us. Find out what the About.com Guide to Palliative Care thinks about the book here.

Book Review: The End-of-Life Handbook
A review of the book The End-of-Life Handbook: A Compassionate Guide to Connecting with and Caring for a Dying Loved One by David B. Feldman, PH.D. and S. Andrew Lasher, Jr., MD.

12 Death-related Apps for iPhone & iPod
A dozen recommended death-related applications for your Apple iPhone or iPad mobile device.

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