Category Archives: Books

Geripal Blog: Q&A with Jeff Gordon – Author of “A Death Prolonged”

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Blogs, Books, Stories | No Comments

Description:  Many terminal patients linger through their final months with a miserable quality of life and too often with extreme…

PALLIATIVE CARE FOR CARE HOMES: A Practical Handbook

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis:  Review:  As the populations in our societies age, there will be more and more individuals in care homes who…

FAMILY CARERS IN PALLIATIVE CARE: A Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis:  Review:  Providing care and support for the family of the patient is one of the basic, almost sacred, tenets…

PAIN MANAGEMENT: Enhancing Your Life to the Fullest

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis: Review:  Here is a book for patients with pain and for parents with children who have pain, written by…

Jewish Ritual, Reality and Response at the End of Life

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis:  This guide introduces Jewish beliefs and practices around illness, death and loss and provides practical suggestions for responding to…

Palliative Care Perspectives

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis:  This book provides excellent perspective on end-of-life care and the purpose and quality one should look for in palliative…

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis:  Often in times of serious illness and disease one turns to a deeper level of spirituality– something greater than…

When Children Die: Improving Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children and Their Families

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis:   “We are in need of medicine with a heart. . . . The endless physical, emotional, and financial burdens…

THE LAST GIFTS: Creative Ways to be with the Dying

September 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Books | No Comments

Synopsis:  Review:  This is a remarkable book written by an insightful occupational therapist who works in palliative care in New…