"Motivated by their personal experiences with loss, two long-time friends -one a hospital worker and the other a State Teacher of the Year- present a powerful and inspiring film on the American struggle with communication and preparation at the end-of-life." (dvd box)
There are two versions of the DVD available for loan, one has a personal single use license and the other has an educational use license. For group viewing please request the educational use product.
www.ConsidertheConversation.org for a chapter to chapter discussion guide, additional video clips, blog, weekly updateson news articles
Presentations by Rev. Viktor Gundel (An introduction to multicultural diversity) and Joanne Mills (Complex culture & history: Considerations in supporting aboriginal families through end of life care) at RIH Physicians' Grand Rounds on June 2, 2008.
In this updated and revised 3rd ed. of his classic text, Dr. Worden presents his current thinking on bereavement drawn from extensive research, clinical work, and the best of the new literature. Readers will find new information on special types of losses -- including children's violent deaths, grief and the elderly, and anticpatory grief -- as well as refinements to his basic model for mourning. It now not only includes the four "tasks of mourning" but also seven "mediators of mourning". In addition, a series of vignettes bring bereavement issues to life. [from back cover]
"Whether you are a healthcare professional who cares for dying patients or a family member caring for a loved one who is approaching death, you'll appreciate the inforrmation in this second edition. A practical, yet compassionate guide, it thoroughly discusses the needs of caretakers who are caring for the terminally ill. The book also focuses on the relationship between death and society throughout history, how to comfort the dying individual and how to help families deal with the loss of a loved one. The book also includes chapters on goals for comfort in dying, pain management, spirituality, and care of the caregiver." [from back cover]