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Online Resources

Web Resources on Grief:


Web Resources on Hospice Care

  • The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association  provides leadership and advocacy for quality hospice palliative care for all Canadians.

  • The Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association  serves as a provincial resource for hospice palliative care for Albertans.

  • Canadian Virtual Hospice Canadian site developed by a team of national and international grief experts.

  • Life and Death Matters – Community Resources


“I Don’t Know what to say…” How to help and support someone who is Dying

Dr. Robert Buckman

101 Essential Tips Everyday Meditation: Breaks down the subject into 101 easy-to-grasp tips

A Different Visit: Activities for Caregivers and their Loved Ones with Memory Impairments

Adena Joltin, M.A., Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., Beverly H. Noble, R.N., Vincent M. Antenucci

A Beginning: This book is intended as a beginning for parents experiencing the death of their baby

Nancy E. Malcolm and Bonnie L. Wooten

A Caregiver’s Guide: A Handbook About End-of-Life Care

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose

Eckhart Tolle

A Not so Jolly Christmas

Dr. Bill Webster

Recipe for a Happy Life

Cheryl Saban

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

Daniel H. Pink

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Beat Stress with Meditation

Being Mortal

Atul Gawande

C.S. Lewis and Human Suffering: Light Among the Shadows

Marie A. Conn

Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, LeeAnn Thieman, L.P.N.

Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul

Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen,Patty Aubery & Nancy Mitchell, R.N.

Clinical Dimensions of Anticipatory Mourning: Theory and Practice in working with the Dying, their loved ones, and their caregivers

Therese A. Rando

As you Grieve: Consoling Words from Around the World

Aaron Zerah

Continuing Care Series-Book 1: Will I Survive this Pain?

Doug Manning

Continuing Care Series-Book 2: The Grieving Reaction

Doug Manning

Continuing Care Series-Book 3: Grief is a Family Affair

Doug Manning

Customs & Traditions in times of death and bereavement

Kathy Cloutier

Dying Well: Peace and Possibilities at the End of Life

Ira Byock, M.D.

Experiencing Grief

H. Norman Wright

Exposing Vulnerable People to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Alex Schadenberg

Family Hospice Care: Pre-planning & Care Guide

Harry Van Bommel

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time

Susan Scott

Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the worst ‘best practices’ of business today

Susan Scott

Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life

Maggie Callanan

Seven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World

Elizabeth Harper Neeld, Ph.D.

Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

Leslie R. Crutchfield & Heather McLeod Grant

From Chaos to Control: Build a High Performance Team Using Knowledge Management

Sharron Batsch

Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed

Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman and Michael Quinn Patton

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t

Jim Collins

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: a Monograph to Accompany Good to Great

Jim Collins

Grace for Grief: Daily Comfort for Those Who Mourn

Michael and Brenda Pink

Grief Therapy

Karen Katafiasz

Grieve Like a Man: Finding God’s Strength As You Walk Through Your Loss

Jonathan Fann

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief

Martha Whitmore Hickman

Helping Children Cope with Death

Robert V. Dodd

Healing the Broken-Hearted: Consoling the Grief-Stricken

Terence P. Curley, D.Min

Heartfelt Condolences, Soothing words to help heal

Elaine Reeder

Heavenly Ways to Heal from Grief and Loss

Molly Wigand

Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know

Lori Hope

Honoring the Mystery: Uplifting Insights from the Language, Visions and Dreams of the Dying

Barbara Morningstar

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, coping & healing after the sudden death of a loved one

Brook Noel & Pamela D. Blair, PHD

If Cancer Recurs: Meeting the Challenge Again

Canadian Cancer Society

Is there Laugh after Death?

David Naster

Journey’s End: A Guide to Understanding the Final Stages of the Dying Process

Deborah Sigrist, B.S.N., R.N.

Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death

Katy Butler

Letter to a Grieving Heart: Comfort and Hope for Those Who Hurt

Billy Sprague

Life after Loss: Finding your way again

A Guide for Caregivers: Living Lessons: About quality of Life for the Last Signs of Life

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Living with Cancer: A Guide for people with cancer and their caregivers

Canadian Cancer Society

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

William Bridges

Margie’s Gentle Journey

Andrea Nathanson, R.N.


Dorothy Hsu

Moonlight Serenade: Embracing Aging Mindfully

Gordon Wallace, Ph.D.

Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy

Erin Davis

My Son…My Son…:
A Guide to Healing After Death, Loss, or Suicide

Iris Bolton with Curtis Michell

No One Has to Die Alone: Preparing for a Meaningful Death

Lani Leary, PHD

Now What

Bill Webster

One you love has died: Ideas for how your grief can help you heal

James E. Miller

Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring

Henri J.M. Nouwen

People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts

Robert Bolton, Ph.D.

Rediscovering the Art of Dying: How Jesus’ Experience and our Stories Reveal a New Vision of Compassionate Care

Nuala Kenny SC, OC, MD, FRCP (C)

Trusting God Again: Regaining Hope After Disappointment or Loss

Glandion Carney & William Long

Caring for Loved Ones at Home: An Illustrated, Easy To Follow Guide to Short or Long Term Care

Harry Van Bommel

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

Chip Heath & Dan Heath

The Appraisal Interview: Three Basic Approaches

Norman R.F. Maier

The Brain Fog Fix: Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks

Dr. Mike Dow

The Dying Time: Practical Wisdom for the Dying & Their Caregivers

John Furman, M.S.N., R.N.

The Four Year Career: How to Make your Dreams of Fun and Financial Freedom Come True or Not

Richard Bliss Brooke

The Grace in Dying: A Message of Hope, Comfort, and Spiritual Transformation

Kathleen Dowling Singh

The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide

Helen Fitzgerald

The Mourning Handbook: The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping with all aspects of Death and Dying

Helen Fitzgerald

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Berne Brown

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Malcolm Gladwell

The Tunnel and the Light: Essential Insights on Living and Dying

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork

Katrina Onstad

Water Bugs & Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children

Doris Stickney

What Dying People Want: Practical Wisdom for the End of Life

David Kuhl, M.D.

When Autumn Comes: Creating Compassionate Care for the Dying

Mary Jo Bennett

What Will Help Me? 12 Things to Remember When You Have Suffered a Loss

James E. Miller

When Bad Things Happen To Good People

Harold S. Kushner

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

When Mourning Breaks

Arlene Hansen

When People Grieve: The Power of Love in the Midst of Pain

Paula D’Arcy

When the Dying Speak: How to listen to and learn from those facing death

Ron Wooten-Green

When Your Baby Dies: Through Miscarriage or Stillbirth

Louise A. Gamino and Ann Taylor Cooney

Work the Pond! Use the Power of Positive Networking to Leap Forward in Work and Life

Darcy Rezac

Yours, Mine and Our Children’s Grief: A Parent’s Guide

Elva Mertick MSW, RSW

Yours, Mine and Our Children’s Grief: A Parent’s Guide

Gregorian Chant for Meditation


A Sky of Diamonds: A story for children about loss, grief and hope

Children’s Book

Camille Gibbs

Being Sad When Someone Dies: A Book about Grief

Children’s Book

Linus Mundy

Carry You with Me

Children’s Book

Alanna Knobben


Saying Goodbye

Children’s Book

John Kennedy Saynor

The Next Place

Children’s Book

Warren Hanson


The Rainbow Rocket

Children’s Book

Fiona Tinwei Lam

When Gran Got Sick

Children’s Book

Cindy Palin

Hospice Stories

2 disk set


Olds & District Hospice Society

The Euthanasia Deception We are all Vulnerable


Euthenasia Prevention Coalition

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