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  • 1. Advance Care Planning
  • 2. Communicating Bad News
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    Back to Module 14: Religion, Spirituality, and End of Life Care
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    Recommended Literature
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    Recommended Literature

    Hinduism

    Sylvia Vatuk, “The Art of Dying in Hindu India,” In Facing Death, edited by H. Shapiro, M. Curnen, L. Wandel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996), pp. 121-128

    Hospice/Palliative Care Training for Physicians: A Self-Study Program, UNIPAC TWO: Alleviating Psychological and Spiritual Pain in the Terminally Ill, pp. 97-98. Porter Storey, M.D, and Carol F. Knight Ed.M. (authors) (Gainesville, Florida: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1997)

    Kramer, Kenneth. The Sacred Art of Dying: How World Religions Understand Death, (New York: Paulist Press, 1988), pp.27-41

    Dennis Ryan, “Death: Eastern Perspectives,” in K. Doka (ed) Death and Spirituality, pp. 75-92, (Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 1993)

    National Conference for Community and Justice, 1999 Interfaith Calendar, (Chicago, IL, 1998)

    Buddhism

    UNIPAC,. Hospice/Palliative Care Training for Physicians: A Self-Study Program, UNIPAC TWO: Alleviating Psychological and Spiritual Pain in the Terminally Ill, pp. pp. 98-100. Porter Storey, M.D, and Carol F. Knight Ed.M. (authors) (Gainesville, Florida: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 1997)

    Kramer, Kenneth. The Sacred Art of Dying: How World Religions Understand Death, (New York: Paulist Press, 1988), pp.43-80

    National Conference for Community and Justice, 1999 Interfaith Calendar, (Chicago, IL, 1998)

    Truitner, Ken and Nga, “Death and Dying in Buddhism,” pp. 125-136 In Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death, and Grief, edited by Donald P. Irish, Kathleen F. Lundquist, Vivian Jenkins Nelsen (Washington, D.C.: Taylor & Francis, 1993)

    Dennis Ryan, “Death: Eastern Perspectives,” in K. Doka (ed) Death and Spirituality, pp. 75-92, (Amityville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 1993)

    Chogyam Trungpa, translator, The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Boulder, Colorado: Shambala Press, 1975)

    Judaism

    James E. Ponet, “Reflections on Mortality from a Jewish Perspective,” pp. 129-136 in Facing Death, eds. Spiro, Curren, and Wandel (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996)

    Rabbi Earl A. Grollman, “Death in Jewish Thought,” pp. 21-32 in Death and Spirituality, ed. Kenneth Doka with J. Morgan (Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co., Inc., 1993)

    AAHPM, Unipac Two “Alleviating Psychological and Spiritual Pain in Terminally Ill”, pp. 101-103

    Ellen Levine, “Jewish Views and Customs on Death, “ pp. 98-130 in Death and Bereavement Across Cultures, eds. Parkes, Laungani, and Young (NY: Routledge, 1997)

    Riemer, Jack and Stampfer, Nathaniel, eds. So that Your Values Live On: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 1991)

    Brener, Anne. Mourning and Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner’s Path Through Grief to Healing (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights, 1993)

    Shapiro, Rami M. Last Breaths: A Guide to Easing Another’s Dying (Miami: Temple Beth Or, 1993)

    Lamm, Maurice. The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (NY: Jonathan David Publishers, 1969)

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    Downloadable Documents and Worksheets

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    • part_one.pdf    Part I: How to Assess Spirituality
    • part_two.pdf    Part II: Spiritual Care at End of Life: Common Needs and Goals
    • part_three.pdf    Part III: Spiritual Pain/Spiritual Suffering
    • part_four.pdf    Part IV: Basic Skills and Techniques in Providing Spiritual Care
    • part_five.pdf    Part V: Considering World Religions in End of Life Care

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