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Books and Articles on Death & Dying
Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande - The perfect place to start to read about the topic. He is a surgeon with a huge heart. "Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows that the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life – all the way to the very end."
Pagan Book of Living & Dying - Starhawk - One of the first books I read about all this (and which I need to re-read. I always remember that she advises to wash your face often when someone you love is dying. Much is expressed and cleansed by your tears but they shouldn't stay on your face. (Lane)
Reimagining Death by Lucinda Herring, 2018 - article in Parabola Magazine (Volume 44, No. 1, “Change & the Changeless,” Spring 2019) - (recommended by Claudia)
THE UNWINDING OF THE MIRACLE: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams reviewed New York Times, 2/6/19: "A Dying Young Woman Reminds Us How to Live" by Lori Gottlieb
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Stephen Jenkinson has worked extensively with dying people and their families, is former program director in a major Canadian hospital, former assistant professor in a prominent Canadian medical school, he now lectures around the world and teaches workshops out of his Orphan Wisdom School in Ontario, Canada.