hi Robin, check my shelf #8. most of my hospice books are listed there, hang on, let me go grab the books....ok, Final Gifts is wonderful, written by 2 hospice nurses, each chapter is how they communicated with an individual patient. a chapter in the back has practical applications for anyone to employ in working through the process.
Sacred Passage by Margaret Coberly...this is very good, techniques for promoting a peaceful environment, resources from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition on facing death with honesty, courage. What to expect, and how to meet changing needs of the loved one. this one is fairly heavy on the Buddhist tradition...which I found wonderful, but not necessarily a good fit for everyone.
The Needs of the Dying by David Kessler...another one that has the author's experience with individual patients. this one has quite a bit of info regarding the medical side of dying, useful to me as a volunteer, but maybe not so much for your friend.
anything by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. a particularly nice one is Life Lessons, she writes about how the loss of our loved ones bring powerful and profound lessons of life and living to those of us remaining.
send me an email if you need more, or a more refined list, I will go delve into my notebooks and look at the reference titles that I have.
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