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Dying: A Memoir

Paperback, 06/07/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Written in the final months of her life, Cory Taylor's Dying is a deeply moving meditation on death, and a joyful and wise tribute to life

History of a Suicide

Hardback, 05/03/2015, £16.99
£15.29

True Story: The life and death of my brother

Paperback, 11/04/2013, £9.99
£8.99
The author's brother, Martin, was her closest ally and friend. He suddenly became ill and died in just a few months. Written in the year that followed, the author begins to restructure her life. Moving between stories of childhood and adulthood, from life to death and its aftermath, she describes her loss, and how she has come to terms with grief.

Way We Die Now

Paperback, 09/02/2017, £7.99
£7.19
An Irish physician explores the ways in which society has lost the ability to deal with death.

Gift of Time: A Family's Diary of Cancer

Hardback, 20/11/2008, £12.99
£11.69
An heartbreakingly honest and deeply moving memoir in the words of the son, his wife and his mother of her battle with cancer, from one of the UK's best loved travel writers.

Unresolved Grief: A practical, multicultural approach for health professionals

7, 30/10/1993, £76.50
£53.55
Thos book defines unresovled grief and then explores the process of therapy.

Special Scar: Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide 2ed

Paperback, 14/06/2001, £25.99
£18.19
Looks in detail at the stigma surrounding suicide and offers practical help for survivors, relatives and friends of people who have taken their own life.

Sudden Death: A Research Base for Practice 2ed

Paperback, 04/03/1996, £31.99
£22.39
Many healthcare professionals have to deal with the shock, reactions and emotional aftermath of people facing the sudden death of someone close to them. Knowing how to help, what to say or do, needs learned skills, self-knowledge and support for both the professional and the client. This book deals directly with these issues.

Last Dance: Encountering Death and Dying 7ed

Hardback, 06/02/2004, £80.99
£56.69
Offers an interdisciplinary introduction to death, dying, and bereavement. Integrating the experiential and the scholarly, as well as the emotional and intellectual dimensions of death and dying, this seventh edition provides coverage of death studies.

Being Adam Golightly: One man's bumpy voyage to the other side of grief

Paperback, 08/02/2018, £8.99
£8.09
The cruel early death of his wife Helen tears up the script of Adam Golightly's middle-class, middle-aged existence. Miserably single, outnumbered by his kids and haunted by life's screaming fragility, he recounts his fight back against the hand of fate.

Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death

Hardback, 01/03/2018, £14.99
£13.49
A moving and profound exploration of life's greatest mystery from one of the most revered religious figures of our time

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities: A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Paperback, 15/02/2010, £18.99
£17.09
Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement.

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief

Paperback, 07/11/2019, £14.99
£13.49
David Kessler - the world's foremost expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving - journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.

Living On The Seabed: A memoir of love, life and survival

Paperback, 06/07/2006, £12.99
£11.69
'The morning after John's death, I remember feeling absolutely enraged that the world had kept turning and the sun had come up as if nothing had happened.'Lindsay Nicholson and her husband, the Observer journalist John Merritt, were regarded as a golden couple.

Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love and Loss

Hardback, 16/01/2020, £16.99
£12.99
A 2020 book to look out for in the Observer, BBC, Guardian, Financial Times, Stylist, Independent. A Sunday Times best book of 2020.

33 Meditations on Death: Notes from the Wrong End of Medicine

Hardback, 16/04/2020, £14.99
£13.49
_________________ "Brilliant - a grimly humorous yet humane account of the realities of growing old in the modern age.

Radical Acts of Love: How We Find Hope at the End of Life

Hardback, 05/03/2020, £14.99
£13.49
A profoundly moving account of an oncology nurse's conversations with the dying

Every Third Thought: On Life, Death, and the Endgame

Paperback, 10/07/2018, £9.99
£8.99
An uplifting and moving investigation into how we think about death, Every Third Thought is both guide and companion, always 'wise and humane' (Andrew Marr).

Last Act of Love: The Story of My Brother and His Sister

Paperback, 26/04/2016, £9.99
£8.99
A powerful, timely and incredibly moving memoir in the bestselling tradition of Blake Morrison, Joan Didion and Ruth Picardie.

Manual for Heartache

Paperback, 27/12/2017, £8.99
£8.00
The wise and inspiring book from the bestselling author of The Last Act of Love.

Dear Life: A Doctor's Story of Love, Loss and Consolation

Paperback, 03/09/2020, £9.99
£8.00
A brilliant combination of lyrical memoir and guide to living and dying, comparable to Kathryn Mannix's With the End in Mind and Julia Samuel's Grief Works, from the author of Your Life in My Hands.

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

Hardback, 04/03/2021, £15.99
£14.39
A compelling and beautifully written exploration of the topic which breaks all taboos: assisted death

Radical Acts of Love: Twenty Conversations to Inspire Hope at the End of Life

Paperback, 04/02/2021, £9.99
£8.99
A profoundly moving account of an oncology nurse's conversations with the dying

When It Is Darkest: Why People Die by Suicide and What We Can Do to Prevent It

Paperback, 06/05/2021, £14.99
£13.49
Drawing on decades of work in the field of suicide prevention and research, and having been bereaved by suicide twice, Professor O'Connor is here to help. And for those who are struggling to get through the tragedy of suicide, it will help you find strength in the darkest of places.

33 Meditations on Death: Notes from the Wrong End of Medicine

Paperback, 06/05/2021, £9.99
£8.99
_________________ "Brilliant - a grimly humorous yet humane account of the realities of growing old in the modern age.

Madness of Grief : A Memoir of Love and Loss

Hardback, 01/04/2021, £16.99
£15.29
The high-profile clergyman's account of losing his partner of 12 years and coping with 'the madness of grief' after his death

Consequences of Love

Paperback, 08/07/2021, £8.99
£8.09

How To Live When A Loved One Dies

Paperback, 29/07/2021, £7.99
£7.19
A comforting book that will offer relief to anyone moving through intense grief and loss, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh shares accessible, healing words of wisdom to transform our suffering.

Aiming to Kill: The Ethics of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Paperback, 10/03/2003, £12.95
£11.66
Steers a clear path through the main arguments in this most difficult ethical maze. While providing a balanced account of the issues involved, makes a distinctive contribution to the debate and reaches some possibly surprising conclusions.

Handling Death and Bereavement at Work

Paperback, 24/03/2005, £36.99
£25.19
This book tackles how death and bereavement can affect the workplace. It is a sensitive and constructive test for dealing with issues that touch all working lives.

Grief, Mourning and Death Ritual

7, 01/02/2001, £30.99
£21.69
Focuses on what happens after a death has taken place. Drawing on social theory and anthropology, This book reviews the ways grief, mourning and death ritual have been approached by academics and practitioners in the field. It combines reviews with illustrative examples of grief, mourning and death ritual as they manifest in specific settings.

Long Walk Home

Paperback, 16/03/2002, £28.99
£19.59
A moving account of cancer treatment written by a terminally ill patient, which spells out important messages for patients and the health professionals who look after them. Contributions from medical communicators highlight the priorities for health professionals.

Wild: A journey from lost to found

Paperback, 01/08/2013, £8.99
£8.09
'One of the best books I've read in the last five or ten years... Wild is angry, brave, sad, self-knowing, redemptive, raw, compelling, and brilliantly written, and I think it's destined to be loved by a lot of people, men and women, for a very long time.' Nick Hornby

Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

Paperback, 27/05/2004, £18.99
£13.29
A person's sense of hope is essential to bereavement counselling and nursing. This book brings together research and thinking on hope to give guidance to professionals working with the bereaved. Taking in a variety of sources, this book gives a comprehensive view of the developments and possibilities in hope-inspiring bereavement counselling.

Relative Grief

7, 11/04/2005, £15.99
£14.39
In this collection of accounts, people share their experiences of losing loved ones through death from natural causes, genetic conditions, accident, suicide and murder. Looking at death from different perspectives, it encourages people to understand their own grief and how those around to them might be affected by what can seem a very private loss.

Grief and Powerlessness

7, 01/04/1996, £25.00
£22.50
In this practical book on why and how people grieve, the author addresses the experience of bereavement and loss in a wide range of contexts, including: death and dying; ageing; disability; illness and AIDS; and cultural loss. It presents ideas for practical solutions and discusses strategies to help clients regain control of their lives.

Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning

7, 01/03/1998, £29.99
£26.99
In The Social Symbolism of Grief and Mourning Roger Grainger focuses on the role of funerals in promoting the personal and social adjustment of the bereaved. Tying together folklore with funeral practices, the author has created a work that examines the anthropological, psychological and superstitious aspects of our relationship to death and dying.

Fragile lives

Paperback, 01/05/2001, £28.99
£20.29
Provides a look at death from a sociological perspective. Arguing that despite popular belief death does not make us equal, this book states that dying is a chaotic and uncertain process. It examines the medicalisation of care for the dying, attitudes of carers, the notion of the 'good death', the euthanasia debate and the fear of cancer.

Death's Dominion : Ethics at the End of Life

Paperback, 01/12/2006, £28.99
£20.29
Drawing on a philosophical framework, the author explores end-of-life issues in order to reflect on the nature of the good death and how this may be achieved.

Good Death: On the Value of Death and Dying

Paperback, 01/09/2004, £28.99
£20.29
The notion of a 'good death' plays an important role in modern palliative care and remains a topic for lively debate. Using philosophical methods and theories, this book provides a critical analysis of Western notions surrounding the dying process in the palliative care context.

Death and Medical Power: An Ethical Analysis of Dutch Euthanasia Practice

Paperback, 01/05/2005, £30.99
£21.69
In all modern countries a good death and relief of suffering are important issues of public debate. The bioethical debate in the Netherlands is unique since it has been focusing on the issue of euthanasia. This book describes the debate, explains its origins, and analyzes its development, resulting in the legislation of euthanasia.

Nature of Grief: The Evolution and Psychology of Reactions to Loss

7, 03/12/1998, £36.99
£25.89
In this study on the evolution of grief John Archer shows that grief is a natrual reaction to losses of many sorts and he proves this by bringing together material from evolutionary psychology, ethology and experimental psychology.

Dying,bereavement & the healing arts

Paperback, 16/10/2007, £19.99
£17.99
This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play.

Assisted Dying: Reflections on the Need for Law Reform

Paperback, 29/11/2007, £44.99
£31.49
Explores the law relating to euthanasia and assisted suicide, tracing its development from prohibition through to the laissez faire attitude adopted in a number of countries in 21st Century. This book provides a critique of the arguments surrounding legislative control of such practices and particularly looks into the regulatory role of the state.

Death and Dying: A Reader

7, 18/11/2008, £32.99
£21.69
This book replaces the Dickenson: Death, Dying and Bereavement 2ED as the set text for the OU course Death and Dying (K260), which means guaranteed sales of 800 copies per year through the bookshops.

Compassionate Cities: Public Health and end-of-life care

7, 02/06/2005, £38.99
£27.29
Written by a leading academic, this text presents a radical approach to death, ageing and public health that is useful reading for anyone working or studying in those fields.

On Death and Dying: What the Dying Have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families

Paperback, 29/08/2008, £29.99
£26.99
Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. The five stages of grief are part of our common understanding of bereavement. This book is suitable for those with an interest in bereavement or the five stages of grief.
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