Workshops and reading lists….

We have so enjoyed presenting “Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care Workshop for Resident Care Assistants” in Victoria Jan 5,6, 2012, and “Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care Workshop for RCAs and LPNs” in Comox Jan 12,13, 2012.  This week we go to Nanaimo for the final in the series of three workshops.  We are looking forward to meeting another group of dedicated caregivers. We have enjoyed exploring with the participants ways in which we can integrate a palliative approach in long term care.

For those who requested, I am posting Elizabeth’s reading list below.



Albom, M., Tuesdays With Morrie. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Ashenburg, K., The Mourner’s Dance: What We Do When People Die.

Toronto: MacFarlane Walter & Ross, 2002.

Buckman, R., I Don’t Know What to Say. Toronto: Key Porter Books, Ltd.,1988.

Callanan, M. and Kelley, P., Final Gifts. Toronto: Bantam Books,, 1993.

Groopman, J., How Doctors Think. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.

Hickman, M., Healing After Loss. New York: Avon Books, 1994. (DM)

Honore, C., In Praise of Slow. Vintage Canada, 2004.

Housden, R. (editor), Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation.

New York: Harmony Books, 2003.

Kearney, M., Mortally Wounded. New York: Scribner, 1996.

Kushner, H., When Bad Things Happen to Good People. New York: Avon Books, 1981.

McClelland C., The Seasons of Change. California: Conari Press, 1998.

Muller, W., How Then Shall We Live? Toronto: Bantam Books, 1996.

Muller, W., Sabbath. Toronto: Bantam Books, 1999.

Remen, R., Kitchen Table Wisdom. New York: Riverhead Books,1996.

Remen, R., My Grandfather’s Blessings. New York. Riverhead Books, 1999.

Saakvitne,K. and Pearlman, L.,  Transforming the Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious

Traumatization. New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1996.

Santorelli, S., Heal Thyself. New York: Belltower, 1999.

Singh, K., The Grace in Dying. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1998.

Compiled by Elizabeth Causton, MSW

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