Recommended Reading


  1. A Hospice Guide Book
    by Dr. Curtis E. Smith Ph.D. Psy.D.

    More Glimpses of Heaven: Inspiring True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey
    by Trudy RN Harris

  2. Glimpses of Heaven: True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life's Journey
    by Trudy RN Harris

  3. A Guide for Nurse Case Managers
    by Charlotte Cox

  4. Final Moments: Nurses' Stories about Death and Dying
    by Deborah Witt Sherman (Editor)

  5. Lives in the Balance: Nurses' Stories from the ICU
    by Tilda Shalof (Editor)

  6. Midwife for Souls
    by Kathy Kalina

  7. This is a good article in The New Yorker
    Letting Go
    What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?
    by Atul Gawande

  8. I got a lot of good information for my CompassionFatigue Power Point from these references

    Bride,B. (2007) Measuring Compassion Fatigue, Clinical Social Work Journal DOI 10.1007/s10615-007-0091-7

    Bush, N. (2009) Compassion Fatigue: Are You at Risk? Vol. 36, No. 1, January 2009 • Oncology Nursing Forum

    Lobb, E., Oldham, L., Vojkovic, S., Kristjanson, L., Smith, J., Brown, J., & Dwyer, V. (2010). Frontline grief: the workplace support needs of community palliative care nurses after the death of a patient. Journal Of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, 12(4), 225-235. doi:10.1097/NJH.0b013e3181dceadc

    Marchand,C. (2009) Recognizing Compassion Fatigue

    Maslach, C. (1982). Burnout –the cost of caring: how to recognize, prevent, and cure the burnout syndrome for nurses, teachers, counselors, doctors, therapists, police, social workers, and anyone else who cares about people. New York: Prentice Hall.

    Newsom, R. (2010) Compassion fatigue: Nothing left to give Nursing Management (Springhouse)

    Sabo,B.(2005) Compassion fatigue and nursing work: Can we accurately capture the consequences of caring work? International Journal of Nursing 12:136-142 Blackwell Publishing doi:10.111/j.1440-172X.2006.00562.x Issue: Volume 41(4), April 2010, p 42–45 ,Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Publication Type: [Feature]
    DOI: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000370878.55842.e7 ISSN: 0744-6314

    Showalter, S. (2010) Compassion Fatigue: What Is It? Why Does It Matter? Recognizing the Symptoms, Acknowledging the Impact, Developing the Tools to Prevent Compassion Fatigue, and Strengthen the Professional Already Suffering From the Effects. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 27.4 : 239-242. DOI: 10.1177/1049909109354096

    Slatten, L., David Carson, ,., & Carson, P. (2011). Compassion fatigue and burnout: what managers should know.Health Care Manager, 30(4), 325-333. doi:10.1097/HCM.0b013e31823511f7

    Stamm, B. (2011) Professional Quality of Life: Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Version 5 (ProQOL).

  9. Please add any books you would recommend related to hospice.