Books and Manuals

The Unbroken Circle: A Toolkit for Congregations around Illness, End-of-Life, and Grief
An easy-to-use toolkit of resources for clergy and church-lay leaders to help them better understand and find practical ways to address end-of-life care issues in their congregations.

Key Topics on End-of-Life Care for African Americans (pdf)
An intellectual discourse derived from The Last Miles of the Way Home 2004 National Conference to Improve End-of-Life Care for African Americans, with commentaries by Karla Holloway, Richard Payne M.D., Gwendolyn London D.Min., and Sharon Latson. The topics in this book range from the impact of health disparities on end of life decision-making to spiritual aspects of care at life’s end, to sociological and cultural perspectives on death and dying, and health policy considerations.

Jewish Ritual, Reality and Response at the End-of-Life: A Guide to Caring for Jewish Patients and Families (pdf)
This guide, written by Rabbi Mark A. Popovsky, introduces Jewish beliefs and practices around illness, death and loss and provides practical suggestions for responding to the complicated situations where the clinical, religious, and cultural are entwined.