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Death and Dying

Does This Situation Describe Your Concern?

The Center for Work and Family Life is available to help in the following ways:

  • practicing better self-care
  • activating and expanding your support sytem
  • applying and integrating the information found in these book & web resources into your daily living
  • connecting you with providers or community resources that specialize in this topic

Please call CWFL to request personalized assistance on this topic

Our phone is 213-821-0800

Reading List Notations:

Green font indicates books that have been read by Center for Work and Family Life staff.

The Center does not specifically recommend or endorse any particular literature, nor does the absence of books from this list represent a recommendation against such works.

The Center for Work and Family Life would like to thank and give credit to the Stanford University Faculty and Staff Help Center, which was instrumental in helping to assemble this reading list.

Web Resources Notations:

The links listed are being provided as additional resources for you. Most of these are not affiliated with the Center for Work and Family Life.

Neither the Center, nor the University, is responsible for these websites, their content or the referral information they provide. As such, we encourage you to be an educated consumer in using the links to take you to the resources available for that topic.

If you have any questions, comments or find information on this page that is incorrect or no longer current, please contact us at (213) 821-0800 or at

Reading List

For those facing their own death

Kubler Ross, Elizabeth (1969). On Death and Dying. New York: MacMillan.

Kubler Ross, Elizabeth (1997). Questions and Answers on Death and Dying. New York: Touchstone Books.

Remen, Rachel Naomi (1997). Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal. New York: Riverhead Books.

Rinpoche, Sogyal (1993). The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. San Francisco: Harper SanFrancisco.

Web Resources

American Psychological Association (APA)
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. This site covers a variety of topics, including death and dying.

Medline Plus
End of Life concerns are presented on the MedlinePlus site. MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Mental Health
The Mental Help Net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy. Information on how to prepare in advance for your own death, the grieving process, and how to help and comfort people who are dying are found on this site.