Hard Choices for Loving People

Hank Dunn, “Hard Choices for Loving People”: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness, Fifth Edition
(ISBN 978-1-928560-06-7). This is a recommended core resource for Meetings. Provides thorough information for people who may be facing decisions about end of life care or who are interested in learning more as they make decisions for advance directives.

Dealing Creatively With Death

Ernest Morgan, Dealing Creatively With Death, A Manual of Death Education and Simple Burial, 2001, Upper Access Inc., Hinesburg, Vermont. This is a through resource consistent with Friends testimony of Simplicity. It covers a range of topics for saying goodbye in a meaningful yet simple way. This is a highly recommended core resource for Meetings and useful for families and individuals who want a plan for their dying and the aftermath in a way that is consistent with their values.

Grave Matters

Mark Harris, Grave Matters, A Journey Through The Modern Funeral Industry to A Natural Way of Burial, 2007, Scribner, New York, NY.  This may be tough to think about, but this is a very important resource for those who are concerned with how their body will be disposed of after death, and how that impacts the environment. Also provides lists of other resources. While some may be sensitive to the frank information in this book, this is a recommended core resource for Meetings, for those committees concerned with Burial Grounds, for individuals committed to sound environmental practices, and for those making decisions about their own burial or cremation.