Passing Peacefully
Passing Peacefully
Dr. Judy Underwood
Dying: Finding Comfort and Guidance in a Story of a Peaceful Passing
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Resources to help with End-of-Life Issues
Judy K. Underwood, Ph.D.


YouTube Randy Pausch Last Lecture. 46 yr. old college professor diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer gives lecture about what’s important in life while he is still looking healthy and vibrant.

Two Weeks, 2007 motion picture starring Sally Fields is about a mother's dying and her three thirty-something children who care for her. Available through Blockbuster and Netflix.

Tuesdays With Morrie, motion picture based on the book by Mitch Albom. This story describes the author’s weekly visits with one of his former college professors in the last months of the older man’s life. The professor, Morrie, was dying from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.)
Excellent multimedia presentation of Lovelle Svart, who shared the struggle and choices of her final months. She ended her life by taking a drug overdose prescribed at her request under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. She was 62 and had lived with lung cancer for nearly five years.
On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying. Many resources under the following headings: End-of-Life Tools, Care Options, Final Days, Therapy & Support.

Joan Halifax, Being With Dying: Contemplative Practices and Teachings. Audiotape Series, 1997. Available through Buddhist perspective.

The 5 Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. You can view this document online before buying it for $5.00.

Please visit our new website for more information about personal coaching and end-of-life issues.
Website of resources created by Judy K. Underwood, Ph.D., psychotherapist, life coach, speaker and author of Dying: Finding Comfort and Guidance in a Story of a Peaceful Passing.
Website of resources created by Bernie Siegel, M.D. His approach is based upon the science of mind-body-spirit medicine for the challenges of all chronic illnesses.
Website of resources created by Ira Byock, M.D., leader in the hospice and palliative care movement.
Website for International Association for Hospice and Palliative care.
Website of resources from a psychic’s perspective


Judy K. Underwood, Ph.D., DYING: Finding Comfort and Guidance in a Story of a Peaceful Passing. Fort Collins: Odyssey Ink, 2008.

Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson. New York: Doubleday, 1997. Also available as a movie on DVD

Sylvia Browne, Life on the Other Side:: A Psychic's Tour of the Afterlife. New York: New American Library, a Division of Penguin Putnam Inc., 2000.

Sylvia Browne with Lindsay Harrison, Blessings From the Other Side:: Wisdom and Comfort From the Afterlife for This Life. New York: Penguin Putnam Inc., 2000.

Ira Byock, M.D., Dying Well. New York: Riverhead Books, 1997.

Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

Joan Furman, M.S.N., R.N. and David McNabb, The Dying Time: Practical Wisdom for the Dying & Their Caregivers. New York: Bell Tower, 1997.

Miriam Greenspan, Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2003.

Barbara Karnes, Gone From My Sight: The Dying Experience. (14 page booklet describing behaviors typical of One to Three Months before death, One to Two Weeks before death, Days or Hours before death, Minutes before death), available from Barbara Karnes, RN, PO Box 189, Depoe Bay, OR 97341.

Patricia Kelley and Maggie Callanan, Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. New York: Poseidon Press, 1992.

David Kessler, The Needs of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life's Final Chapter. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2000.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., On Death and Dying. New York: Touchstone, 1997.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., The Wheel Of Life - A Memoir Of Living And Dying. New York: Touchstone, 1998.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. & David Kessler, Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life and Living. New York: Touchstone, 2002.

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter. New York: Knopf, 1994.

Bernie Siegel, M.D., Love, Medicine and Miracles: Lessons Learned about Self-Healing from a Surgeon's Experience with Exceptional Patients. New York: Harper Publishers, Inc., 1998.

Bernie Siegel, M.D., 365 Prescriptions for the Soul: Daily Messages of Inspiration, Hope, and Love. California: New World Library, 2004.

Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1). New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996. The Conversations with God series present dialogues exploring philosophical questions about human existence, including discussions about love, faith, life, death, good and evil. Walsch’s books assume the existence of a higher power. Although he uses the word “God,” his approach is spiritual without being religious. These controversial books appeal to people from various traditions.

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