Suggested Reading

The list below is a sampling of what is available on the subject of grieving. There are many more very helpful books. LifeNet Health maintains a Donor Family Lending Library from which you may borrow. A bibliography is available through LifeNet Health’s Donor Family Advocate.

Grief In General
HOW TO GO ON LIVING WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE DIES by Therese Rando
NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION: FOR THOSE WHO GIVE AND GRIEVE
THE JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF by Alan D. Wolfelt
WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE by Harold Kushner
COMPANION TO GRIEF by Patricia Kelley
THE MOURNING HANDBOOK by Helen Fitzgerald

Children And Grief
WHEN DINOSAURS DIE: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING DEATH by Laurie K. Brown
EXPLAINING DEATH TO CHILDREN by Earl A. Grollman
STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT DEATH FOR TEENAGERS by Earl A. Grollman
LIFETIMES: THE BEAUTIFUL WAY TO EXPLAIN DEATH TO CHILDREN by Bryan Mellonie
THE EMPTY PLACE: A CHILD’S GUIDE THROUGH GRIEF by Roberta Temes Widowhood
THE WIDOW’S HANDBOOK: A GUIDE FOR LIVING by Charlotte Foenher and Carol Coyant
WIDOW TO WIDOW: THOUGHTFUL, PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR REBUILDING YOUR LIFE by Genevieve Ginsburg

Suicide/Sudden Death
HEALING AFTER THE SUICIDE OF A LOVED ONE by Ann Smolin
NO TIME TO SAY GOODBYE: SURVIVING THE SUICIDE OF A LOVED ONE by Carla Fine
LIVING WITH GRIEF AFTER SUDDEN LOSS by Kenneth J. Doka
Loss of a Child
RECOVERING FROM THE DEATH OF A CHILD by Katherine Donnelly
SUNRISE TOMORROW: COPINGWITH A CHILD’S DEATH by Elizabeth Brown
PARENTAL LOSS OF A CHILD by Theresa Rando

We hope this booklet has answered many of your questions and concerns about organ and tissue donation and the grief process. If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact LifeNet Health’s Donor Family Advocate or your transplant coordinator.

Written by:
Cindy Duncan, MSN, RN, CS
Betty L. Martin, MSN, RN, CS