The Hospice Library


Susan Byars
(859) 276-5344 ext.66875 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


The libraries in each of our offices are open during regular business hours.

The hospice library contains books, professional journals, audiovisual materials, and pamphlets as well as two computers for Internet access. The emphasis of our collection is on all aspects of palliative care, death, dying grief and bereavement. It is frequently used by members of the community as well as by our staff, patients and families, and students

Selected Resources for Chaplains and Pastors

Burton, Laurel Arthur, Health Care Chaplaincy in Oncology. New York: Haworth Pastoral Press, 1992.

Capps, Donald. Agents of Hope: A Pastoral Psychology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1995.

Cobb, Mark, The Dying Soul: Spiritual Care at the End of Life. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2001.

Close, Henry. Ceremonies for Spiritual Healing and Growth. New York: Haworth Pastoral Press. 2006.

Coles, Robert. The Spiritual Life of Children.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

The Dougy Center What about the kids? Understanding Their Needs in Funeral Planning & Services. Portland, OR: The Dougy Center for Grieving Children, 1999.

Doka, Kenneth, Death and Spirituality. Amityville, NY: Baywood, 1993.

Fitchett, George. Assessing Spiritual Needs: A Guide for Caregivers. Minneapolis, Augsburg, 1993.

Garces-Foley, Kathleen. Death and Religion in a Changing World. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 2006.

Garrett, Greg. Stories From the Edge: A Theology of Grief. Louisville, KY: Westminister John Knox Press, 2008.

Holder, Jennifer Sutton. Parting: A Handbook for Spiritual Care Near the End of Life. Chapel, Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville. Ceremonies of Passage: Readings and Rituals to Enrich the Dying Experience. Louisville: Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville, 2003.

Kalina, Kathy. Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care for the Dying.Boston: St. Paul Books & Media, 1993.

Kelley, Melissa M. Grief: Contemporary Theory and the Practice of Ministry. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010.

Klass, Dennis, The Spiritual Lives of Bereaved Parents. Philadelphia: Brunner/Mazel, 1999.

Koenig, Harold G. Spirituality in Patient Care: Why, How, When and What. Radnor, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2002.

Kok, James R. and Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., The Pastoral Counseling Treatment Planner. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Lattanzi-Licht, Marcia and Kenneth Doka. Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy. New York: Brunner-Routledge, 2003.

Lester, Andrew D. Pastoral Care with Children in Crisis. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1985.

Mabry, John R. Faith Styles: The Way People Believe. New York: Morehouse Publishing, 2006.

Mayfield, James L. Discovering Grace in Grief. Nashville: Upper Room Books, 1994.

McCall, Junietta Baker. Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving. Binghamtom, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press, 2004.

Moessner, Jeanne S. Through the Eyes of Women: Insights for Pastoral Care. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996.

Munro, Eleanor, Readings for Remembrance : A Collection for Funerals and Memorial Services. New York: Penguin, 2000.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Hospice. Alexandria, VA: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, 2009.

Oates, Wayne E, Pastoral Care and Counseling in Grief and Separation. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1976.

Oates, Wayne E. People in Pain: Guidelines for Pastoral Care. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1985.

Oates, Wayne E., Your Particular Grief. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1981.

Oman, Maggie. Prayers for Healing: 365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from around the World. San Francisco, CA: Conari Press, 1997.

Rupp, Joyce. Praying our Goodbyes: A Spiritual Companion through Life’s Losses and Sorrows. Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 2009.

Simmons, Henry C. With God's Oldest Friends : Pastoral Visiting in the Nursing Home. New York: Paulist Press, 1996.

VandeCreek, Larry. Spiritual Care for Persons with Dementia Fundamentals for Pastoral Practice. Binghamton, MA: The Haworth Pastoral Press, 1999.

Wolfelt, Alan D., Death and Grief: A Guide for Clergy. Muncie, IN: Accelerated Development, 1988.