Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life, Xlibris 2017-Julie Saeger Nierenberg and Victoria Brewster, MSW
BK Books– Barbara Karnes, RN website on end of life educational materials for families and professionals
Apology The Importance and Power of Saying “I’m Sorry” – Sheila Simpson
Any book written by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Don’t Let Death Ruin Your Life by Jill Brooke
Gifts by Maggie Callahan
Any book by Gary Roe
Websites/Organizations for Social Work, Case Management, Death, Dying, End of Life, Hospice and Palliative Care:
Social Work Career website by Dorlee Michaeli, MBA, LMSW
EFS Supervision Strategies– Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP
Dying with Dignity Canada – A grassroots organization which focuses on End-of-Life Issues/Topics
Kids Health– Kids health for teens, parents, and educators
Help Guide– Coping with loss and grief
Beyond Blue– Loss and Grief
WebMD– The stages of grief
Good Therapy– Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
Mental Health America– Coping with Loss
Hospice, Palliative Care News, Views and Inspiration from around the World- ehospice.com
Golden Room Advocates – Hospice and Palliative Care- How do you want to die and where?
With Sympathy– Unique and Personal Sympathy Gifts
Can We Talk? Helping our Loved Ones Express their End-of-Life Wishes
Causes and Campaigns I am part of as a volunteer on Social Media:
Ambassador for Random Act– RandomAct was born out of the desire to raise the vibration of kindness in the Linkedin community and beyond. -Volunteer since December 2018.
Volunteer Staff since December 2018 for Cyber Parental Guardians
Canadian Humanitarian for Global Goodwill Ambassadors on LinkedIn- nominated in January 2019.
My initiative/campaign to focus on loss and grief with a launch set for Social Work month, which is March-Marigolds on Social Media– Sometimes the biggest message comes from the smallest and most common garden flower. They are an important part of any organic garden as a pest deterrent, but the Marigold has nobler meanings like-despair and grief over the loss of love and the beauty and warmth of the rising sun which can assist in moments of bereavement.
Loss and grief will affect us all at some point in our lives if they have not already. Death is difficult, not something many want to think about, many try to avoid, BUT it is part of the cycle of life. In order for someone or something to be born-it must die.
Interested in being a Marigold Ambassador? If yes, it means you like me want to raise awareness of loss and grief. You want to provide resources, information, share articles, get conversations flowing…