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Where this information about dying comes from

Coping with cancer

This page tells you the major sources of information that we use to put together this section.


About our information

All our information is checked by cancer specialists and surgeons who specialise in treating cancer. The names of our palliative care specialist reviewers are at the end of this list. We also try to find patients to review all our sections. If you live in the UK and would like to become a patient reviewer, you can write to us by clicking on the 'contact us' button on the right hand side of the page.


Books and leaflets

Symptom management in advanced cancer (3rd edition)
Twycross R and Wilcock A.
Radcliffe Medical Press Ltd, 2002

The complete guide to relieving cancer pain and suffering.
British Medical Association
Oxford University Press, 2004

We need to talk about the funeral: 101 practical ways to commemorate and celebrate a life
J Morrell, S Smith.
Accent Press, 2007

Dying well; a holistic guide for the dying and their carers
Richard Reoch
Gaia books, London, 2005

The new natural death handbook (5th edition)
Nicholas Albery and Stephanie Weinrich (Eds)
The Natural Death Centre, 2000.

Beyond fear
Dorothy Rowe
Harper Collins, 2002

Caring for someone who is dying  (Carer's handbook)
Penny Mares
Age Concern, (now Age UK) England, 1998

Caring for someone who is dying (Caring in a crisis)
Penny Mares
Age Concern (now Age UK) England, 1994

Caring for dying people of different faiths
Julia Neuberger
Radcliffe Medical Press, 2004

What to do when someone dies (2012 edition)
Paul Harris
Which? Consumer guides

Death and bereavement across cultures
Colin Murray-Parkes
Taylor and Francis Books Ltd, 1996

Wills and probate (2012 edition)
Paul Elmhurst (editor)
Which? Consumer guides

Royal College of Psychiatrists
RCP, Feb 2008

On Death and Dying
Kubler-Ross E
New York, Collier Books, 1997


UK guidelines

Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), March 2004
Link to the NICE website

Advance care planning: A guide for health and social care staff
NHS National End of Life Care Programme, NHS / University of Nottingham, Oct 2008
Link to the guide on the website

Control of pain in adults with cancer
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), 2008
Link to the guidance on the SIGN website

End of life care co-ordination
Public Health England and NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ), December 2013
Link to the guidance on the Public Health website


Specialist reviewers

Penny Jones, Director of Care Services, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Anthony Boland, Senior Practitioner Psychological Care, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Caroline Kidd, Social Worker, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Brigid Williams, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
Dr Ruth Branford, Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

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Updated: 16 August 2012