End-of-Life Care: Pamphlet Rack Resources

The following list contains recommended pamphlet resources identified for End-of-Life Care topics.

If you need assistance with accessing these resources, please contact Iowa Catholic Conference (515-243-6256; [email protected])



Gone from My Sight: The Dying Experience by Barbara Karnes, RN

A concise description of changes which take place as a person is dying.

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Catholic Health Association End of Life Guides

www.chausa.org > Publications > Books & Printed Resources in the CHA Store

Available as a printed brochure, in both English and Spanish.


Care Notes

An extensive library of resources from Abbey Press that provide a Catholic perspective of hope, help and healing. Go to https://carenotes.com.

We are also pleased to share with you an e-book on the topic of dying and hospice care.

Contemporary society attempts to ignore the reality of death. Unfortunately, this leaves many people unprepared and/or unwilling to handle the challenges faced when they, or their loved ones, receive a terminal diagnosis.

Written by Mark Schmidt, the Respect Life/Social Justice Director of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, “Into Your Hands Lord: A Catholic Companion to Dying and Hospice Care” is a simple guide to assist in the journey towards death and into new life. Grounded in the Passion of the Christ and Catholic teaching, this companion will assist families in discussing issues such as: artificial nutrition and hydration, pain medications, coping with the absence of a loved one, and various other aspects of the dying process.

A version of the book for a Christian (not specifically Catholic) audience is also available. If you’re interested contact [email protected].

The book is available in this link: into_your_hands_lord_a-catholic-companion-to-dying-and-hosp


Catholic Update – Newsletter

End of Life Moral Issues by Thomas Shannon (2014)

Why the Church Opposes Assisted Suicide by Most Rev. Wilton Gregory (1999)

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