"When someone close to you is diagnosed with a serious illness, do them a big favor: give them this book. It is a compelling guide to making use of the best available evidence to respond to a bad diagnosis."
— John W. Rowe, MD, Exec. Chair, Aetna
Appendix C offers a list of books for children, teens, and the family on how to understand and cope with devastating illnesses.
A small sample of resources from the appendices in the 2010 edition of AfterShock were reviewed and updated in June 2014. No further updates are anticipated.
Can I Still Kiss You? Answering Children's Questions About Cancer by Neil Russell. Deerfield Beach, FL: HCI Publishers, 2001.
Always On Call: When Illness Turns Families Into Caregivers by Carole Levine. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2004.
The Etiquette of Illness: What to Say When You Can't Find the Words by Susan Halpern. New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 2004.
Help Me Live: 20 Things People With Cancer Want You to Know by Lori Hope. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2005.
Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent Is Sick by Paula Rauch and A.C. Muriel. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2005.