AfterShock: what to do when the doctor gives you -- or someone you love -- a devastating diagnosis, Jessie Gruman Ph.D.












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APPENDIX C: Books on Family and Illness

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.

Sample Resources:

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.