Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live

The Final Crossing: Learning to Die in Order to Live is a new book by Dr. Scott Eberle, Medical Director, Hospice of Petaluma. “This book is itself a rite of passage. Extraordinary insights shared by two remarkable people, one dying, the other the inner life and decisions of the physician and friend attending this fine fellow preparing to head into death. This is the best work of its sort I have come across. There are so many levels, so many books in this book that it might well become a teaching ... Read More

Hospice of Petaluma

Please Note: Donations must be made directly to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St. Petaluma, CA 94952. To access HoP for services, make donations or contact them call 707-778-6242 for more information. Rooted in community, Hospice of Petaluma has been providing quality, compassionate hospice care and grief services to individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one since 1977. Hospice of Petaluma and our sister program, Memorial Hospice, are a service of the ... Read More

How to Help During the Final Weeks of Life

A working group of physicians and patient advocates have developed a set of tools that can help patients and families live well with serious illness near the end of life. These educational materials can be used to facilitate conversations between physicians, patients, and their families. Website of the American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine, Doctors for Adults. Brochures include talking with your doctor, Addressing pain issuess, and making medical decisions for a loved one at the end of ... Read More