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“Helping the Wounded Healer”

Oncology Nursing Society: Institutes Of Learning

November, 2006  Pittsburgh, PA

Peter Bjerkerot, RN, OCN


Beattie, Melody, (2006) The Grief Club : The Secret to Getting Through All Kinds of Change, Center City, MN: Hazelden

Bjerkerot, Peter.(1997). Getting through to Sarah: When a nurse is impaired by drugs and alcohol, peer intervention can be a lifesaver.  Nursing 97, 27(10), 32hn10-32hn11.

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Chapple, Helen S. (2006). Could She Been Dying? Dis-Orders of Reality around Death in an American Hospital, Charlottesville, VA: Anthropology and Humanism (Vol 3.)

Doka, Kenneth J. and J D. Morgan(Ed) (1999). Death and Spirituality: Death, Value, and Meaning, Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc

Doka, Kenneth J. and J D. Morgan(Edt) (1997). Living With Grief: When Illness Is Prolonged, Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc.

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Gunaratana, Bhante H. (2002), Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition, Wisdom Publications,

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Kastenbaum, Robert (2004). On Our Way: The Final Passage through Life and Death, Berkeley, CA: The University of California Press

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Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth and David Kessler, (2005) On Grief and Grieving : Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss. New York: Simon & Schuster


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