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A great place to start is to review the University of Chicago course Death Panels: Exploring Death and Dying Through Comics, taught by MK Czerwiec, RN, and 

and Brian Callender, MD. The books are listed below.

Cancer Vixon
Marisa Acocella Marchetto

"What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoonist with a fabulous life finds... a lump in her breast?"

The following books, comics and otherwise are required and suggested texts for University of Chicago course KNOW 37015:Death Panels – Exploring Dying and Death through Comics, taught by Brian Callender, MD and MK Czerwiec, RN.

I Will See You Again

Lisa Boivin

Ghosts: A Graphic Novel

Raina Telgemeier

Dancing at the Pity Party

Tyler Feder

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371a

MK Czierwiec

You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife

Ronan and the Endless Sea of Stars: A Graphic Memoir

By Rick Louis and Lara Antal

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Roz Chast

Last Things: A Graphic Memoir of Loss and Love

Marissa Moss

What to Do When I'm Gone: A Mother's Wisdom to Her Daughter

Suzy Hopkins and Hallie Bateman

Rosalie Lightning: A Graphic Memoir

Tom Hart

Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park: . . . When You're 29 and Unemployed

Aneurin Wright 

Special Exits

Joyce Farmer

Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me

Sarah Leavitt

The House

Paco Roca

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Glenn Ringtved and Charlotte Pardi

Outbreak! Plagues that Changed History

Bryn Barnard

The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life

Katy Butler

Dying Well

Ira Byock

Speaking for the Dying: Life-And-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

Susan P. Shapiro


Lgbtq-Inclusive Hospice and Palliative Care: A Practical Guide to Transforming Professional Practice

Kimberly D Acquaviva


Tying Rocks to Clouds: Meetings and Conversations with Wise and Spiritual People (Revised)

William Elliott

The Denial of Death

Ernest Becker

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

Caitlin Doughty and Landis Blair


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach


When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying

Nina Riggs

How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter, New Edition

Sherwin B. Nuland


Life Support: Invitation to Prayer

Judith Cohen Margolis

Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Age

Dave Lewis


The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages

Leo Buscaglia

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