Covering topics such as death, dementia care and healthcare policy, here’s our pick of the latest books to put on your bookshelf.


Death and grief specialist Molly Carlile has authored The Death Talker to help readers explore death, liberate fears of dying and identify personal priorities in order to live and die well.

It includes personal stories and practical information as a guide for exploring the things that matter to an individual and facilitate meaningful conversations with loved ones. New Holland Publishers, RRP $29.99.


Life Story Work with People with Dementia is an evidence-based book focusing on the practicalities of carrying out life story work – an empowering way for people with dementia to connect with relatives, carers and professionals – in a variety of settings.

Edited by Polly Kaiser and Ruth Eley, it covers getting started, ethical considerations and issues of diversity. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, RRP $35.95.


KPMG Chairman of Global Health Practice Mark Britnell has spent more than 20 years in healthcare and travelled to over 60 countries on 200 occasions.

In his book, In Search of the Perfect Health System, he examines healthcare systems across the globe, including Australia, discussing what a ‘perfect’ system might look like and the global challenges facing healthcare, such as population ageing.  Palgrave Macmillian, RRP: $46.95

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