The following resources are available to help others cope with living and dying with cancer.
Through poetry, Russell found creative and emotional expression for his experiences. A collection of his poems are to be found here.
View Russell's poems
When he was too ill to read or write, Russell taped himself in several sessions talking about his journey. The talks explore his transition from passivity and fear to active awareness and acceptance of his death.
Transcriptions of these talks are available.
Read Russell's transcribed talks
Many years after Russell's death, his sister Delia gave a talk at a conference held by Nechama (a Jewish bereavement organisation) about her process of dealing with his death. The notes for this talk are available.
Read A Sibling's Journey
Andrea wrote an article, 'Death in the Family: An experiential account', with Dr Maurice Silbert, their family GP, which was published in the South African Family Practice Journal in January 1988 and in Fair Lady magazine in March 1988 under the title 'Treat it Gentle'.
Read the article
Medical students had a video made in which Russell and Andrea were interviewed by Dr Maurice Silbert.
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