Education, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Want to boost your creativity and be a better collaborator? Think about why the sky is blue — ideas.ted.com

We all should get in touch with our inner child! Go play with your kids and grandchildren. Run through the sprinkler, laugh, see life as fun instead of chore and work oriented.....Great advice!   Stretch your mind and strengthen your relationships with this simple exercise borrowed from schoolkids. Education innovator Sugata Mitra shows how. It’s… Continue reading Want to boost your creativity and be a better collaborator? Think about why the sky is blue — ideas.ted.com

Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Rapid assessment and frailty — British Geriatrics Society

This is awesome news and more hospitals should do this! Care beds for older adults and rapid assessment and treatment. Thoughts?   Beverley Marriott is a Advanced nurse practitioner working in the Birmingham community healthcare foundation trust. She is also a King’s College Older Person Fellow. There continues to be a growing emphasis on older people… Continue reading Rapid assessment and frailty — British Geriatrics Society

Aging/Gerontology, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

Julie and I are very excited to announce that our book is available on the Xlibris website at: http://www.xlibris.com. Journey's End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life; 2.5 years in the making is finally available. Thank you to all who contributed to our book. We never could have done it without you... The book… Continue reading ‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

How to Make a Difference in Grief and in Times of Joy

Grief Healing Discussion groups: I came across this term on a website I visited and I thought...What a great idea and so needed. Besides the need for Death Cafe style groups, grief and bereavement groups are also needed. Support groups are very much the same thing, except, the phrase alone indicates to some that they must… Continue reading How to Make a Difference in Grief and in Times of Joy

Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Ten Things I Never Expected From Grief | The Grief Toolbox — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

A great resource! Grief and bereavement is different for each person and the length of time different for each person. Be supportive, listen, be patient......be human.   Because we knew that my daughter was dying, I believed I was prepared for grief. I was wrong. No matter how much we prepare, everything changes. These aspects… Continue reading Ten Things I Never Expected From Grief | The Grief Toolbox — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Aging/Gerontology, Healthcare, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Autumn Speakers Series: What is geriatric rehabilitation? Towards a unifying concept — British Geriatrics Society

Definitely worth a read, and definitely needed! More Geriatricians-physicians and other professionals that specialize in working with, caring for and assisting older adults.....   Romke van Balen is an Elderly Care Physician in Rotterdam and Senior Researcher in Leiden. His main field of interest is geriatric rehabilitation. He will be speaking at the upcoming BGS… Continue reading Autumn Speakers Series: What is geriatric rehabilitation? Towards a unifying concept — British Geriatrics Society

Aging/Gerontology, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Healthcare, Humanity, ICU, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

“Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life”: Is out Soon!

A book that has been in the makings for almost 2.5 years........a well thought out book that focuses on death, dying, and end of life issues with over 50 contributors mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. and a few from other countries around the world! The book has many chapters that focus on death of… Continue reading “Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life”: Is out Soon!