End-of-Life, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Death Doula? What is This?

Have you wondered about these terms? Death Doula, End of Life Doula? Death Midwife? End of Life Specialist? If you have-do the words frighten you? Scare you? Make you pause and wonder? You realize that death is part of life, right? To be born we must die. Death is part of the life cycle. Does… Continue reading Death Doula? What is This?

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Unfortunately for every “good” death, there are many which are much more stormy and drawn out.

It is sad to read and to know that most people in western society die in hospital or in an institution. Keeping death out of sight and out of mind in this way means that most people have little experience of death and dying. https://theconversation.com/a-real-death-what-can-you-expect-during-a-loved-ones-final-hours-43619 "When illness or age present an inescapable conclusion to life, then… Continue reading Unfortunately for every “good” death, there are many which are much more stormy and drawn out.

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

Crying when grieving is not losing composure — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Take a look at this article on crying and grief... You can also download the Grief Recovery Institute's- The Grief Recovery Method and Six Concepts that Prevent You from Moving Forward.   Source: Crying is not losing composure via Crying when grieving is not losing composure — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

‘Nobody wants to talk about death:’ Patients’ stories inspire play about palliative care – Entertainment – CBC News — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Thank you as always Sue Rosenbloom.  🙂 Death is not easy and a diagnosis of, "You are dying" is not easy, but it is reality for some. What would you do with the time you have left? Would you say goodbye to special people in your life? Would you visit special places you always wanted… Continue reading ‘Nobody wants to talk about death:’ Patients’ stories inspire play about palliative care – Entertainment – CBC News — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

Survivor’s Guilt? In short, this was all my fault – Still Standing Magazine — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

The utter heartbreak of delivering a stillborn, a baby who is premature-IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!!  When a baby does not make it to fruition, it is in the cards that it be so. One born with complications...think about it. I had two miscarriages and I get it. I delivered one at home so I… Continue reading Survivor’s Guilt? In short, this was all my fault – Still Standing Magazine — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

Grief, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks | Gary Roe — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

I cannot imagine one of my kids dying. The pain, the loss, the anger, the realization that they are no longer here. I can imagine the grief and grieving though. I have been exposed to death for many years and have had many extended family members die, along with clients. I am a social worker/case… Continue reading Grief, Anxiety, and Panic Attacks | Gary Roe — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

Shared via Rea L. Ginsberg – The Holocaust: Bereavement takes a different course — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

As a professional who has worked with Holocaust Survivors for almost 18 years as a group facilitator and case manager, I can easily say their grief is different and life lasting. Imagine suffering as they did and losing entire families, being the only survivor out of 10, 30, 60 people when you think of extended… Continue reading Shared via Rea L. Ginsberg – The Holocaust: Bereavement takes a different course — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library