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

Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death….

Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death.... Read this blog post, Why We Will Never Get Over It. Bereaved parents feel judged as people assume at some point their grief is done, or they have been grieving too long or the sadness or depression is too much. Parents who have had… Continue reading Imagine being a parent that has lost a child to death….

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Assisted Dying in Canada already exists for adults, but what about children?

I came across this article and it caught my eye. As one who is specializing in working with adults, children and families where a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness or disease or has a degenerative disease or progressive illness; it makes sense why it would. Not a professional work area for everyone. I… Continue reading Assisted Dying in Canada already exists for adults, but what about children?

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Talking with teens about death | The Amateur’s Guide To Death & Dying — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

So important to have these talks with your children ESPECIALLY if they are the ones who are ill or diagnosed as terminal. If you as the parent are scared, imagine what your child feels and thinks?   Source: Talking with teens about death | The Amateur’s Guide To Death & Dying via Talking with teens about… Continue reading Talking with teens about death | The Amateur’s Guide To Death & Dying — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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This is how Disney films can help parents talk about death with their kids — Dying & Death Talk

"It’s important not to dismiss your child if they do ask about death, Linda E. Olszewski, an assistant professor of pediatrics and adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “Don’t put up blockades or shut them down when they try to ask or communicate this curiosity,” she says. And, above all, be… Continue reading This is how Disney films can help parents talk about death with their kids — Dying & Death Talk

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During Grief and Bereavement: What Do you Say?

http://seniorslifestylemag.com/family/whatwhat-not-to-say-to-a-grieving-person/ What NOT to say to a grieving person and what one should say. Ever thought about this? What words are ok to use? This article provides lots of tips for both categories: what to say and what NOT to say. Some examples that are good: How are you doing? Can I help with anything? I'm… Continue reading During Grief and Bereavement: What Do you Say?

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EFFECTS OF BEREAVEMENT – The Signs and Symptoms of Grief — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Another very informative post about bereavement and grief. This is something to keep in your 'toolbox' if you work in the areas of death and dying or you know someone going through grief or bereavement right now! Source: EFFECTS OF BEREAVEMENT – The Signs and Symptoms of Grief via EFFECTS OF BEREAVEMENT – The Signs and… Continue reading EFFECTS OF BEREAVEMENT – The Signs and Symptoms of Grief — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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Shared via Sacred Dying – Palliative Care Is About the Life That’s Left, Not the End of Life (Transcript) — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

What a great and informative article that discusses the difference between hospice and palliative care. Ther terms are not interchangeable, but many people use them that way. "In palliative care, we are not about end of life; we are about the life that you have left."- The all important quote from the article that further… Continue reading Shared via Sacred Dying – Palliative Care Is About the Life That’s Left, Not the End of Life (Transcript) — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library