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

Social Workers & Client Enrichment

*Photo: Ardmair-Highlands As a social worker who works as a case manager in a Jewish community agency-I say client not patient. Medical institutions, hospitals, hospice, etc. use the word patient. I came across this article by chance when viewing another article on hospice, social work, and death. The article Hospice Social Work and Patient Enrichment is very… Continue reading Social Workers & Client Enrichment

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

SPN & FYI.to: What are These?

The Service Professionals Network (SPN) project started as an open networking group on LinkedIn. SPN was created to be different from other open networking groups though. The group is unique, because the focus is on raising awareness and funds for charities as much as it is on helping individuals and businesses build their brand. The… Continue reading SPN & FYI.to: What are These?

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

Gratitude and the Importance of It!

In honour of American Thanksgiving tomorrow....show gratitude. Thank someone, begin a gratitude journal, focus on positivity vs. negativity. Review your life and see what you have vs. what you do not have. Be grateful! “A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” - Plato Here are some links to… Continue reading Gratitude and the Importance of It!

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

Food for Thought Discussion Groups

Food for Thought Discussion Groups Just reading the name Death Café makes me wonder if that phrase encourages attendance or scares people away? I have come up with a term that is more inviting and open to interpretation: Food for Thought Discussion Groups. To me, these groups would be for those 18+ and focus on… Continue reading Food for Thought Discussion Groups

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

The Symptoms of Protracted Dying — Dying & Death Talk

This is an article that will make you think-whether you would be future patient or supportive family member. Write up your medical wishes while you are able to make those decisions for yourself..... But at the same time for the advance care directive and will to be notarized make the price affordable for all! This… Continue reading The Symptoms of Protracted Dying — Dying & Death Talk

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

Will Your Heirs Have To Pay Up When You Die With Debt? — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

This is an important article to read and while much of the information relates to the USA, it can easily be researched for your country or province. This is an issue I have come across when a senior client has died and the family whether spouse or adult children has wondered; will I be responsible… Continue reading Will Your Heirs Have To Pay Up When You Die With Debt? — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Education, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

When Heartbreak Becomes A Second Chance – Elaine Mansfield — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Elaine is an eloquent speaker and writer. Congrats for getting to this point and one does not need to have a degree to be a teacher or mentor! Only certain professions require advanced degrees, otherwise life lessons and learning along with certificate programs are excellent in today's world!   Source: When Heartbreak Becomes A Second… Continue reading When Heartbreak Becomes A Second Chance – Elaine Mansfield — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library