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

Closure…What Does That Mean?

Closure; what does that mean to you when someone dies? How quickly do you grieve? How quickly do you 'move on' as some expect you to? "For many in our society, closure means leaving grief behind, a milestone they usually expect to reach within a matter of weeks or months. Closure means being “normal”, getting… Continue reading Closure…What Does That Mean?

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

Social Media is Changing How We Approach Death

I came across a great article on LinkedIn and it is gaining attention because of who it is about, Scott Simon, the popular radio host of NPR's “Weekend Edition Saturday” who stayed by his mother's side in a Chicago hospital as she died and he tweeted about it. Well known people, celebrities+ are often the… Continue reading Social Media is Changing How We Approach 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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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

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Game for End of Life Planning…

Questions game for end of life planning, what a great idea! It gets conversations started. It gets people thinking! The game is called, "Hello." This was an article I came across on LinkedIn. I was pleased to see it as this is my passion; helping people, assisting people and the topics of death and dying… Continue reading Game for End of Life Planning…

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

Important End of Life Discussions between Patient and Doctor Needed…

This is a very good article that discusses the important of physicians having the much needed discussion about end of life and dying with their patients. "There is no “right” answer for how patients should respond to a terminal illness. It’s a deeply personal decision based on a complex array of spiritual, social, financial and… Continue reading Important End of Life Discussions between Patient and Doctor Needed…

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Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) — British Geriatrics Society

Article on dementia research worth looking at....   Professor Rowan H Harwood is a geriatrician at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, and the University of Nottingham, with particular interests in delirium, dementia and end of life care, who maintains an active portfolio of research. He tweets @RowanHarwood Can exercise-based therapy prevent or delay disability and… Continue reading Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED) — British Geriatrics Society