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?

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It’s not all about death: conversations with patients in palliative care — Dying & Death Talk

Great article and good information. Take a look.   Courtesy of TheConversation.com | Originally Posted 11.02.2017 | Published 11.23.2017 This article is part of our series on demystifying palliative care, where experts explain the process of end-of-life care in Australia. When I introduce myself to a patient as a palliative care doctor, the question that… Continue reading It’s not all about death: conversations with patients in palliative care — Dying & Death Talk

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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?

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

Advance Care Planning…What is That?

Advance Care Planning, What is that? Have you thought about your final wishes? What you want medically, treatment wise? How much medical interventions you want? Do you want feeding tubes, oxygen, surgery, CPR, dialysis or breathing machines? Do you want to be in the hospital or at home to die? Are you open to palliative… Continue reading Advance Care Planning…What is That?

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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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Life, Love…

{"Jack Davies hasn’t planned his funeral but he knows how he wants to die. When the time comes - and soon - the 53-year-old says he will succumb to the terminal cancer ravaging his organs.  He doesn’t want resuscitation or medical intervention to prolong life. He doesn’t want to be rushed to Nambour General Hospital.… Continue reading Life, Love…

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Self-Promotion of Journey’s End…

There is nothing like coming home and finding a box leaning against your front door and when you rip it open, there are your author copies of the book that you spent 2.5 years writing and editing! Such joy, such elation, such happiness, such a sense of accomplishment... so, Julie and I are busy marketing and… Continue reading Self-Promotion of Journey’s End…