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

The Holidays and Bereavement

A good article on grief, mourning, and bereavement... and the holidays. For many, the upcoming holidays are a happy and joyful time filled with family, friends, gifts, food, and time spent together. For others, the upcoming holidays are a time that makes them sad, sorrowful, unhappy and brings back memories of a loved one. For… Continue reading The Holidays and Bereavement

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

How Will You Die? — Dying & Death Talk

What a great article! Definitely worth the read.... we all have a lot to learn and I like the quotes within of: “The birth of so much love happened right at death.” “The beautiful, hard truth is that we can be present in the mystery of death.”  “We can sit in love and be okay."… Continue reading How Will You Die? — Dying & Death Talk

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

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?

Book Review

Book Review: The Space Between

The Space Between by Susan Rooke Book Title:  The Space Between: The Prophesy of Faeries by Susan Rooke Category:  Adult Fiction,   452 pages Genre:  Fantasy, Fairy Tale Publisher:  Holynok Press Release date:  September 12, 2017 Format available for review:  ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF) Tour dates: Oct 23 to Nov 17, 2017 Content Rating: PG-13 (For… Continue reading Book Review: The Space Between

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

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

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