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

Hospice: A Gift

I came across this blog post on LinkedIn- Hospice: The Gift We Never Knew We Wanted to Receive. I will warn you while the post is beautifully written, the humility, the humanity, and caring it evokes will make you sad... My heart goes out to this man and to the step-daughter on losing her mom so young.… Continue reading Hospice: A Gift

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

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, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

‘Nobody wants to talk about death:’ Patients’ stories inspire play about palliative care – Entertainment – CBC News — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Thank you as always Sue Rosenbloom.  🙂 Death is not easy and a diagnosis of, "You are dying" is not easy, but it is reality for some. What would you do with the time you have left? Would you say goodbye to special people in your life? Would you visit special places you always wanted… Continue reading ‘Nobody wants to talk about death:’ Patients’ stories inspire play about palliative care – Entertainment – CBC News — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

End-of-Life, Healthcare

At What Age is One Old Enough to Make Healthcare Decisions?

The article in the The Atlantic is what I came across both yesterday and today on LinkedIn. A 17-year-old girl is being forced to accept treatment that she does not want. Cassandra C. was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September 2014. The disease infiltrates essential components of the body’s immune system,… Continue reading At What Age is One Old Enough to Make Healthcare Decisions?

Book Review, Health Conditions/Diseases

Healing Cancer, Heart Disease, and More – Book Review

Book Review of: Visualizations, Quotes, Private History of Survival, Affirmations, and Guidance to Heal Cancer, Heart Disease and more Psychoneoroimmunology” by Jerry Rhine Jerry is a multiple heart attack survivor and stroke survivor. He suffers from brain damage and struggles with memory, organization, and other cognitive functions-he has damage to the frontal lobe of his… Continue reading Healing Cancer, Heart Disease, and More – Book Review

Healthcare, News

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction…..

Although this is 3 years old, it is worth watching on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or MBSR and how it is used with individuals with chronic health issues/chronic pain and as a teaching tool for health professionals. http://bcooltv.mcgill.ca/Viewer2/?RecordingID=36829