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

Would You Attend Your Own Wake? – Funeral Zone — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

This to me is awesome and something many might consider. It you know you are dying or terminal would you not want to have one last celebration before? To me there is no better way for you as the dying individual and your family and friends to say goodbye to one another. Thoughts?   Source:… Continue reading Would You Attend Your Own Wake? – Funeral Zone — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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, 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…

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

Death Doula? What is This?

Have you wondered about these terms? Death Doula, End of Life Doula? Death Midwife? End of Life Specialist? If you have-do the words frighten you? Scare you? Make you pause and wonder? You realize that death is part of life, right? To be born we must die. Death is part of the life cycle. Does… Continue reading Death Doula? What is This?

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

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

Self Talk That Keeps Mourners from Healing — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Very important to share... read, absorb, and share with others; particularly those grieving currently.   Originally posted on griefministerdotcom: These are common beliefs shared with me by grief counseling clients and grief group members that prevent mourners from healing and steal their hopes of progressing in healthy ways through grief: Expressing my grief emotions shows… Continue reading Self Talk That Keeps Mourners from Healing — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Aging/Gerontology, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Creating a Network List for the areas of Death, Dying & End of Life……

It is evident that discussions and training programs on the topics of death, dying, and end of life are few and far between. This needs to change as the older population is aging and soon will be bigger than the youth population. My goal as a social worker/case manager is to change this. This is… Continue reading Creating a Network List for the areas of Death, Dying & End of Life……