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

Food for Thought Discussion Groups

Food for Thought Discussion Groups Just reading the name Death Café makes me wonder if that phrase encourages attendance or scares people away? I have come up with a term that is more inviting and open to interpretation: Food for Thought Discussion Groups. To me, these groups would be for those 18+ and focus on… Continue reading Food for Thought Discussion Groups

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

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

Talking to Family About Post Death Wishes — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

This is very important; discussing your post-death wishes with family and close friends. Do not wait until it is too late or crisis time. When you are very ill, in hospital or diagnosed as terminal; your thoughts might be elsewhere. Plan ahead as much as possible. No one wants  to think they will die tomorrow,… Continue reading Talking to Family About Post Death Wishes — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

When the greatest of tragedies strikes, how do you keep going?

That is a very difficult question; Do you know the answer? I do not...because the answer will be different for each person. What is a tragedy? Job loss, homelessness, fire, car accident, tropical storm, ice storm, a pet dying, a family member dying, abuse-whether physical, mental, emotional, sexual or financial...the list goes on and on.… Continue reading When the greatest of tragedies strikes, how do you keep going?

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

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…

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

‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

Julie and I are very excited to announce that our book is available on the Xlibris website at: http://www.xlibris.com. Journey's End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life; 2.5 years in the making is finally available. Thank you to all who contributed to our book. We never could have done it without you... The book… Continue reading ‘Journey’s End’ is Available!

End-of-Life

Death of a Client or Patient

by Victoria Brewster, MSW It is always hard as a professional to lose a client because of death. While death is a fact of life, part of the life cycle; remember to be born, one must die, it is never easy. I work with seniors and older/adults and this is something that I face all… Continue reading Death of a Client or Patient