Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Unfortunately for every “good” death, there are many which are much more stormy and drawn out.

It is sad to read and to know that most people in western society die in hospital or in an institution. Keeping death out of sight and out of mind in this way means that most people have little experience of death and dying. https://theconversation.com/a-real-death-what-can-you-expect-during-a-loved-ones-final-hours-43619 "When illness or age present an inescapable conclusion to life, then… Continue reading Unfortunately for every “good” death, there are many which are much more stormy and drawn out.

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

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…

ICU

Accompanying the Family

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. From Asociación Humanizar of Hospital San Juan de Alicante, we have been informed about the following workshop on 25 March: One of the projects of this volunteer is the accompaniment and listening to/with the relatives of the patients admitted to the ICU: welcome them and accompanied by giving them… Continue reading Accompanying the Family

Healthcare, ICU

Never Underestimate the Power of FORCE

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. Never underestimate the power of Force, because is very intense in the Hospital. Hospital Universitario de Torrejón was "invaded" on December 30 by the soldiers of the Empire from Star Wars. A different way of living together Christmas with the "Kings of the Galaxy.' The event was organized together… Continue reading Never Underestimate the Power of FORCE