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

Hmmm…Convos on Death?

An article I came across on LinkedIn today by a colleague whom I know through LinkedIn is titled: What we can learn from death rites of the past will help us treat the dead and grieving better today   "This taboo around death is a fairly modern, Western phenomenon. Past and present, societies have dealt with… Continue reading Hmmm…Convos on Death?

Aging/Gerontology, Health Conditions/Diseases, Healthcare, Humanity, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Rapid assessment and frailty — British Geriatrics Society

This is awesome news and more hospitals should do this! Care beds for older adults and rapid assessment and treatment. Thoughts?   Beverley Marriott is a Advanced nurse practitioner working in the Birmingham community healthcare foundation trust. She is also a King’s College Older Person Fellow. There continues to be a growing emphasis on older people… Continue reading Rapid assessment and frailty — British Geriatrics Society

Healthcare

“12 months, 12 gestures” spreading music in Hospitals

We give one step further within the initiative "12 months, 12 gestures" and focus on a word that represents the essence of the great work we do every day as health professionals: ACCOMPANYING Because we accompany our patients and their families every day. We accompany them since they are born until they die, often in… Continue reading “12 months, 12 gestures” spreading music in Hospitals

Aging/Gerontology, News

Seniors cared for in hospitals as no where else to go….

Seniors/older adults go to the hospital due to illness, disease, crisis and then what?"national statistics show there were 4, 200 so-called Bed Blockers across the country, half of them waiting to get into Long Term Care."There needs to be an affordable solution. Home with care or LTC placement? More of both need to be created, but… Continue reading Seniors cared for in hospitals as no where else to go….