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

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

How Will You Die? — Dying & Death Talk

What a great article! Definitely worth the read.... we all have a lot to learn and I like the quotes within of: “The birth of so much love happened right at death.” “The beautiful, hard truth is that we can be present in the mystery of death.”  “We can sit in love and be okay."… Continue reading How Will You Die? — Dying & Death Talk

Aging/Gerontology, Education, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Workers & Client Enrichment

*Photo: Ardmair-Highlands As a social worker who works as a case manager in a Jewish community agency-I say client not patient. Medical institutions, hospitals, hospice, etc. use the word patient. I came across this article by chance when viewing another article on hospice, social work, and death. The article Hospice Social Work and Patient Enrichment is very… Continue reading Social Workers & Client Enrichment

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

It’s not all about death: conversations with patients in palliative care — Dying & Death Talk

Great article and good information. Take a look.   Courtesy of TheConversation.com | Originally Posted 11.02.2017 | Published 11.23.2017 This article is part of our series on demystifying palliative care, where experts explain the process of end-of-life care in Australia. When I introduce myself to a patient as a palliative care doctor, the question that… Continue reading It’s not all about death: conversations with patients in palliative care — Dying & Death Talk

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

Assisted Dying in Canada already exists for adults, but what about children?

I came across this article and it caught my eye. As one who is specializing in working with adults, children and families where a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness or disease or has a degenerative disease or progressive illness; it makes sense why it would. Not a professional work area for everyone. I… Continue reading Assisted Dying in Canada already exists for adults, but what about children?

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

Shared via Sacred Dying – Palliative Care Is About the Life That’s Left, Not the End of Life (Transcript) — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

What a great and informative article that discusses the difference between hospice and palliative care. Ther terms are not interchangeable, but many people use them that way. "In palliative care, we are not about end of life; we are about the life that you have left."- The all important quote from the article that further… Continue reading Shared via Sacred Dying – Palliative Care Is About the Life That’s Left, Not the End of Life (Transcript) — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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