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

Shared via Sacred Dying – Helping create a better death is a new doula concept | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

As a professional who is part of a doula network; I am very glad to see this article. I am currently completing an End of Life certification program, but my focus is on awareness raising, trainings for professionals and lay-people, discussion groups on the topics of death, dying, and end of life (Food for Thought… Continue reading Shared via Sacred Dying – Helping create a better death is a new doula concept | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

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

Who Wants to Talk About Death? Not me, Says Most…

Death, dying, end of life, palliative, hospice-most do not want to delve into these topics. Why? What is one afraid of? The inevitable? We will all die one day. I am realisitic...to be born, we will die. I tell my kids all the time that everything will die at some time; the trees, grass, flowers,… Continue reading Who Wants to Talk About Death? Not me, Says Most…

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…

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!

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

“Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life”: Is out Soon!

A book that has been in the makings for almost 2.5 years........a well thought out book that focuses on death, dying, and end of life issues with over 50 contributors mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. and a few from other countries around the world! The book has many chapters that focus on death of… Continue reading “Journey’s End: Death, Dying, and the End of Life”: Is out Soon!