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…

ICU

Accompanying the Family

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. From AsociaciĆ³n 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

Humanity, News

Volunteering and Happiness

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Upon reading an article in a Good Housekeeping magazine from October of this year (2012), I came across an article titled: "The Happiness Boomerang: Give a Little of your Time and get a lot of Joy in Return" - I am sure this is true-whatever volunteering I do whether it is… Continue reading Volunteering and Happiness