A recent patient said she learned the meaning of the phrase, “death with dignity.” She said the Wings of Hope Hospice team cared for her with the love of God. Her case manager and bath aide had genuine concern in their voices in trying different methods to deal with her pain. Her social worker went […]
As a hospice spiritual caregiver, it’s hard to bring comfort to a family when they are fighting. I was recently in one of those ugly scenes where a mother lay dying while her children and grandchildren argued around her bed. They quarreled about the family estate and what would be the best care for their […]
Death can be difficult to talk about. Learning more about death through Death Education can help increase our comfort level which may make death less frightening.
The many parts of a society’s death system serve a variety of functions.
Individuals who are dying have varying levels of awareness about it. This research is more than 50 years old and is still relevant today.
Attitudes about death as measured by the Death Attitude Profile – Revised tool include fear of death, death avoidance, neutral/natural acceptance, approach acceptance and escape acceptance.
Actual survival rates of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation are lower than what is sometimes portrayed on popular television programs. It is important to be able to make informed choices about CPR.
If you couldn’t make your own healthcare decisions, who would make them for you? Advance care planning and completing an advance directive is something all adults should consider.
Understanding the path a chronic disease may take can help plan for the best possible quality of life.
Palliative Care is sometimes confused with Hospice Care, but they are not the same. They are helpful for individuals at different stages in their lives.