Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shared via NHPCO – The Door | Moments of Life


A story written by Jayson Stone-the husband of a hospice nurse named Becky. Source: The Door | Moments of Life

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‘Be there and be available’ when someone is dying: Caring at End of Life palliative care report


A new report has found there is one key ingredient in making sure people can die with dignity: and it all comes down to you. Source: ‘Be there and be available’ when someone is dying: Caring at End of Life … Continue reading

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After Another Horrid Shift, Doctor Calls Palliative Care on Self, Goes Home with Hospice | GomerBlog


Shared via Pallimed – Sometimes after a horrible shift, palliative care consults are in order Source: After Another Horrid Shift, Doctor Calls Palliative Care on Self, Goes Home with Hospice | GomerBlog

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BMC Medicine | Full text | Is dying in hospital better than home in incurable cancer and what factors influence this? A population-based study –  Shared via Sacvred Dying Shared via Sacred Dying


Studies show that most patients with advanced cancer prefer to die at home. However, not all have equal chances and the evidence is unclear on whether dying at home is better. This study aims to determine the association between place … Continue reading

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Shared via Kate Hamilton – Man’s Best Friend | Padraic Cawley | LinkedIn


I recently officiated at a ceremony for a dog-loving man who passed away. When he passed, his family were worried about his dog, as he was the only p Source: Man’s Best Friend | Padraic Cawley | LinkedIn

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Shared via DSacred Dying – How To Be There For Your Friend Who Has Cancer — #8 Is Brilliant | The Breast Cancer Site Blog


When someone close to you has cancer, it can be difficult to know what to say or do. We’ve compiled a list of tips and thoughtful gestures that can make your friend feel cherished and supported. Source: How To Be … Continue reading

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Shared via NHPCO – Harpursville Woman Rescues Dogs of Hospice Patients


It’s often said that pets are members of the family, but what happens when their owners enter hospice and are too sick to take care of them? Vince Briga introduces us to a Harpursville woman who’s stepping in to lend … Continue reading

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Shared via Sacred Dying – Miracles Don’t Come Cheap – The New York Times


I suggested that my patient’s family disconnect the breathing machine because I was sure she was going to die, but she didn’t. Source: Miracles Don’t Come Cheap – The New York Times

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Shared via Sacred Dying – An old dog teaches you more than you’d like to know about mortality – The Washington Post


Charlie the Labrador is in the twilight of his life. Source: An old dog teaches you more than you’d like to know about mortality – The Washington Post

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Widower’s Grief: Stupid Things People Say About Grief


Source: Widower’s Grief: Stupid Things People Say About Grief

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