Monthly Archives: June 2016

Shared via June Vining – Why We Shouldn’t Say ‘Commit Suicide’ | The Mighty


Mom whose son died by suicide explains why she doesn’t say the words “committed suicide.” Source: Why We Shouldn’t Say ‘Commit Suicide’ | The Mighty

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Shared via NHPCO – Listening to patients at the end of their lives is crucial – so why don’t doctors do it? | Ranjana Srivastava | Opinion | The Guardian


Communications skills training in medicine is patchy, undervalued and not a clinical imperative – but 90% of doctors say it should be mandatory Source: Listening to patients at the end of their lives is crucial – so why don’t doctors … Continue reading

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Shared via Sacred Dying: Numerous digital options let you leave your posthumous plans for loved ones | Dallas Morning News


NEW YORK — Several websites are trying to make death easier — for the people left behind. Source: Numerous digital options let you leave your posthumous plans for loved ones | Dallas Morning News

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What does it mean to die of old age? – Business Insider


Aging is not actually a cause of death. Source: What does it mean to die of old age? – Business Insider

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Helping Caregivers Cope by Acknowledging the Good in Grief? | caregiverstrength


Source: Helping Caregivers Cope by Acknowledging the Good in Grief? | caregiverstrength

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The Work of Dying Well – Holy Redeemer HealthLink


Ron King shares an insightful piece on the work of dying well and the different types of work that are part of one’s own dying journey. Source: The Work of Dying Well – Holy Redeemer HealthLink

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‘Death doulas’ help the dying and their loved ones say goodbye – San Francisco Chronicle


The emotional crumbling started when she was 14 and a friend was killed in a car crash. By the time a close friend was murdered three years ago, the coping skills Bonnie Ludwig had for dealing with death were shattered … Continue reading

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