Caring For Life: The Art & Essentials

A "Dummies" Guide To Learning To Live As A Patient Instead Of A Nurse

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month, as well as Caregiver month. Caregivers and family are heavily involved in the health of their loved ones. So many times they are the driving force behind getting Hospice and Palliative care involved. So it works out perfect that both of these happen to be in the same month.

A little background first. As a Registered Nurse, I had heard the first and last breaths of life as well as the first and last heartbeats and everything in between. A life is equally precious no matter how young or old. Everyone will ultimately transition from this earth, some sooner than others.

If you are reading this, then here is the first rule for anybody. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. Make sure that your wishes for a major medical event and/or end of life care are clear. Telling someone…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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