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Conversations With The Dying: What To Say

Conversations With The Dying: What To Say

Part of the cycle of life is experiencing the end of a loved one’s life.  Being present and offering kind, good, healing words is something that will live within you for the rest of your life.  Here are some pointers on how these last conversations can be […]

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Spiritual and Religious Views of End of Life Practices

Spiritual and Religious Views of End of Life Practices

Spiritual belief systems and religions have developed a very strong framework for making sense of the inexplicable.  Many faiths have specific rituals and traditions surrounding death and dying. These can apply to: how and when death may be discussed preparation for death, through readings, prayers, chanting lighting […]

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Surviving the First Holiday Season After Losing Your Loved One

Surviving the First Holiday Season After Losing Your Loved One

Surviving the season The holidays are generally fraught with emotion, even under the best of circumstances. When you are heading into the holiday season after a loved one has passed away, it can seem exponentially harder. The person you are missing will not be with you, will […]

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End-of-Life Counselors Can Greatly Reduce Emotional Stress

End-of-Life Counselors Can Greatly Reduce Emotional Stress

Not all patients will know exactly how they want to die. End-of-life counseling is extra important here. A well-trained counselor will know the right questions to ask a patient, and help them choose what’s best for them. Why End-of-Life Counseling Matters

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Women Provide Double the Care for Elderly Parents Than Men

Women Provide Double the Care for Elderly Parents Than Men

In this study, it’s shown that women are much more likely to care for their aging parents than men. Brothers are known to pass the stress of care on to their sisters, and husbands pass it to their wives. They do this so much, that women carry […]

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Talking About Death Can Reduce Stress at the End of Life

Talking About Death Can Reduce Stress at the End of Life

This news clip explains why you shouldn’t wait to talk with your family about death. Your loved ones must know that they are being taken care taken care of as they reach the end of life, and that they are in control of the way they die. […]

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When You Lose Your Spouse to Cancer

When You Lose Your Spouse to Cancer

It’s impossible to imagine the pain of losing a spouse, especially at such a young age. Kalanithi’s story of losing her husband is heart-rending yet inspirational. She tells how to get through such emotional trauma and take care of yourself, as well as a deceased loved one. […]

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