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End of Life Conversations

5 Action Steps to Improve End-of-Life Care in Your Community

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

While we may not be able to singlehandedly transform the death industry in our country, each one of us can do something in our lives and our own communities to make a difference. We just have to be creative and strongly motivated to implement change.

Tips for Talking With Your Loved Ones About the End of Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

How do we go about engaging in these very important conversations when we meet resistance from those we most need to listen and talk with us? Here are some suggestions for "talking the talk" and breaking through that resistance.

9 Things To Remember When You're A Caregiver

Stacey Gordon | Posted 04.01.2013 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

Although I knew that meeting Ann again was significant in some sort of cosmic sense, I was unaware of how deeply she would again touch me and forever leave her mark on me and on my work.

The End-Of-Life Paradox

Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.

As older adults may need to address the issues of their death, middle-aged children struggling with their own awareness of mortality may be deeply threatened by their parents' death and hence avoid such discussion.

God Will Not Desert Us: Difficult End Of Life Conversations

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 05.29.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

These situations, unfortunately, engender arguments and fights at the very time the family should be there to support and comfort each other and their dying parent.