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Hospice Patients

The Shock

Pia de Jong | Posted 09.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pia de Jong

He finds it a challenge to guide them, as best as he can, toward the things that matter: smell, touch, food, art, love, friendship. Eleven thousand volts jolted BJ Miller to life.

The 2 Truths I've Learned After Working Decades In Hospice

Susan R. Dolan | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Susan R. Dolan

After spending hours at the bedside of my precious Grandma Daisy, I stepped out of her room to make a brief telephone call. At that moment, Grandma Daisy died. When I began working in hospice, I witnessed similar experiences.

6 Steps to Rise Above Your Fear of Death

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Death represents the ultimate unknown, a territory in which we have no experience and no control. So it is natural to feel fear when we think about death and also natural to avoid those thoughts whenever possible.

Top 3 Innovations In Hospice Care

Malene Davis | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Malene Davis

You may have heard the word "hospice" in the news a lot lately. This isn't a surprise as we watch America's frail elderly population surge to unprecedented levels. Naturally, our country is talking about advanced illness care more audibly than ever before.

The Good Inside

David Beem | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
David Beem

Ms. Roberts, like so many others who are moved to support a cause, says that she had never imagined a career in hospice work but found this new vision of her life through contemplation of death; in her senior year in college, she took a death and dying class.

You Don't Have To Believe In Heaven To Find Life After Death

Rabbi Gary S. Fink | Posted 05.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Gary S. Fink

Charlie wanted life after death, but not in some far off, heavenly place. He explained that most of all, he wanted to live in the mind and heart of his grandchild.