Death in Different Religions
October 8, 2019
Spirituality at the End of Life
For many people at the end of life, it is common to question life’s meaning and establish one’s beliefs about death and the afterlife. Religion or spirituality can provide comfort and strength at such a sensitive time. When death is near, one may embrace a new religion or return to a belief system that they stopped practicing years ago. Some may find respite in prayer or meditation, wh...
Create an End-of-Life Environment for Your Loved One
September 2, 2019
It is many people's wish to spend their final days at home, and while not always possible, for those where it can be accommodated it can make the world of difference to their end of life experience. The familiarity and reassurance of their home environment, home comforts and the precious memories shared there, can really help soothe and aid in easing someone’s passing.
It means also that it would be possible for them to see and spend time with friends, family, pets and neighbours if they so wish, while at the same time giving them the opportunity for some ...
Coping with the Death of a Patient
August 5, 2019
For doctors, nurses, and hospice workers, death is an inevitable aspect of the job. Since care providers often develop deep concern and even affection for their patients, it is only natural to feel sorrow when someone in their care dies. Coping strategies are essential, both for new nurses and seasoned hospice workers, so that they can go on tending to terminally ill individuals with the empathy and care they deserve.
Become Comfortable with Death and Dying
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A Touch of the Familiar Can Aid Palliative Care
July 1, 2019
Rummage bags are among the more creative applications of a basic idea in the treatment of dementia: that familiar objects and settings can help reduce anxiety and aid in comfort. A rummage bag is exactly what it sounds like, a bag of various common objects provided to people with dementia in order to both provide potentially familiar stimulus, and allow the person to “rummage” which can be a...