Death, Dying, and Covid-19

Death, Dying, and Covid-19

Never before have we had so much information about a new disease and so little certainty about what it all means for us. The news media report that there are at least three new variations of the virus—two are more contagious. One might be more deadly, and herd...
Dying at home: The downside

Dying at home: The downside

In a recent N.Y. Times article (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/well/live/is-dying-at-home-overrated.html), a palliative care doctor made the argument that many patients and caregivers underestimate the burdens of helping someone die at home. They may not...
Talking to kids about Covid-19

Talking to kids about Covid-19

How to Talk to Kids about Coronavirus based on an article by Pam Rutledge, Ph.D., media specialist. In the midst of this pandemic, we are all trying to get answers makes us feel safer. This isn’t just true of adults. It’s true for kids, too. That’s why it’s important...
Palliative Care

Palliative Care

  The word “palliate” means to relive suffering. Palliative care is provided by a team, usually a doctor or two, nurses, social workers and other clinicians that work in a hospital or other health care facility providing care for patients who come with physical...