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...
Advanced Directives

Advanced Directives

The National Institute of Medicine has defined a good death as one that honors the wishes of the dying person. Advanced directives are the best way to insure that the cost of medical help remains under control and that your wishes are followed during the last months...
More talking to children about death

More talking to children about death

 When children experience the death of a parent before the age of 17, it will affect on their character and emotional development—one way or the other. Many children who have suffered this hardship become mature, successful adults who are resilient when life brings...