What to Say to a Grieving Person

What to Say to a Grieving Person

Grief is a deep emotion that needs to be expressed. It has a life of its own and the chemicals that course through your body when you are grieving, and you cannot avoid the stress and sadness associated with it. Most people really need and appreciate family and...
Advanced Directives: Intubation and Ventilation

Advanced Directives: Intubation and Ventilation

Let’s take a deeper dive into each of the decisions you need to consider when you’re writing your Advanced Directive. In this article, we’ll just focus on intubation and ventilation, two of the procedures we heard so much about during the recent pandemic. Many people...
Advanced Directives: CPR

Advanced Directives: CPR

People significantly overestimate the success of CPR and underestimate the negative impact it can have on their health. Most everyone believes that CPR is relatively successful with most patients surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, according to the Journal of...
Quality of Life and Advanced Directives

Quality of Life and Advanced Directives

For the last year and a half, we have worn masks, washed our hands, stayed six feet apart, even washed our groceries and peeled off our clothes after being out in the world, jumped in the shower, and put our clothes in the washer. All of this to avoid Covid, but it...
Beside Visions and Near Death Experiences

Beside Visions and Near Death Experiences

The near-death experience (NDE) occurs when a person is technically dead for a brief period and is then revived. During this brief interval, a person can step into an intense, and usually joyful, experience of a transcendent existence that can be at once confusing,...