A Good Death

A Good Death

Recently, the National Institute of Health released a revised definition of a good death. You may recall that earlier in this series of articles (see www.dyingwithwisdom.com/dyingathome,) we talked about how to prepare for and manage dying at home, which is what most...
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...
Death Doulas – What They Do

Death Doulas – What They Do

One of the exciting developments in the death system is the arrival of the Death Doula. Many of us know the term “doula,” refers to a woman trained to help with the birthing process. A death doula is a person who is trained to help with the dying process. In my town,...
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 relieve 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...