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Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.

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Conversations before Dying

Courtesy of ChaplainInnovation.org | From pbs.org | Originally Published 08.15.2018 | Posted 01.11.2019   Click on the link below to view video. https://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/2227457224/    

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Hospice Chaplain Writes About Her Talks With the Dying

Courtesy of NextAvenue.org | By Emily Gurnon | Originally Published 01.11.2017 | Posted 01.06.2019 What she heard was unexpected, the 'On Living' author says Part of the LIVING TO THE END OF LIFE SPECIAL REPORT We humans are both fascinated by... Continue Reading →

A Handbook for Grieving

Courtesy of TheNewYorkTimes.com | By Caroline M. Grant | Image by Yvetta Fedorova | Originally Published 10.12.2018 | Posted 11.20.2018 Go funeral dress shopping. When the saleswoman asks about the event, say: “Dressier than office, but not as fun as... Continue Reading →

When the Hospice Care System Fails

Courtesy of TheNewYorkTimes.com | By Daniela J. Lamas, M.D. | Photo by Ryan McVay | Originally Published 10.17.2018 | Posted 11.17.2018 Let me start with an apology. When I saw that your 90-year-old father was in our emergency department, after... Continue Reading →

A Dress Rehearsal for the End of Life

Courtesy of TheNewYorkTimes.com | By Monona Yin | Photo by Loris Guzzetta | Orignally Published 10.23.2018 | Posted 11.11.2018 We had started down the path of honoring our mother’s wish to have a good death until a hospice nurse figured... Continue Reading →

Vodka, folk rock and secobarbital: Terminally ill man chooses his last day

Aaron McQ says the hardest decision was exactly when to die.

This Was Not the Good Death We Were Promised

Courtesy of The New York Times.com | By Karen Brown | Illustration by Arianna Viaro | Originally Published 01.06.2018 | Posted 02.21.2018 When my father was dying of pancreatic cancer last summer, I often curled up with him in the... Continue Reading →

Music brings healing, comfort to the dying

Courtesy of KALW.ORG | By Joann Mar | Photo by Joann Mar | Originally Published 09.20.2017 | Posted 01.20.2018 There's an increased use of live music at Bay Area’s major hospitals and hospices to bring healing and comfort to people... Continue Reading →

The Need to Remember That Death Is a Human and Personal Event, and Not Just a Medical One

Courtesy of On Being By Krista Tippett | By Krista Tippett | Originally Published 04.29.2012 | Posted 12.20.2017   https://soundcloud.com/onbeing/contemplating-mortality   It’s difficult to believe these days, when so many of us have had some experience of moving toward death... Continue Reading →

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