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Pastoral Thanatology Program and Pastoral Care for Terminally Ill and Suicide

Pastoral Thanatology Program and Pastoral Care for Terminally Ill and Suicide

Good article in Pastoral Thanatology in helping others who are dealing with death and may be suicidal. If you would like to enter into our Pastoral Thanatology Program then please review and see if it matches your academic and professional ideals. The article, “The Dangers of Abandoning the Terminally Ill in Suicide Prevention”, by Wesley Smith. The article states, “Have you noticed that suicide prevention campaigns these days don’t mention assisted suicide? Perhaps they don’t want to court controversy, or perhaps organizers have swallowed the notion that the suicide of the terminally ill isn’t really suicide—it’s “death with dignity.” Whatever

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Pastoral Thanatology Article About Hospice and Terminal Ill

Pastoral Thanatology Article About Hospice and Terminal Ill

Good article about terminally ill patients and hospice care.  If you would like to learn more about hospice care or would like to become certified in pastoral thanatology then please review the program The article “Cancer Patients: Hospice is What’s Best for Care According Families” states, “For many patients with advanced cancer, end-of-life decisions are filled with confusion, anxiety, and fear. Our current medical environment has produced cancer drugs that can prolong life but not necessarily improve it, and in many times, these drugs can cause harm and shorten life as well. Patients with cancer are often torn between gambling

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Pastoral Thanatology Education and Article On Facing Terminal Cancer

Pastoral Thanatology Education and Article On Facing Terminal Cancer

It is a horrible death sentence to face terminal cancer.  Some never can accept it but others through strength of the human spirit face it bravely and live life one day at a time.  They see beyond this world. The article states “I’m a doer,” Mr Fonovic told 891 ABC Adelaide’s Mornings program. Mr Fonovic joined the program to discuss a topic most people dread — death. “I’ve arranged my funeral right down to my flowers — but don’t bring tissues, bring a tambourine,” he said. Mr Fonovic said he was neither sad nor scared of his approaching death, and

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Pastoral Thanatology: How to Care For A Patient With Cancer

Pastoral Thanatology: How to Care For A Patient With Cancer

How to Care for a Patient With Cancer Cancer is a difficult disease that can be a devastating diagnosis for both the patient and their loved ones. It is important for not only the patient to be well informed, but also for the people in their life who will be caring for them during their treatment. Symptoms and Side Effects If cancer is discovered early the patient may not experience symptoms of the cancer itself. Often the treatment, such as chemotherapy, causes unpleasant side effects. Whether from the disease itself or from the treatment, common symptoms experienced by cancer patients

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Preparing for end-of-life – Central Maine

Preparing for end-of-life – Central Maine

Everyone should ask themselves, “How do I want to die?” Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.centralmaine.com Good and important question to ask oneself.  This article looks at this important question and ponders if you are preparing for end of life in the future? If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology certifications then please review our program #pastoralthanatologycertifications

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End-of-life care: Assist your loved ones with clear instructions

End-of-life care: Assist your loved ones with clear instructions

  The debate about assisted death should inspire us to become a lot more proactive about our end-of-life wishes. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theglobeandmail.com Good article reminding us how important it is to let loved ones know about our end of life wishes.  Not being covered or having these things covered can cause major headaches to our already suffering and grieving loved ones. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #pastoralthanatologyprogram

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The Terminally Ill Are Better Off Spending Their Last Days At Home

The Terminally Ill Are Better Off Spending Their Last Days At Home

Living out your last days at home may provide you with a few more ticks of the clock, a new study finds. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicaldaily.com It makes alot of sense that those who are terminally ill would have a higher quality of life in their final days.  Home has many comforts that can give dignity and a happy death If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #pastoralthanatology

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Multiple Care Transitions Identified in End-of-Life Care for Hospice Patients | Yale School of Public Health

Multiple Care Transitions Identified in End-of-Life Care for Hospice Patients | Yale School of Public Health

Sourced through Scoop.it from: publichealth.yale.edu Multiple transitions from new facilities to others due to arising problems for the terminal ill person are a common disruption in hospice.  This article reviews some of the issues If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology education, then please review and see if the program in pastoral thanatology matches your academic and professional needs.  Please let us know if you have any questions on the program #pastoralthanatologyeducation

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Hospice patients get too little care in last days of life, study says

Hospice patients get too little care in last days of life, study says

One in eight hospice patients do not see a doctor, nurse or social worker during their last two days of life, federally funded study finds. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.upi.com Good article about the need of better care for hospice patients in the final days of their lives.  This article analyzes a few issues. If you would like to become certified in pastoral thanatology then please review the program

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In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority

In Palliative Care, Comfort Is the Top Priority

Some patients avoid this specialty, which provides relief from pain and discomfort, because they mistake it for end-of-life care. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com Good article about the value and priority of comfort in palliative care for the dying.  This article outlines some of these themes If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology education then please review our certification program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #pastoralthanatologyeducation