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Pastoral Thanatology Certification Article on Regrets of the Dying

Pastoral Thanatology Certification Article on Regrets of the Dying

The dying can have many regrets.  Believe it or not one is actually not talking about or preparing for dying itself Please review our Pastoral Thanatology Certification The article, These are the most common regrets of the dying, by Natalie Healey states,   “Six years ago writer Georgina Scull, 41, from Cambridge had a near death experience. Complications from an ectopic pregnancy left her survival hanging in the balance. She was very lucky to pull through. “And when I did pull through, I thought I’d be super happy. But it had almost the opposite effect. It made me re-evaluate everything. I kept re-running things

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Pastoral Thanatology Training Program Article on Myths Surrounding Death

Pastoral Thanatology Training Program Article on Myths Surrounding Death

Good article about death and misconceptions that surround the moments of death. A good read for those interested in pastoral care of the dying as well.  Please review our Pastoral Thanatology Training Program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs. The article,”When life is coming to a close: three common myths about dying ” states, “On average 435 Australians die each day. Most will know they are at the end of their lives. Hopefully they had time to contemplate and achieve the “good death” we all seek. It’s possible to get a good death in Australia thanks to our excellent healthcare system

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article About End of Life Decisions

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article About End of Life Decisions

Good article on end of life decisions and the importance of good Hospice type care toward the end.  Many people wait to the very end to discuss or to utilize the care to prevent unnecessary suffering and discomfort If you would like to learn more about our Pastoral Thanatology Program then please review The article, Shedding New Light On Hospice Care: No Need To Wait For The ‘Brink Of Death’, by Judith Graham states “A few weeks ago, Kathy Brandt’s 86-year-old mother was hospitalized in Florida after a fall. After rushing to her side, Brandt asked for a consult with a palliative

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Pastoral Thanatology Certification Article on Palliative Care Nurses

Pastoral Thanatology Certification Article on Palliative Care Nurses

Palliative care nurses have a special calling to help the dying.  Palliative care nurses should consider earning a certification in Pastoral Thanatology.  Please review our Pastoral Thanatology Certification The article, What’s It Like to Be a Palliative Care Nurse?, by Lisa J. Webster, RN, BSN, CHPN states, “My last semester of nursing school was on the acute medical and surgical oncology unit at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Center in Richmond, Virginia. I felt passionate for caring for these oncology patients who were struck with newly diagnosed, life-threatening cancers of all types. They showed such courage and strength in the face of the

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On The Cost Of Dying

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On The Cost Of Dying

Good article about the cost of dying.   Many people do not prepare for this and it can cost more than one thinks If you would like to learn more, then please review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, “The financial cost of death and dying” by Bina Brown states, “The death of a loved one can be hard enough to deal with without the extra worry about the cost of carrying out their wishes. Key decisions — including the executor of the will, whether to die at home or whether you are buried among the trees or cremated —

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Pastoral Thanatology Article on Discussing End of Life Issuea

Pastoral Thanatology Article on Discussing End of Life Issuea

Good article on the importance of not waiting to the last second to discuss death and death wishes.  It is not as morbid as one would think but smart and in all reality a healthy acceptance of life itself.  By accepting death, we can live life to its most fullest. If you would like to learn more about care of the dying or would like to become certified in Pastoral Thanatology then please review the program The article, “Don’t wait: Now’s the time to discuss end-of-life care” by Robert Powell states, “Half of Americans say people in the U.S. have

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying

Good article that discusses knowing the dying process and the phases and emotions that go with it Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, “The dying process: What to expect when someone is close to death” by Bianca Nogrady states “Hollywood has a lot to answer for when it comes to our ideas of what death looks like. The majority of deaths on screen are violent, bloody, traumatic affairs, with few realistic portrayals of what a death from illness or so-called “natural causes” actually looks like. Little wonder we have such a fear of death, and especially of being

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Palliative Care

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Palliative Care

Palliative care is truly more about living than dying because it involves living as best as you can during your final days Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program Also, please review the article, Dying Matters: ‘palliative care is more about living than dying’, say Sobell House staff, by Sophie Grubb “EVEN for those who witness it in their daily work, death is always a difficult subject. But Sobell House staff are experts in making sure patients are as comfortable as can be before they take their final breath. Earlier this week the Oxford Mail featured the Headington hospice’s new

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying Well

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying Well

Dying well seems contradictory but it is true that since death is unavoidable that we must learn how to die gracefully and also in a dignified way.  Palliative care, as well as hospice can help those who are lucky enough to be in the position to experience it, but some individuals do not die as comfortably as they could, at least from a physical experience.  Albeit, some people depending on the nature of their death cannot, there are many who undergo many unnecessary troubles before death Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program. The article, How to Die Well, by

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on End of Life Care and Quality of Life

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on End of Life Care and Quality of Life

Good article about the importance of end of life care as not only a service but an important ingredient for better life.  Qualify of life includes dignity in dying and end of life care can help others die with respect, comfort and the necessary care Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article ,Palliative Care is Vital for Improved Quality of Life, by Barbara Jones states, “In a recent CNN debate about health care, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed people confronted with life-threatening diseases who receive palliative care services were “essentially doped up with some drugs” and told “well, now