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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

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Pastoral Thanatology Training Program Article on Healthcare and Retirement

Good article about healthcare and retirement and the raising costs.   Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Training Program to learn more. The article, The Real Cost of Health Care in Retirement, by Reshma Kapadia states, “Health care can be one of the biggest costs in retirement, yet it is notoriously difficult to estimate—and too often people assume Medicare will cover either everything or nothing, neither of which is true. Understanding Medicare is like learning about the birds and the bees: Until they experience it themselves, most people base their assumptions on anecdotes and misinformation, which means there can be

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on High Costs of Hospice

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on High Costs of Hospice

Care for the dying and elderly is rising.  This article looks at the rising prices. If you are interested in pastoral thanatology program, then please review our program The article, “High costs give palliative care increased industry interest”, by Meg Bryant states, “Efforts to improve palliative care are growing as both providers and payers struggle to control costs and provide quality end-of-life care. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation report found roughly 25% of Medicare dollars are spent on beneficiaries in the last year of life for services including hospitalization, post-acute care and hospice. Palliative care is medical care that’s been

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Pastoral Thanatology Training Article on Myths About Hospice

Pastoral Thanatology Training Article on Myths About Hospice

Great article that lists myths and misconceptions about hospice.  Hospice is a critical part of care for the dying and is important for many people to have the comfort they need in meeting the afterlife. If you would like to learn more about Pastoral Thanatology training then please review the program The article,”hospice-common-myths-and-misconceptions-busted” by Becky Jenniges, states “Welcome to the first in a series of articles that exposes common myths and misconceptions surrounding hospice care. The goal of this series is to set the record straight by addressing these myths with honesty and integrity. Our hope is that the education provided

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Pastoral Thanatology Program and Medicaid Rights

Pastoral Thanatology Program and Medicaid Rights

Good article for those interested in learning more about Medicaid rights.  For those wishing to become certified in Pastoral Thanatology, then please review our Pastoral Thanatology Program to learn more. The article,” Know Your Rights: Medicare Benefits For Terminally Ill”, by Cate Kortzeborn states “When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this: If you ask people where they’d rather die – in a hospital or at home – 75 percent say at home and 25 percent say the hospital. But when you look at what

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Pastoral Thanatology Article on Courage of the Dying

Pastoral Thanatology Article on Courage of the Dying

Great article on the courage of the dying and also a great article for those who care for the dying If you would like to learn more about Pastoral Thanatology, then please review the program and see if it matches your education and professional needs. The article, “Terminal patient shares his courageous views on death and dying” by BENJAMIN TREVINO states “Ninety-year-old Earl Sprague of Harlingen visits with his niece and nephew in his room at Aurora House in Weslaco. As they quietly exchange small talk about home and family matters, the low hush of Earl’s oxygen concentrator can be

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Hospice

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Hospice

Good article about hospice and how to help others overcome its barriers of accessibility.  Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, “Getting To Yes: Overcoming The Barriers To Hospice Care” by Rosemary Baughn states, “Mrs. J. was in the advanced stages of congestive heart failure, and her condition was worsening. Although it was clear she didn’t have long to live, her son was adamant: He did not want hospice care for his mother. Looking for a way to bridge the divide, the clinicians at Mrs. J’s nursing home called on Michelle Drayton, community outreach director for the Visiting

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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