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Planning for end-of-life and palliative care among African-Americans

Planning for end-of-life and palliative care among African-Americans

A new model developed to examine the relationship between factors that impact how African-Americans approach advance care planning (ACP) reveals how little is known about improving ACP in this population and points to new approaches to improve care and quality of life. The model is described in an article published in the special issue ‘Palliative and End-of-Life Care for African-Americans’ of Journal of Palliative Medicine. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.eurekalert.org Good article about end of life care within the African American Community If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology training, then please review the program for more

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Quality of Death Equals Quality of Care

Quality of Death Equals Quality of Care

  Now that Medicare is paying for end-of-life care discussions with patients and families, we are finally beginning to acknowledge that a high quality d Sourced through Scoop.it from: healthleadersmedia.com Great article with emphasis on the fact that a high quality death should be part of high quality care.  With new laws in place, hospice and end of life care is part of the system for everyone and people can find better ways to die with dignity. If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology training then please review

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Doctors need to learn about dying, too

Doctors need to learn about dying, too

A doctor who has taught at Stanford and Harvard’s medical schools says medical education must change to help physicians learn how to work with terminally ill patients Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.washingtonpost.com With new laws, doctors now must interact with patients regarding end of life care.  Many doctors and healthcare professionals are looking for training in these matters. is a key way to learn and help others cope with death If you would like to learn more then please review #pastoralthanatologytraining

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Meeting patients’ spiritual, as well as physical needs

Meeting patients’ spiritual, as well as physical needs

The team of chaplains at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove aim to meet a variety of spiritual needs of patients and staff at the hospital. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.dailyherald.com This is one of the biggest elements of pastoral thanatology.  A patient is not just treated physically but also spiritually and mentally.  Pastoral thanatology is also caring for the soul of the dying person 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. By simply completing the courses you can be eligible

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A misguided fear of hospice – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

A misguided fear of hospice – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.mcknights.com Good article about end of life care.  Why do people fear it?  This article hopes to clarify some misconceptions and to let people know that end of life and pastoral care is critical to quality of life, even if its in its final phases If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology program then please review #pastoralthanatologyprogram

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Maine Voices: Calling hospice doesn’t mean giving up; it means taking charge – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine Voices: Calling hospice doesn’t mean giving up; it means taking charge – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Hospice care helps patients live a life that is as enjoyable as possible while controlling pain and managing symptoms. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.pressherald.com A strong message that calling hospice does not mean giving up.  Taking charge of one’s final days to entrust dignity and comfort is key.  This does not mean the person has resigned to defeat regarding death but it does mean if he does die he will go out on his own terms.  If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology training then please review the program. #pastoralthanatologytraining

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In the shadow of death: life as a palliative care nurse

In the shadow of death: life as a palliative care nurse

Karuna Hospice nurses Renee Wilson and Lea-Anne Tuaoi on finding joy and meaning in a life lived in the presence of death. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.abc.net.au Great article about the life of a palliative nurse and her stories about death and dealing with the dying. A very personal story that goes well beyond the science of medicine and care, but also to the spiritual and emotional elements of caring for the dying If you would like to learn more about AIHCP’s Pastoral Thanatology Certification, then please review #pastoralthanatologycertification

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New Medicare Rule Authorizes ‘End-of-Life’ Consultations

New Medicare Rule Authorizes ‘End-of-Life’ Consultations

  The Obama administration’s announcement touched off none of the rancor over “death panels” that came up during debate on the Affordable Care Act in 2009. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com A good article about how Medicare now authorizes doctors to consult about end of life care.  This is a big step for better death and preparation of the dying. If you would like to learn more about Pastoral Thanatology training then please review the program #pastoralthanatologytraining

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Vivid End-Of-Life Dreams May Help Comfort People Facing Death

Vivid End-Of-Life Dreams May Help Comfort People Facing Death

  Emotionally charged dreams that lessen the fear of death are surprisingly common. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com A fascinating article about end of life experiences. This article looks at vivid end of life dreams and how they can help people find comfort. 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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Medical experts speak on the intrigues of dying at home or in hospital – The Hoops News

Medical experts speak on the intrigues of dying at home or in hospital – The Hoops News

  Medical experts consider the notion of whether aged patients prefer to receive end-of-life care at home or at the hospital and then die at the place. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.thehoopsnews.com Great article about the differences of end of life care at home versus the hospital. Obviously at home deaths are more peaceful if the proper care is available. I remember the peacefulness of my grandfather dying at home versus the sterile environment of my uncle dying in the hospital.  Dying at home is the best way to transition to the other side. No greater blessing can be given