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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

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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