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End-of-Life Talk Proposed as New Medicare Benefit

End-of-Life Talk Proposed as New Medicare Benefit

The federal government is proposing to pay health-care providers for talking to Medicare beneficiaries about end-of-life care. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.wsj.com End of life care as a benefit for the elderly should be a reality.  The benefits of such a program not only allow the person to experience dignity but also allows the family time to plan and say goodbye in a kind and less sterile environment. If you would like to learn more about Pastoral Thanatology, then please review our program at AIHCP and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #pastoralthanatology

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Palliative Care in Cancer: When Does the Discussion Begin?

Palliative Care in Cancer: When Does the Discussion Begin?

During the Oncology Stakeholder’s Summit 2015 hosted by AJMC, healthcare experts discuss the value of introducing palliative and end-of-life care discussions early in oncology care. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.ajmc.com When cancer comes, one is scared and worried beyond belief.  Yet even worst is the option that one may not win the battle and need extra care.  Utilization of this extra care sometimes is correlated with defeat but it does not have to.  Extra care and comfort does not mean one has given up but it does mean one is looking for care needs that can relieve suffering both mentally

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How to talk about death before it’s too late – Futurity

How to talk about death before it’s too late – Futurity

Talking to family and health care providers about palliative care, hospice, and death is important, though often uncomfortable. Here are some tips. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.futurity.org It is critically to talk about death before its too late.  Because of societal taboos, death talk is usually started too late before anyone has an idea of what the loved one wants done after his or her passing.  This article emphasizes the importance of healthy discussions regarding death If you would like to learn more about bereavement counseling training and a pastoral thanatology certification then please review #pastoralthanatologycertification

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5 Ways Hospice Care Is Changing Americans’ Lives, Because End Of Life Care Should Be Anything But An Afterthought

5 Ways Hospice Care Is Changing Americans’ Lives, Because End Of Life Care Should Be Anything But An Afterthought

When you think of hospice facilities, you might not conjure up the most pleasant images. But that doesn’t change the fact that they have become an extremely important part of our healthcare system. For those of us who aren’t familiar with it, hospice is a type of care for terminally or chronically Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bustle.com A good article about hospice and how it is changing the lives of Americans and end of life care. If you would like to learn more please read this interesting article.  Also if you would like to learn more about our Program in

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Certification in Pastoral Thanatology–Hospice: What is it and when is it for you? – CNN.com

Certification in Pastoral Thanatology–Hospice: What is it and when is it for you? – CNN.com

Ten things you should know about hospice care that you probably didn’t already. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.cnn.com A great article about the basics of Hospice and how it can help you or a loved family member. If you are interested in grief counseling or a certification in Pastoral Thanatology, then please review the program and see if it matches your academic and professional needs #pastoralthanatologycertification

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Doctors Are Poorly Trained in End-of-Life Care, but That Can Change

Doctors Are Poorly Trained in End-of-Life Care, but That Can Change

Health care providers do a poor job preparing people for critical decisions Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.scientificamerican.com A good article about the need for doctors to be more intune with the need of their patient’s needs at end of life care that go well beyond just the physical.  Terminally ill need spiritual and emotional care as well If you would like to become certified in Pastoral Thanatology, then please review the program #pastoralthanatologytraining

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An invaluable lesson about a “good death” for nurses/doctors

An invaluable lesson about a “good death” for nurses/doctors

I became a physician because I was excited by the idea of helping people every day. Following a lifelong fascination with science, I found myself in medical sc Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.mightynurse.com Good article about not just treating the body who is dying but also the entire person and how doctors can be more compassionate and sensitive to the whole person If you would like to learn more about pastoral thanatology then please review our program #pastoralthanatology

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Hospice Care Decreases Depression Symptoms In Surviving Spouses, Study Finds

Hospice Care Decreases Depression Symptoms In Surviving Spouses, Study Finds

Patients being placed in hospice care aren’t the only ones eligible to receive services. Family members can also benefit from the wide range of medical, spiritual and emotional resources being offered by a palliative care facility. A new study took a look at the spouses of seriously ill patients and found that hospice [...] Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.forbes.com We sometimes think most about Pastoral Care for the dying with hospice but a recent study shows it can also help the survivors who cared for the terminally ill.  Surviving family can find solace in a peaceful and happy death of a loved one

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Can hospice care reduce depression in the bereaved? – Harvard Health Blog

Can hospice care reduce depression in the bereaved? – Harvard Health Blog

A recent study found that post-death hospice services may help loved ones and family members get the mental health services they need after a loss. Source: www.health.harvard.edu A better end to one’s life that treats the full human dignity of the dying is essential to keep spirits high and hope alive.  Hospice and Pastoral care can offer this to the dying. If you are interested in learning more about pastoral care for the dying and Pastoral Thanatology Courses, then please review the program

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Hospice Care May Help Both The Terminally Ill And Their Surviving Spouses

Hospice Care May Help Both The Terminally Ill And Their Surviving Spouses

  The grief of losing a loved one to a terminal illness may be easier to recover from when they receive hospice care. Source: www.medicaldaily.com This is a good article about how hospice can make the final days not only more pleasant for the dying but also the caregivers. If you would like to learn more about Pastoral Thanatology Courses, then please review the program #pastoralthanatology