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Program In Pastoral Thanatology : Adding Life to the Days of Terminally Ill Children in India

Program In Pastoral Thanatology : Adding Life to the Days of Terminally Ill Children in India

The care is delivered to the patient and their family or support system, usually by a team of experts that include physicians, nurses, social workers, health aides, chaplains as well as support personnel.”… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This sad article looks at the reality of terminally ill children in India who cannot afford proper care.  Pastoral care givers hope to give some quality of life to these suffering children. This is the primary purpose of any Pastoral Thanatology–to care for the dying, of any age.  It is even more painful when one sees death coming so early to

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programs in pastoral thanatology: When caring trumps curing

  It’s often difficult for us to look the inevitable in the eye. Yes, I speak of death. It comes to us all. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article defines exactly what pastoral care and hospice is all about; namely care. Not necessarily a care that offers a cure against the disease or condition one is battling but a care that allows the life that is left to be comfortable.  It also involves the comfort of the soul as well as the body.  This is the most important element of pastoral care.  It allows the person to live

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Spiritual care: challenges in a multicultural and multireligious society

Spiritual care: challenges in a multicultural and multireligious society

  Piret Paal researcher at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, explains the key points discussed at a recent German-speaking conference on multireligious spirituality and multiprofessional s… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good reminder for care givers and social workers in ministry that not all share the same values and faith. When giving spiritual care in a pastoral setting, one can face many cultural and religious backgrounds that view death, suffering and God from different prisms.  A pastoral care giver needs to be prepared to help people from these different view points.  Pastoral Thanatology is about serving everyone

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Program in Pastoral Thanatology: The Church in the service of the sick and elderly

  The Church in the service of the sick and elderly American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Pastoral Thanatology or care for the dying is a key element in Christian ministry.  It is a corporal work of mercy and a element of Christ’s teachings. Christian Counselors and Pastoral Caregivers are called to give their service to the sick and elderly and help them as needed.  During this Holiday Season, we can all help the sick and elderly with charity, donations and time. This is a good article about caring for the dying and elderly and is good for counselors and

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CARING FOR VETERANS AT THE END OF LIFE

  This column is written by Mission Home Health, hospice and home care experts in the aging and caregiving field to keep you informed about healthy lifestyle behaviors as you grow older. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: In Pastoral Care of the dying, or Pastoral Thanatology, professional care givers care for the needs of the dying.  This alone presents a myriad of different values and ideals regarding death. When dealing with veterans, it only becomes more complex.  You may be dealing with a whole new variety of issues ranging from stress to PTSD.  Some veterans may have less stress,

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Strengthening Experiences from Patients while Dying – Rhythm of Life

Strengthening Experiences from Patients while Dying – Rhythm of Life

Death is a great part of the human experience. It is often an experience that we will not go through alone. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Pastoral Care of the dying is about treating the whole person.  This article looks at how we can help the dying move to the next world.  So many times in the past, we have seen the dying pass away in a sterile hospital environment with death being seen as the enemy.   When we accept death and that we are now terminal, we still try to live but we understand that quality of

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Myths about palliative care – Independent.ie

  A NEW drive is under way to try to end the myths and misconceptions surrounding palliative care. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: End of life is not about traveling to the Elephant Grave Yard but is about quality of life.  Good pastoral care is about helping people have a quality existence that treats the entire person. Many myths exist about palliative and hospice care.  Those trained in Pastoral Thanatology understand that pastoral care of the dying is about treating the person not the illness.  While other myths exist about palliative care, one should not necessaily see it as

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Local hospice and pastoral care givers provides comfort in final days

Local hospice and pastoral care givers provides comfort in final days

  Updated to reflect Minnie Scott fits the criteria for hospice American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Hospice care is critical for many terminally ill and aging seniors.  Pastoral Care givers can help in a proper hospice setting where seniors can receive pastoral care in a home like setting.  This comfort is a wonderful gift for their last days. #pastoralcarecertification See on www.oanow.com

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Hospice and pastoral care programs remains affordable

Hospice and pastoral care programs remains affordable

  When end of life decisions have to be made for loved ones, costs of hospice care need not be a concern. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: End of life decisions should be as pleasant as possible.  Pastoral Care and care for the dying should be in a comfortable setting.  Hospice allows this but the price for many is not always affordable.  Some areas are trying to change that.  If you are interested in learning more about our pastoral care giving certification, then please review the program. #pastoralcareprogram   See on www.the-dispatch.com

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Pastoral Care of the Dying: Hospice, alternatives

Pastoral Care of the Dying: Hospice, alternatives

Mary Pitzer reflects a trend of cancer patients choosing hospice care over aggressive treatment. “I just wanted to be home,” the Martinez woman said. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: More terminally ill patients are opting for hospice and pastoral care for end of lifte treatment than aggressive conventional methods–and the results show a longer life.  Pastoral care of the dying in a more relaxed and natural setting in no doubt helps the person on all phases of life.  This is contrast to a stressful hospital environment and all the intrusive procedures.  Terminally ill patients respond better to pastoral care