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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

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Pastoral Thanatology: Minorities Unlikely to Choose Hospice Care

Pastoral Thanatology: Minorities Unlikely to Choose Hospice Care

Minorities with life-ending diseases are less likely to enter hospice care than whites, but palliative care consultation may be an effective strategy to address this ethnic disparity, new research sug… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Pastoral Thanatology and Hospice Care for Minorities This article looks at the less likely hood of minorities and other groups of not utiizing hospice and end of life care.   Pastoral Thantalogy deals with the needs of the dying and AIHCP offers a certification in it.  If you are interested in Pastoral Counseling , then please review the program. See on www.medpagetoday.com

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‘Death With Dignity’ Difficult For Hospice Workers in Pastoral Care

  Workers who provide hospice care to the dying are struggling with physician-assisted death laws, according to a new study out of Oregon State University. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Many hospice care givers have a very different view on assisted suicide than other health care providers.  The pastoral care nature of hospice preaches the gift of life and caring for those in the latter years rather than killing.  This seems like a logical conclusion then that most pastoral care professionals would find the idea to be morally wrong. Death With Dignity is an important step in the dying process.

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White Lies in Pastoral Care of Dementia Patients?

White Lies in Pastoral Care of Dementia Patients?

Do you ever lie to a patient in pastoral care for the greater good?   Almost all nurses who treat dementia patients have admitted ‘telling white lies’ to avoid distressing them, it has today been revealed. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Is a white lie a good thing for a dementia patient?  This is the question as many health professionals admit to this when dealing with dementia patients in regards to the overall good.  This article looks at this pastoral care issue and examines what one should really do #pastoralcarecounseling See on www.dailymail.co.uk

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Pastoral Care Givers and the Terminally Ill

Pastoral Care Givers and the Terminally Ill

Do no harm. This is the key in all medicial practice and pastoral care philosophies. However, the question of causing harm to alleviating suffering has becom… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This video looks at a religious and pastoral view on euthanasia and how pastoral care givers should protect life at all times.  The video reviews extraordinary and ordinary conditions in preserving life and their differences.  Do no harm is the ultimate rule of all care givers! #coursesforpastoralcare See on www.youtube.com

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Pastoral Thanatolgy and Fears of the Dying

Pastoral Thanatolgy and Fears of the Dying

Pastoral Thanatology: What Do the Dying Fear Pastoral Thanatology is the study of dying and how to help care for people pastorally.  Hence this title is very appropriate not only in understanding the nature of dying but also helping those in spiritual and mental anguish. Overall this can be a very subjective question because it depends on the spiritual make up of an individual.  Are you an atheist who believes you will cease to exist?  Are you a Hindu, who believes you will probably return as another person?  Are you a Theist and believe that there is a spiritual world of

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Kubler Ross: Pastoral Training

Kubler Ross: Pastoral Training

Pastoral Care and the Psychology of the Patient Kubler Ross, the great pioneer in the study of dying looked at death and dying from a socialogical prism.  Her natural compassion and sympathy for the patient pushed her to great insight in regards to treatment of the patient and care of the “person”.  Within the Pastoral Care field, I think it is important, especially for those in pastoral care within the hospital setting, to study her research regarding the pyschology of the patient within the hosptial. One of the first obersevations is how the patient or person feels upon being admitted into

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pastoral care and thanatology certification

  A few medical institutions have opened their doors to patients’ own dogs and cats, letting them visit along with spouses, children and friends. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a great idea in pastoral care for the dying.  To allow one’s pet to visit can lift the spirits of many.   Pastoral care and thanatology certification deals with issues on end of life issues and death and dying.   See on newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com

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Pastoral Care Courses Help You Deal With Dying.

Pastoral Care Courses Help You Deal With Dying.

Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan has joined a number of medical centers around the country in creating a special emergency room for geriatric patients. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This is a good idea for elderly who need special needs in an emergency room setting.  Pastoral Care and Thanatology issues are definitely applied here for the elderly.   See on www.nytimes.com

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Three things families need to know about end of life issues

  American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: When a loved one is dying, pastoral care can also be given by the family.  End of life issues are something we will all face.  The family needs to understand that dying is not a medical procedure but a critical event in their loved one’s life and certain social and emotional interaction is needed. #pastoralthanatologycertification See on online.wsj.com