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Video on Pastoral Care in Thanatology

Pastoral Care in Thanatology Certification Program This video reviews the basics of AIHCP’s program in pastoral care in thanatology If you would like to review the courses in pastoral thanatology, then please click here   AIHCP

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End of life: Pastoral Care Certifications

  End of life — Take steps to make your dying loved one comfortable. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: The final days of life are critical for the needs of the dying.  Where to die, what spiritual preparation and how to say goodbye.  These elements sometimes do not befall all who are dying but as pastoral care givers, it is important to try to give everyone the proper dignity that surrounds death.  If you are interested in pastoral care certifications, please click here   See on www.mayoclinic.com

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Pastoral Care of the Dying Video

Pastoral Care: Needs of the Dying Certification If you are interested in Pastoral Care, then this video can direct you to the program at AIHCP in Pastoral Thanatology.  Pastoral care of the dying is important.  This program is designed for health care professionals. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ybBJMQ1SRI   If you are interested in pastoral thanatology certification, then please click here

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Pastoral Counseling Can Help With Isolation.

Pastoral Counseling Can Help With Isolation.

Regardless of whether people consider themselves lonely, physically being isolated from friends and family comes at a price. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This article discusses the pains of growing old not only from a physical point of view but also a social one.  So many elderly die sooner because of isolation from friends and family.  Pastoral Counseling Care can play a pivotal role in preventing this. Check out our site on Pastoral Care Certification and click here See on www.alternet.org

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The Price and Quality of End of Life Care

Pastoral Care Doesn’t Cost Anything But End of Life Decisions Can The high costs of end of life care are factors in pastoral care.  Some people can afford it and some cannot and pastoral care has to adjust to this.  Yet beyond the mere pastoral care element of caring for the dying, is the financial.  How can we increase quality and lower price?  There are many views on this. Ezekiel Emanual of the New York Times writes about finding better care for less in is article, “Better, if not, Cheaper Care” To read the entire article, please click here If

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Becoming certified in pastoral care

Becoming certified in pastoral care

Pastoral Care: The Cross of Old Age Growing older at times becomes a heartache as people lose abilities they once had.  No longer are certain hobbies or physical activities available to the aging body.  Also in many cases, unresolved middle age issues can still haunt the elderly.  Finding God and understanding one’s role as an elder is key.  Growing old with dignity is defintely a task that is difficult but possible with God.  Pastoral Care can help the elderly accept their final cross before death. Michael Taylor in his article “Ageing Gracefully Together-Pastoral Care of Older People” speaks about his

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End of Life Decisions Usually Made Too Late

End of Life Decisions Usually Made Too Late

End of Life End of life decisions sometimes are discussions that are taboo.  People are afraid to discuss them when they see a sick family member.  They fear that they are giving up or facing an end they are not ready to accept.  The inevitability of death scares many into avoiding the topic till it is too late. Kay Lazar of the Boston Globe discusses this issue and how people responded about how they view their end of life decisions in her article, “End of life Care Rarely Discussed” To read the article, please click here If you are interested in

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Pastoral Care: Burnout

Pastoral Care: Burnout

Pastoral Care and Burnout So many times, Pastoral Care can lead to burnout for ministers and other caregivers who attend to the mind, body and spirit of others.    Just like any field, stress can lead to burnout.  In the pastoral thanatology field many depend on the counselor to help them.   Try following this article to help you if you are feeling burnt out. Paul Vitello of the NY Times writes about pastoral burnout and the importance of relaxation for pastoral care givers in his article “Taking a Break From the Lord’s Work” To read the article, please click here If

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Dying With Dignity At Home: Checklist and Needs for the Home

Dying With Dignity At Home: Checklist and Needs for the Home

Pastoral Care for the Dying at Home Pastoral Care for the dying and Dying With Dignity at home is a sad but good choice if the loved one is capable of doing so.  It ensures comfort, dignity and peace for the dying person. Susan Seliger of the NY Time writes about the important things needed when preparing one’s home for a loved one’s final days in her article “Preparing For A Loved One To Die At Home” To read the article, please click here If you would like to learn more about Pastoral Care certifications, please review our site and

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Hospice and Palliative Care For Mesothelioma

Hospice and Palliative Care For Mesothelioma

Why Mesothelioma Patients Benefit from Palliative Care and Hospice Care hospice and palliative care are two different – but beneficial – forms of medical attention for mesothelioma patients. Although they both focus on making the patient as comfortable as possible, they are given with different intent. Palliative therapies refer to treatments that do not have the potential to cure the cancer but still provide symptom control benefits.  For mesothelioma patients, these therapies may reduce chest pain or dyspnea and dispel anxiety. Palliative care may even be able to help patients respond more positively to traditional mesothelioma treatments, such as surgeries