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Pastoral Thanatology Article About Hospice and Terminal Ill

Pastoral Thanatology Article About Hospice and Terminal Ill

Good article about terminally ill patients and hospice care.  If you would like to learn more about hospice care or would like to become certified in pastoral thanatology then please review the program The article “Cancer Patients: Hospice is What’s Best for Care According Families” states, “For many patients with advanced cancer, end-of-life decisions are filled with confusion, anxiety, and fear. Our current medical environment has produced cancer drugs that can prolong life but not necessarily improve it, and in many times, these drugs can cause harm and shorten life as well. Patients with cancer are often torn between gambling

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Pastoral Thanatology: How to Care For A Patient With Cancer

Pastoral Thanatology: How to Care For A Patient With Cancer

How to Care for a Patient With Cancer Cancer is a difficult disease that can be a devastating diagnosis for both the patient and their loved ones. It is important for not only the patient to be well informed, but also for the people in their life who will be caring for them during their treatment. Symptoms and Side Effects If cancer is discovered early the patient may not experience symptoms of the cancer itself. Often the treatment, such as chemotherapy, causes unpleasant side effects. Whether from the disease itself or from the treatment, common symptoms experienced by cancer patients

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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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Vivid End-Of-Life Dreams May Help Comfort People Facing Death

Vivid End-Of-Life Dreams May Help Comfort People Facing Death

  Emotionally charged dreams that lessen the fear of death are surprisingly common. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com A fascinating article about end of life experiences. This article looks at vivid end of life dreams and how they can help people find comfort. 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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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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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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Pastoral Thanatology and the Rise of Retirees

Pastoral Thanatology and the Rise of Retirees

Rise in Retirees: How More Seniors Affects Healthcare Careers The aging of the American population is expected to make dramatic changes in a number of aspects of the society. Baby Boomers, people who were born between 1946 and 1964, will contribute huge numbers to the number of elderly over the coming decades. This population will have increasing healthcare needs that will provide many new career opportunities. Expanded Careers in Nursing The growing number of people utilizing healthcare services is already straining the number of workers in the nursing profession. This trend is expected to continue as the U.S. population ages,

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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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Palliative Care and the Dying

Palliative Care and the Dying

Palliative Care and Death Pastoral Care givers are thrilled that more options are becoming more available for dying patients to live their remaining lives at home and in decency.  Federal laws are looming that may help families afford this option and give their loved ones some peace in their final days. Irma Faith Pal of Inquirer News writes about the growing need of good and affordable Palliative Care in her article, “Palliative Care: Helping the Dying “To Live Until He Dies” For any family, it is devastating to hear doctors say there is nothing more they can do for the

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The Pastoral Care Giving Provider as an Exquisite Witness

The Pastoral Care Giving Provider as an Exquisite Witness

What is an Exquisite Witness in Pastoral Care? In Pastoral Care, one crosses the line of just merely a provider but also a spiritual friend.  A friend who is there to comfort and reassure the spiritual and emotional element of a patient.  An Exquisite Witness is one who personifies this element of care of the dying. From a defintion, an Exquisite Witness is a ”health care, pastoral, or volunteer care provider  who enters the sacred space between two human souls-having the deepest respect for the yearning, seeking, and wishful hopes of the other to diminish the pain and survive in a new world after a loss.” Beyond