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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on When to Call Hospice

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on When to Call Hospice

Good article on when it may be time to call hospice for care before dying Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, Nursed to Health: When should you call in Hospice?, by Pam Rillstone states, “Recently I was asked a not so uncommon question by someone facing the loss of a loved one because of a terminal illness: How do you know when it’s the right time to call in Hospice? For most of us, dealing with end-of-life decisions is never easy. In my work with grieving families over the years, I’ve watched the multitude of emotions patients and their

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Palliative Care

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Palliative Care

Good article on Palliative Care Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, Using palliative care to enhance quality of life, by  Judith Johnson and Dr. Jennifer Ritzau states “No one looks forward to being hospitalized. But for patients with chronic diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, kidney failure, congestive heart failure or Parkinson’s, for example, hospitalization often occurs. While traditional health care services can provide assistance, there are instances when additional support in the way of palliative care can improve one’s quality of life. “Palliative care doesn’t mean you are entering the last chapter of your life; it simply means that

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article About End of Life Decisions

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article About End of Life Decisions

Good article on end of life decisions and the importance of good Hospice type care toward the end.  Many people wait to the very end to discuss or to utilize the care to prevent unnecessary suffering and discomfort If you would like to learn more about our Pastoral Thanatology Program then please review The article, Shedding New Light On Hospice Care: No Need To Wait For The ‘Brink Of Death’, by Judith Graham states “A few weeks ago, Kathy Brandt’s 86-year-old mother was hospitalized in Florida after a fall. After rushing to her side, Brandt asked for a consult with a palliative

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Pastoral Thanatology Certification Article on Palliative Care Nurses

Pastoral Thanatology Certification Article on Palliative Care Nurses

Palliative care nurses have a special calling to help the dying.  Palliative care nurses should consider earning a certification in Pastoral Thanatology.  Please review our Pastoral Thanatology Certification The article, What’s It Like to Be a Palliative Care Nurse?, by Lisa J. Webster, RN, BSN, CHPN states, “My last semester of nursing school was on the acute medical and surgical oncology unit at Virginia Commonwealth University Health Center in Richmond, Virginia. I felt passionate for caring for these oncology patients who were struck with newly diagnosed, life-threatening cancers of all types. They showed such courage and strength in the face of the

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying

Good article that discusses knowing the dying process and the phases and emotions that go with it Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, “The dying process: What to expect when someone is close to death” by Bianca Nogrady states “Hollywood has a lot to answer for when it comes to our ideas of what death looks like. The majority of deaths on screen are violent, bloody, traumatic affairs, with few realistic portrayals of what a death from illness or so-called “natural causes” actually looks like. Little wonder we have such a fear of death, and especially of being

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Palliative Care

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Palliative Care

Palliative care is truly more about living than dying because it involves living as best as you can during your final days Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program Also, please review the article, Dying Matters: ‘palliative care is more about living than dying’, say Sobell House staff, by Sophie Grubb “EVEN for those who witness it in their daily work, death is always a difficult subject. But Sobell House staff are experts in making sure patients are as comfortable as can be before they take their final breath. Earlier this week the Oxford Mail featured the Headington hospice’s new

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying Well

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article On Dying Well

Dying well seems contradictory but it is true that since death is unavoidable that we must learn how to die gracefully and also in a dignified way.  Palliative care, as well as hospice can help those who are lucky enough to be in the position to experience it, but some individuals do not die as comfortably as they could, at least from a physical experience.  Albeit, some people depending on the nature of their death cannot, there are many who undergo many unnecessary troubles before death Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program. The article, How to Die Well, by

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on End of Life Care and Quality of Life

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on End of Life Care and Quality of Life

Good article about the importance of end of life care as not only a service but an important ingredient for better life.  Qualify of life includes dignity in dying and end of life care can help others die with respect, comfort and the necessary care Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article ,Palliative Care is Vital for Improved Quality of Life, by Barbara Jones states, “In a recent CNN debate about health care, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz claimed people confronted with life-threatening diseases who receive palliative care services were “essentially doped up with some drugs” and told “well, now

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on High Costs of Hospice

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on High Costs of Hospice

Care for the dying and elderly is rising.  This article looks at the rising prices. If you are interested in pastoral thanatology program, then please review our program The article, “High costs give palliative care increased industry interest”, by Meg Bryant states, “Efforts to improve palliative care are growing as both providers and payers struggle to control costs and provide quality end-of-life care. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation report found roughly 25% of Medicare dollars are spent on beneficiaries in the last year of life for services including hospitalization, post-acute care and hospice. Palliative care is medical care that’s been

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Pastoral Thanatology Program and Medicaid Rights

Pastoral Thanatology Program and Medicaid Rights

Good article for those interested in learning more about Medicaid rights.  For those wishing to become certified in Pastoral Thanatology, then please review our Pastoral Thanatology Program to learn more. The article,” Know Your Rights: Medicare Benefits For Terminally Ill”, by Cate Kortzeborn states “When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this: If you ask people where they’d rather die – in a hospital or at home – 75 percent say at home and 25 percent say the hospital. But when you look at what