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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Fear of Death

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Fear of Death

Good article on the fear of death.   Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program to learn more about death and dying and how to aid individuals in facing death The article, Everything you need to know about Thanatobia-The fear dying, by Nancy Walker discusses the numerous issues individual face when dealing with death.  Fear of death is a common fear for many because it involves the unknown but some have an unhealthy obsession with death and fear it so such an extent that physical and mental disorders can occur. Such fear can also have various social problems with how

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Discussing Death

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Discussing Death

Good article about the taboos of death and how we are moving as a society at possibly discussing death more openly Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, Breaking the silence: are we getting better at talking about death?, states, “Bereavement is ragged. The papers are full of a child’s last months, the protests outside hospitals, the press conferences, court cases, international entreaties, the noise of vituperation and outrage at the end of a life. A memorial after a violent death is put up on a suburban fence. It is torn down, then restored. This funeral in south London

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Death and Dying Rituals

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Death and Dying Rituals

Good article on death and photographing the rituals surrounding it. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program to learn more about death and dying The article, Fearing Death, and Photographing the Rituals That Surround It, by John Otis states,  “The question of what awaits after death has obsessed humanity for millennia. The Korean photographer Chanho Park’s fixation took root when he was 11 and his mother, who suffered from pancreatic cancer, was hospitalized. Much of his time was spent at her side, where he heard the anguished screams of the dying and their mourning families and saw the beds of gaunt

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Cancer and Dying

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Cancer and Dying

Dying of cancer is a terrible experience undoubtedly but what should someone expect and how can others help through this process Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, What should I know about dying with cancer? states   “For all the world’s teachings on death and dying, the patient who doesn’t lament it for one reason or another is rare. Some people are unprepared to die. Others are worried about those left behind. Some are angry. Many are frightened. Not everyone is hungry for more life, but almost everyone at some point feels apprehensive about letting go. If you

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on End of Life Care Issues

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on End of Life Care Issues

Good article on complications that can occur with end of life care. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program to learn more about our certification. The article, Column: End-of-life care brings complicated issues, by Dr. Michael Shattuck states, “This past week, I was reminded of the challenges of caring for people at the end of life. I traveled to visit two relatives on my wife’s side of the family who lived far away. I had not seen them for quite some time, and I was the primary driver responsible for getting my wife and mother-in-law to the destination. One relative was just

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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