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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

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Hospice

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Hospice

Good article about hospice and how to help others overcome its barriers of accessibility.  Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, “Getting To Yes: Overcoming The Barriers To Hospice Care” by Rosemary Baughn states, “Mrs. J. was in the advanced stages of congestive heart failure, and her condition was worsening. Although it was clear she didn’t have long to live, her son was adamant: He did not want hospice care for his mother. Looking for a way to bridge the divide, the clinicians at Mrs. J’s nursing home called on Michelle Drayton, community outreach director for the Visiting

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Pastoral Thanatology Program and Pastoral Care for Terminally Ill and Suicide

Pastoral Thanatology Program and Pastoral Care for Terminally Ill and Suicide

Good article in Pastoral Thanatology in helping others who are dealing with death and may be suicidal. If you would like to enter into our Pastoral Thanatology Program then please review and see if it matches your academic and professional ideals. The article, “The Dangers of Abandoning the Terminally Ill in Suicide Prevention”, by Wesley Smith. The article states, “Have you noticed that suicide prevention campaigns these days don’t mention assisted suicide? Perhaps they don’t want to court controversy, or perhaps organizers have swallowed the notion that the suicide of the terminally ill isn’t really suicide—it’s “death with dignity.” Whatever