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How To Have Difficult Conversations About Hospice Care

How To Have Difficult Conversations About Hospice Care

On the heels of Medicare’s recent announcement of plans to start paying doctors to give patients counseling about end-of-life care, HuffPost Live wanted to dig a little deeper to help you understand your Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.huffingtonpost.com It is always difficult to face our finite self and admit the need of potentially accepting hospice as a way for care. If you would like to learn more about this and how hospice is becoming more accessible and more of a subject people will face, then review the article and our program in pastoral thanatology

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5 Ways Hospice Care Is Changing Americans’ Lives, Because End Of Life Care Should Be Anything But An Afterthought

5 Ways Hospice Care Is Changing Americans’ Lives, Because End Of Life Care Should Be Anything But An Afterthought

When you think of hospice facilities, you might not conjure up the most pleasant images. But that doesn’t change the fact that they have become an extremely important part of our healthcare system. For those of us who aren’t familiar with it, hospice is a type of care for terminally or chronically Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bustle.com A good article about hospice and how it is changing the lives of Americans and end of life care. If you would like to learn more please read this interesting article.  Also if you would like to learn more about our Program in

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Program In Pastoral Thanatology : Adding Life to the Days of Terminally Ill Children in India

Program In Pastoral Thanatology : Adding Life to the Days of Terminally Ill Children in India

The care is delivered to the patient and their family or support system, usually by a team of experts that include physicians, nurses, social workers, health aides, chaplains as well as support personnel.”… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: This sad article looks at the reality of terminally ill children in India who cannot afford proper care.  Pastoral care givers hope to give some quality of life to these suffering children. This is the primary purpose of any Pastoral Thanatology–to care for the dying, of any age.  It is even more painful when one sees death coming so early to

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Spiritual care: challenges in a multicultural and multireligious society

Spiritual care: challenges in a multicultural and multireligious society

  Piret Paal researcher at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, explains the key points discussed at a recent German-speaking conference on multireligious spirituality and multiprofessional s… American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: A good reminder for care givers and social workers in ministry that not all share the same values and faith. When giving spiritual care in a pastoral setting, one can face many cultural and religious backgrounds that view death, suffering and God from different prisms.  A pastoral care giver needs to be prepared to help people from these different view points.  Pastoral Thanatology is about serving everyone

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Program in Pastoral Thanatology: The Church in the service of the sick and elderly

  The Church in the service of the sick and elderly American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Pastoral Thanatology or care for the dying is a key element in Christian ministry.  It is a corporal work of mercy and a element of Christ’s teachings. Christian Counselors and Pastoral Caregivers are called to give their service to the sick and elderly and help them as needed.  During this Holiday Season, we can all help the sick and elderly with charity, donations and time. This is a good article about caring for the dying and elderly and is good for counselors and