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Pastoral Thantology Program Article on Hospice

Pastoral Thantology Program Article on Hospice

Good article on how hospice helps the terminally ill. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The video, How hospices care for the terminally ill, goes into detail about how hospice can help terminally ill face death with comfort and dignity. To review the video, please click here Too many times, individuals pass up the opportunity to experience the care that only hospice can provide. If you would like to learn more, then consider becoming certified in Pastoral Thanatology.   AIHCP offers a certification program in Pastoral Thanatology that can help health professionals meet the needs of their patients from a

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Dying at Home

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Dying at Home

Good article on how more Americans are learning of the luxury and peace of dying at home if possible over the sterile environment of dying in the hospital. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program  The article, Fewer Americans are spending their final days in the hospital and more are dying at home, by Melissa Healy states, “The American way of dying seems to have become less frantic, desperate and expensive. That’s the upshot of a new study that finds that seniors insured by Medicare who died in 2015 were less likely to do so in a hospital and more likely to pass

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Hospice

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Hospice

Good article on hospice and its many values   Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, The History Of Hospice: A Different Kind Of Health ‘Care’, by Nicole Fisher states “100 years ago today, the movement behind hospice care as born. Or rather, the women who would create a fundamentally different kind of health care was born. Dame Cicely Saunders was a dynamic woman who forever altered the way we think about end of life care. As a nurse, social worker, doctor and writer, she came to work with countless ill individuals. But long before many of her peers, she discovered

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Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Healthcare and Death Talk

Pastoral Thanatology Program Article on Healthcare and Death Talk

Good article on death and how it can very difficult a subject in healthcare Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Program The article, Grey Matters: Shielding ourselves from the realities of death, states “Many of us have been taught to avoid talking about religion or politics, but those aren’t our strongest conversational taboos. What we really don’t talk about is death and dying, and it’s costing us. As a culture, we’ve increasingly sanitized death. It happens out of sight — in hospitals, hospices and care homes. When it comes into our lives through shows and movies, it is abrupt and violent,

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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