Category: Of Interest…

Items of interest to the Vaisnava’s C.A.R.E. community and readers.

My friend was dying. As his doctor, I had to tell him the truth.

My friend was dying. As his doctor, I had to tell him the truth.

By Aroonsiri Sangarlangkarn  It was a cold December morning in 2015, and Roger was slowly dying. With end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), he had been in and out of the hospital for months, each episode worse than the last. Once able to walk to his favorite corner store with an oxygen tank, Roger hadmore>>

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When Grief Gets Physical: Dealing with Physical Grief Symptoms

When Grief Gets Physical: Dealing with Physical Grief Symptoms

There is simply no way to anticipate what grief feels like. It is one of those experiences that you can describe to someone, but it is impossible to really understand it until you are forced to live with it. Of all the unimaginable aspects of grief, there is one thing we hear people say timemore>>

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Responding to Children in Grief

Responding to Children in Grief

Prairie View grief and trauma specialist explains how to help children after a death By Sara Kopper, LSCSW, RPT, CTS, Prairie View, Inc., Newton, KS Death and dying can be scary experiences for children. Because of death’s many uncertainties and unknowns, children find it both fascinating and frightening when it happens to a loved one.more>>

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Suicide Grief: Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide

Suicide Grief: Healing After a Loved One’s Suicide

A loved one’s suicide can be emotionally devastating. Use healthy coping strategies — such as seeking support — to begin the journey to healing and acceptance. By Mayo Clinic Staff When a loved one dies by suicide, overwhelming emotions can leave you reeling. Your grief might be heart wrenching. At the same time, you mightmore>>

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9 Things You Should Never Say to a Grieving Person

9 Things You Should Never Say to a Grieving Person

Even your most well-intentioned words can definitely hurt. By Liz Steelman When someone dies, the first steps are usually pretty clear: you fill the family’s refrigerator with meals, go to the funeral or attend a viewing, send bereavement cards, or sit Shiva. But after the initial period, the process tends to go off-script. We don’tmore>>

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Fear of Death: A Different Kind of Epidemic

Fear of Death: A Different Kind of Epidemic

When most of us think of an epidemic, we think of the rapid spread of disease involving a vast number of people. But there are other types of epidemics, those that are not driven by microbes or poverty, but by human emotions. They are referred to as epidemics of fear and anxiety. Our nation hasmore>>

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Doctors are Confused by Living Wills, Study Finds

Doctors are Confused by Living Wills, Study Finds

By Stacey Burling, STAFF WRITER  Philly.com Interpreting a living will is, by definition, a life-and-death activity. So, it’s not comforting that, when hundreds of doctors were asked to decide what nine different living wills and related documents meant, they rarely agreed. Doctors are confused by living wills, a study finds In a new study, themore>>

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Self-Care Tip of the Month For Caregivers

Self-Care Tip of the Month For Caregivers

Consider Self-Care a Part-Time Job “You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~Eleanor Brownn It’s winter as I write this, and the weather has been downright depressing. Six weeks of little to no sunshine has had a cumulative effect on my spirit. Exercise has been a chore, and I’ve had little motivation to lose themore>>

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The 10 Things I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me After Loss

The 10 Things I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me After Loss

At first, I could not eat any food.I could not even smell it.I felt nauseous and my body had almost shut down digestion. No appetite. No remembering to eat.I dropped down to 116 pounds and I didn’t realize it.I looked in the mirror and I didn’t recognize myself.My body did not want to live anymoremore>>

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When Death Happens: Tips for Helping The Mourner

When Death Happens: Tips for Helping The Mourner

By Marty Tousley, RN, MS, FT, DCC Above all, show your love. Show up. Say something. Do something. Be willing to stand beside the gaping hole that has opened in your friend’s life, without flinching or turning away. Be willing to not have any answers. Listen. Be there. Be present. Be a friend. Be love. Lovemore>>

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