Category: Of Interest…

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

How to Deal With Childhood Grief and Loss

How to Deal With Childhood Grief and Loss

People process grief in different ways. If your caregiver role has ended due to the death of the person in your care, it’s understandable to feel grief, especially if that person was close to you and your family.  Childhood traumatic grief usually lasts longer than adult grief and requires continual support and monitoring. For a grievingmore>>

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8 Things To Consider Regarding End Of Life Pain Management

8 Things To Consider Regarding End Of Life Pain Management

By Barbara Karnes, RN There is so much confusion and fear regarding end of life pain medicines, morphine in particular, that I am addressing what I consider major issues. I have made the list simple, short, and to the point so that you can use this as a guideline when your loved one is receivingmore>>

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The Ethical Will: Life Is About More Than Your Possessions

The Ethical Will: Life Is About More Than Your Possessions

Have you considered how to pass on your non-material assets? By Deborah Quilter When people find out Debby Mycroft helps people write ethical wills, she always gets a predictable response: The Lament. “They say, ‘Oh, I wish I had a letter from my dad or grandmother or great aunt,’ whoever that person was. I havemore>>

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Talking to Your Child about Death

Talking to Your Child about Death

If you are in the end stage of caregiving, you and your family are all dealing with many emotions. And, if you have a young child or a teenager, you are also aware that children have a way of knowing when something is wrong, even from a young age.  Teaching children about death isn’t easymore>>

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End-of-Life Hospice Care Underused

End-of-Life Hospice Care Underused

Too few Americans entering life’s final phase are availing themselves of high-quality hospice care, despite the fact that Medicare covers the expense, experts say. The situation is only going to become more problematic as the nation’s “baby boomers” reach the end of their expected life spans in coming decades, according to two articles in themore>>

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Animals as Caregivers

Animals as Caregivers

by Frances Maguire Paist “It’s funny how dogs and cats know the insides of folks better than other folks do, isn’t it?” With those words written in 1912, Pollyanna author Eleanor Porter foreshadowed what many of our nation’s leading long-term care facilities have learned only recently, that animals hold the one of the keys tomore>>

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Don’t Let Fear Stop You From End-of-Life Planning

Don’t Let Fear Stop You From End-of-Life Planning

It’s natural to procrastinate, but make this a priority for your loved ones By Debbie Reslock  When I was in my early 20s, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. It felt like a one-two punch, since my dad had died unexpectedly a few years earlier. Although Mom tried chemotherapy, the results seemed to suggest thatmore>>

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End of Life: The Final Word

End of Life: The Final Word

*By JEASTRIDGE (Member of allnurses.com) Words matter all the time. It’s just that at the end of life, there are so few of them left, that we must count carefully to make sure there is no waste. That awareness keeps us from using them foolishly. As we leave the bedside of the dying, may wemore>>

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Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person

Three Magical Phrases to Comfort a Dying Person

My sincere thanks to my dear friend, Jude McLoughlin, a Nurse Practitioner in Liverpool, England, for sharing with us this inspiring article. Yours in service, Sangita Devi Dasi (Susan Pattinson, RN)   We will all face painful moments sitting next to dying people. What can we say? By Jenny Harrington  At 3 p.m. on a Mondaymore>>

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“Today is the Last Day of My Life.”

“Today is the Last Day of My Life.”

The following inspirational quotes were submitted by Jai Devaki Parks, a long-time Vaishnavas Care Supporter who is a member of the Gita-nagari farm community in Port Royal, Pennsylvania (U.S.A.). We sincerely thank Jai Devaki for sharing this important quote from her family’s Guru, His Holiness Bhakti Tirtha Swami, and for participating in our project to assist themore>>

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