Category: Of Interest…

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

DYING Young Or Old, The Signs Are The Same

DYING Young Or Old, The Signs Are The Same

 Editor’s Note: The following is a question written to Barbara Karnes, RN Author/Hospice Educator at BKbooks.com and her wise response.  Dear Barbara, Most of your blogging about death seems to be about old people dying from old age. What about a prime-age person dying of cancer? Do the same signs of dying apply, such asmore>>

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Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Tips for Helping a Child or Teen Recover from Trauma The intense, confusing, and frightening emotions that follow a traumatic event or natural disaster can be even more pronounced in children—whether they directly experienced the traumatic event or were repeatedly exposed to horrific media images after the fact. While children and adolescents are more vulnerablemore>>

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Dying in Prison

Dying in Prison

By Bhakti-lata Dasi One of the inmates who has been in contact with the prison ministry since 2009, Bhakta Sasha, now has terminal cancer. He is fifty-seven years old. The prospect of dying is overwhelming for everyone, but having to die in prison is even more daunting. Prisons are not known for their warm, loving atmospheres;more>>

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What happens when a patient says, ‘Doc, help me die’

What happens when a patient says, ‘Doc, help me die’

By E. Wes Ely My 54-year-old patient was alone in the intensive care unit, with no family or friends in his life. He slumped in his bed, gasping, staring up at me. Admitted with lung fibrosis and pneumonia, he had scars and infection aggressively replacing his airways, despite our best treatments.   As a newlymore>>

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Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms

Bipolar Disorder Signs and Symptoms

Recognizing and Getting Help for Mania and Bipolar Depression We all have our ups and downs, but with bipolar disorder these peaks and valleys are more severe. The symptoms of bipolar disorder can hurt your job or school performance, damage your relationships, and disrupt your daily life. And although it’s treatable, many people don’t recognizemore>>

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10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Cancer

10 Things You Should Never Say to Someone with Cancer

By Margaret Feinberg “I understand exactly what you’re going through.” Even if you’ve battled cancer, no two fights are the same. The treatment plans differ, the bodily responses differ, the chemotherapy differs in types, amounts, and strengths. Even if you’ve been on a parallel journey, no cancer road is the same.     “My dog hadmore>>

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How to Say Good-bye When Someone You Love Is Dying

How to Say Good-bye When Someone You Love Is Dying

Regrets and Lessons From Grieving Survivors By Paula Spencer Scott, Senior Health Writer (caring.com) Saying good-bye to a dying relative or friend — what to talk about, when, and how — doesn’t come naturally to most adults. The irony: All such conversations ask of us, ultimately, is what people appreciate hearing at any time ofmore>>

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Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures

Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures

Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures Listen to the Cancer.Net Podcast: Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures, adapted from this feature. Doctors may need to perform a variety of medical tests and procedures to learn more about your child’s cancer and provide the best treatment. Thinking about and having these procedures can be a majormore>>

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10 Things You Should Never (Ever) Say to Someone With Cancer

10 Things You Should Never (Ever) Say to Someone With Cancer

Margaret Feinberg (www.margaretfeinberg.com) is the author of several books, including Fight Back With Joy: Celebrate More. Regret Less. Stare Down Your Greatest Fears. She writes here about the ill-advised things people have said to her as she has been battling cancer: 1. “I understand exactly what you’re going through.” Even if you’ve battled cancer, no twomore>>

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More to Dying Than Meets The Eye: Video Talk by: Martha Atkins

More to Dying Than Meets The Eye: Video Talk by: Martha Atkins

Those who work with the dying are familiar with patients seeing long deceased loved ones, angelic beings, even hearing music and comforting voices as the patient nears death. Deathbed phenomena have been documented in the days, weeks, and months before death since the 1500s. Often confused with hallucinations, deathbed phenomena can bring comfort to patientsmore>>

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