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Grief Support: Knowing What to Say and What to Avoid

Grief Support: Knowing What to Say and What to Avoid

By Steven Moeller   The majority of grievers are desperately in need of support to help them in coping with their losses. They need someone to listen to them witho analysis, criticism or judgment. Fear of how to approach grievers and assist them stops many well-meaning people from being there for these people when theymore>>

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Are you guilty of obesity shaming?

Are you guilty of obesity shaming?

By LESLEY YOUNG Check your own internal weight biases with this quiz so you can avoid spreading a body-shaming attitude. Do you find yourself making assumptions about the people in this photo based on their weight? Take the quiz to find out whether you have unconscious biases that contribute to body shaming.      Havingmore>>

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Guidelines for Parents to Help Their Children Through Grief

Guidelines for Parents to Help Their Children Through Grief

By Helen Fitzgerald, CT As soon as possible after the death, set time aside to talk to your child.  Give your child the facts in a simple manner — be careful not to go into too much detail. Your child will ask more questions as they come up in his/her mind. If you can’t answermore>>

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Preparing for Death and Dying at Home

Preparing for Death and Dying at Home

As a caregiver, there are some things you need to consider in preparing for death and dying at home for the person you are caring for. Knowing what to do It is important to know that the decision to die at home or care for someone to die at home is not an easy one.more>>

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Test Your Knowledge of Hospice Care: Take this Quiz

Test Your Knowledge of Hospice Care: Take this Quiz

Hospice care is a special kind of medical and supportive care that focuses on symptom management and emotional support when a patient is expected to live six months or less. In hospice, the focus of care is not only the patient, but the entire family. Most hospice care involves active participation in daily caregiving bymore>>

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Coping with a Life-Threatening Illness or Serious Health Event

Coping with a Life-Threatening Illness or Serious Health Event

A diagnosis of cancer, heart disease, or other serious illness can be devastating. But there are ways to cope with the emotional distress and preserve your quality of life. The emotional effects of a serious illness or injury A serious health problem can disrupt all aspects of your life, whether it’s a chronic or life-threateningmore>>

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Why is anticipatory grief so powerful?

Why is anticipatory grief so powerful?

by Harriet Hodgson  Although everyone experiences anticipatory grief—a feeling of loss before a death or dreaded event occurs—some have never heard of the term. I didn’t understand the power of anticipatory grief until I became my mother’s family caregiver. My mother suffered a series of mini strokes and, according to her physician, they equaled Alzheimer’s disease.more>>

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Poetry Help — How to Write Poetry (When Grieving)

Poetry Help — How to Write Poetry (When Grieving)

I decided to write this poetry help page after receiving the following email. This email reminded me a lot of myself when I was first trying to figure out how to write poetry. “Hi there, I’m so glad I found your website! I stumbled upon writing poetry recently when my daughter lost her boyfriend tomore>>

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A Loan From God – A Krishna conscious perspective about losing a spouse to suicide

A Loan From God – A Krishna conscious perspective about losing a spouse to suicide

(WITH AUDIO INTERVIEW) Shaunaka Rishi Das, an Irish-born Vaishnava and Director of the Oxford Centre of Hindu Studies, spent many years caring for his wife Keshava, who had chronic fatigue syndrome. In her mid-50s and suffering from depression, Keshava took her own life, with questions over the medical response leading to a traumatic two-day inquest.more>>

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Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care can improve the quality of life at the end of life. These tips can help you find the best care. What is hospice and palliative care? For many seriously ill patients, hospice and palliative care offers a more dignified and comfortable alternative to spending your final months in the impersonal environmentmore>>

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