In this video, Heather Flaherty, Micki Jackson and William Lombard share stories about the importance of Advance Care Planning from three different perspectives. Heather’s mother did not have a plan, and she still wonders if the decisions she made were the right ones. Micki’s husband did have a plan and their family had conversations about…
In this lovely story, Chaplain Kate Braestrup recounts a story about the importance of allowing family members, including children, to grieve in the ways that seem important to them, including taking care of the body.
Planning for the end-of-life is of the most important conversations a family can have, yet so many families fail to have it until it’s too late. In this NBC News Report, Rock Center’s Harry Smith goes to a Wisconsin hospital that has its patients talking about the inevitable: death. In the process it has become known…
In this song, Who Will Care for You?, Linda Allen explores the weariness and feelings of being overwhelmed that often are part of the caregiver’s experience.
Who Will Care for the Caregivers? “Some 40 million Americans give daily help to a parent, grandparent, relative or neighbor, assisting with basic things like dressing, bathing, cooking, medications or transportation…there’s more we medical professionals can do to improve the way we engage, support and educate them.”
How Can We Prepare For A Graceful Death? About BJ Miller’s TED TALK : At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients.
After a Cancer Diagnosis, Reversing Roles With My Mother After Cancer Diagnosis : “I’d become my mother’s travel guide in this new country of illness.”
Choices at the end of life: Brittany Maynard’s story In this video, Brittany Maynard shares her own personal story of facing death from an incurable cancer and the solace of having a choice about how she might die.