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.
Living With Cancer: A Tour of Hospice I welcomed the idea of touring a new hospice facility to confront my fears of pain while dying, writes Susan Gubar in her continuing Living With Cancer series.
Finding the Meaning of Death in a Concert Hall In this article, a hospice nurse remembers how music helped her reflect on the suffering in inherent in her job, and her need to offer people hope. Not hope of cure – but of pain relieved and comfort given.