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Prepare to die by preparing to live.
“When a journey is in our future, it is never too soon to check out the travel guides and customs, and to learn the language of the world approaching.” – Stephen Levine As the author and his wife face serious … Continue reading
A funny funeral prank
Multi-year campaign pays off for supporters of choice at the end of life
Thank you, Compassion and Choices for sharing this news with us: Today, an important victory for advocates of end-of-life choice. The Vermont legislature passed the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act. The bill is similar to Oregon’s … Continue reading
A humorous take on the pun.
If a crisis were to strike your workplace, what would you do?
Wilma Bass is the President of Trauma Outreach Associates, a Bay Area based company that provides crisis recovery services to business and organizations to help them “return to normalcy and productivity” after a trauma — like death, violence, or natural … Continue reading
A simple, archaic burial for the commoners of this indigenous society
Despite some unpleasant connotations throughout history, pit burial was once commonplace among the indigenous people of the American northwest coast (modern-day British Columbia). The Haida people, rather than individual burial, would place the remains of people who had died into … Continue reading
Grab these free resources to help you detect and act if someone is having a stroke.
Do you know this acronym to help you detect the signs of a stroke? Face: Does the face look uneven? Arms: Does one arm drift down? Speech: Does their speech sound slurred or strange? Time: If you detect any of … Continue reading
Frank Carson on his uncle's death
“My uncle Jimmy took liver salts twice a day for 40 years. He died on Sunday, was buried Wednesday and the following Friday they had to go to the cemetery to beat his liver to death with a stick.” -Frank … Continue reading
NHPCO stresses that hospice is about living fully, not preparing for death.
Thank you to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization for sharing these facts with us! Some people have the wrong idea about hospice care. They think that hospice is only about dying and that hospice is the place you go when … Continue reading
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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization stresses the importance of talking with your loved ones.
Yesterday was Healthcare Decisions Day and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization took the opportunity to stress the importance of people talking frankly about the care they would or would not want if ever faced with a serious medical … Continue reading
Madagascar's Malagasy people connect and celebrate with their ancestors long after death.
The Malagasy people of Madagascar believe that the spirits of people who have died won’t join the world of their ancestors until after the body has completely decomposed. To assist the process, families perform a funerary tradition called Famadihana, “the … Continue reading
Today is the 14th anniversary of the death of the famed medical cannabis activist of the 1980s and '90s.
Today is the 14th anniversary of the death of Mary Jane Rathbun, better known as “Brownie Mary”, a medical cannabis activist and San Francisco General Hospital volunteer. Rathbun became known in the 1980s and ’90s for illegally distributing pot brownies … Continue reading
The doula volunteer program in New York City helps lessen loneliness for people with life-limiting illness
Today we talk with Amy Levine, who designs and implements programs and conducts interactive training for healthcare and social service professionals. Her expertise includes designing specialized volunteer programs for hospital-based palliative care services, and she provides consultation to healthcare organizations … Continue reading
Comedian Jerry Corley jokes about the conversations at his mother's funeral.
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The young adult genre deals with sensitive issues like death, illness, and suicide.
“Sick lit”, a sub-genre of literature that features characters who are struggling with physical or mental illness, or coping with issues like suicide or self-mutilation, or loss, has created a bit of a buzz in the media lately. The novels … Continue reading