Author Archives: Kathleen Clohessy (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)



Book Review: “Extreme Measures” by Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D.

An ICU physician discusses the American way of death and points towards a new approach

“Extreme Measures” by Jessica Nutik-Zitter, M.D. is a book about America’s extraordinarily dysfunctional relationship with death. It is also, in many ways, a deeply personal memoir — a chronicle of an exceptionally bright and talented young doctor’s journey through the … Continue reading

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Caregivers Rarely Screened for Depression and Anxiety, Study Shows

Early assessment and intervention for mental health issues may help caregivers cope

Caring for a loved one with a terminal illness is exhausting and isolating. In many cases, caregivers are forced to quit their jobs and deplete their savings in order to care for an ailing family member in the home. According … Continue reading

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“Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

-Jalaluddin Rumi
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Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to lasting love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of love in the midst of death.The project’s origins take us to 2005: the moment Page Hodel encountered Madalene … Continue reading

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Electronic Health Records Fall Short at Critical Times

Information about end-of-life wishes is often hard to find in an emergency

Over the last decade, the use of electronic health records — digital versions of the traditional medical chart — has become widespread in the United States. Incentivized by the passage in 2009 of the Health Information Technology for Economic and … Continue reading

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Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to enduring love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of love in the midst of death.The project’s origins take us to 2005: the moment Page Hodel encountered Madalene … Continue reading

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