Tag Archives: Death and Dying

Can a Palliative Care Team Help Families Cope?

Study examines the role of palliative care in the ICU

Over the last several years, healthcare providers have used palliative care to treat pain and discomfort in patients with serious illnesses. Unlike curative care, which aims to make the person “well,” the goal of palliative care is to make patients … Continue reading

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“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.”

- Earl Grollman
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“There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

- Winnie the Pooh
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Our Monthly Tip: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Grief

Cognitive-behavioral therapy can provide relief for complicated grief and bereavement

Our Tip of the Month Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for complicated grief uses cognitive (thinking) and behavioral techniques (doing) to help clients cope more effectively with grief. It can be a powerful tool in the healing process, helping the client come … Continue reading

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What Was the Role of Project Nightlight During the AIDS Crisis And What Can We Learn From the Founder?

An Interview with Cassandra Christensen

Today SevenPonds speaks with Cassandra Christensen, a retired R.N. who discovered her life’s mission was to work with people facing the end of life. After working as a staff nurse at UCLA, Cassandra transitioned into private duty nursing. It was at that … Continue reading

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How Do Professionals Provide Support For Families of Organ Donors?

An interview with Nika Short who comforts families during trauma

Today SevenPonds speaks with Nika Short, who works for LifeCenter Northwest to provide support for the families of organ donors. Nika provides bereavement support for donor families and facilitates communication between donor families and organ recipients when someone decides they … Continue reading

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