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You Don’t Need to be Brave

A cancer survivor reminds us that courage is no protection against terminal illness

I just read a wonderful story in the July 21, 2017, issue of Time. Written by cancer survivor Josh Friedman, it’s about an ordinary man who got a cancer diagnosis and didn’t take it particularly well. In fact, his behavior … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Anticipate Your Need for Support

Organize your grief support system in advance of transitions

Our Tip of the Week: If you are anticipating the expected death of a loved one, or if you love someone who will die (which includes all of us), establishing an inner circle of supportive friends, family and community resources well … Continue reading

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What is Collaborative Patient-Centered Care? An Interview with Dr. M. Grace Laurencin, Part One

A primary care physician discusses the details of patient-centered care

Today, SevenPonds spoke with Mercedes Grace Laurencin, M.D. M.P.H. about the interpersonal, social and psychological aspects of providing primary care as a physician. Her retainer medical practice, based in Santa Cruz, California, places special emphasis on accessibility issues for elderly and … Continue reading

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The Pitfalls of Choosing Hospice Care

Why a nonprofit hospice may be a more sensible option when choosing end-of-life palliative care

What if you’ve cared for terminally ill loved ones until your resources have been exhausted? You are exhausted too, having taken on a role of a nurse while grieving over the impending loss. Finally a decision is reached to find … Continue reading

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