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Dementia and Redefining Quality of Life:A mother-daughter journey into the unknown
How Important is Touch at the Bedside of the Dying?:An interview with Everflowing director and educator Irene Smith, Part One
Tag Archives: Hospice
An interview with Everflowing director and educator Irene Smith, Part One
Today SevenPonds speaks with Irene Smith, founder and director of Everflowing, an educational program centered around creating a more supportive environment for hospice patients and their healthcare providers. Smith has three decades of experience as an educator and practitioner, focusing primarily … Continue reading
How can healthcare professionals learn to better communicate about end-of-life issues with terminal patients?
How do you tell someone that they’re dying? Telling someone they have a terminal illness is a regular part of the job for some doctors. Yet, the folks behind the Alive Institute initiative believe that many healthcare professionals aren’t adequately … Continue reading
British comedy-drama delves into death and friendship
“Often those that watch find it hardest.” These words, spoken by a wig maker to the best friend of a of middle-aged cancer patient who is about to have her head shaved, form one of many striking statements in the … Continue reading