Tag Archives: Hospice Care

The Messenger: Doctors and End-of-Life Conversations

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

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How Can A Dreamscape Help Grieving Families Heal?

An interview with Nancy Gershman, Part Two

Today SevenPonds concludes our conversation with Nancy Gershman, a memory artist who creates “Dreamscapes” for people in hospice and their families. A Dreamscape is a photo collage that serves as a physical image of a memory or something the ill/deceased … Continue reading

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How Can a “Dreamscape” Help Grieving Families Heal?

An interview with Nancy Gershman, Part One

Today SevenPonds speaks with Nancy Gershman, a memory artist who creates “Dreamscapes” for people in hospice and their families. A Dreamscape is a photo collage that serves as a physical image of a memory or something the ill/deceased person wanted … Continue reading

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The INN Between Offers Hospice For the Homeless

Hospice center is the first of its kind in the US

Dying with dignity is something that a lot of homeless people will not get to do. But in Salt Lake City, Utah, terminally ill homeless people have a chance to receive hospice care thanks to The INN Between. According to … Continue reading

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How Do You Create An Alternative To Conventional Palliative Care?

An interview with palliative medicine specialist Dr. Michael Fratkin, founder of ResolutionCare

Today SevenPonds speaks with Dr. Michael Fratkin, palliative medicine specialist and president and founder of ResolutionCare.  Birthed by Dr. Fratkin’s desire to expand palliative care beyond the limitations of our country’s broken healthcare system, ResolutionCare is a telemedicine project that uses videoconferencing technology … Continue reading

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“Right, Before I Die” Portrays Inner Life of Hospice Patients

Photo essay by American artists Andrew George delivers life lessons

In 2012, American artist Andrew George contacted the Medical Director of Palliative Care at Providence Holy Cross Medical Centre in Los Angeles, California. George proposed the project that, two years later, became the photo essay “Right, Before I Die.” This … Continue reading

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