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How Can Caregivers Practice Self-Care During the Holidays? An Interview with Judy Long, Part Two

A hospital chaplain offers tips and calming techniques for caregivers

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading

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How Can Caregivers Support Patients Without Suffering Themselves? An Interview with Judy Long, Part One

A hospital chaplain discusses how to both protect and open our hearts to loved ones

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Judy Long, an educator and chaplain at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. In her role as a chaplain, she communicates with patients, families, caregivers, physicians and nurses to find the best possible care plan. Judy … Continue reading

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What Kind of Life Do I Want to Live?

My reflections on the photography exhibition “Right, Before I Die”

Last night I attended a lovely photography exhibition that got me thinking not only about what it’s like to confront death, but also about what kind of life I want to live right now – at this exact moment in … Continue reading

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How Can Non-Medical Home Care Keep Your Loved One Safe and Comfortable? An Interview with Bridget Waller, Part One

An alternative to professional nursing care for people at the end of life

Today SevenPonds is speaking with Bridget Waller, R.N. the founder and owner of Hillendale Home Care, located in Walnut Creek, California.  In this first part of a two-part interview, Bridget discusses non-medical home care as an option for patients with … Continue reading

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How Can A Health Advocate Help You Plan End-of-Life Care? An Interview with Ruth Linden, Ph.D., Part Two

A health advocate provides tips on end-of-life planning

In part two of this two-part interview, health advocate Ruth Linden, Ph.D. talks to SevenPonds about how patients can plan for the end of life. Dr. Linden works as the president of Tree of Life Health Advocates from her office … Continue reading

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How Can Health Advocates Help with End-of-Life Planning? An Interview with Ruth Linden, Ph.D., Part One

A health advocate discusses how she gives her clients peace of mind

In part one of this two-part interview, health advocate Ruth Linden, Ph.D. talks to SevenPonds about how patients can safely navigate the complex healthcare system, especially as they work through a terminal illness. Dr. Linden works as the president of … Continue reading

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