Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - October 2015

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Death & Grief on Television

“Most people are never in a hospital operating theater or a court room – but they have watched ER or Law and Order,” says Dr. David Gudelunas, professor of Media Studies at Fairfield University. “Television gives us experiences we have never had before. It is certainly a gateway to human experience.”
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8 Halloween Costumes for Seniors

All the feelings of fall are in the air, and that’s a sure sign that Halloween is right around the corner. The holiday isn’t just for kids, though--your older loved ones can unleash their creativity and dress up to participate in the festivities as well. Here are eight ideas for fun, senior-friendly Halloween costumes.
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The Culture Connection: Muslim End-of-Life Practices

The fundamental belief for Muslims is the oneness of God and belief in Muhammad as the last Prophet of God. Islam is built on five pillars: Declaration of Faith, Prayer, Fasting (for the entire month of Ramadan, from dawn to dusk), Charity and Pilgrimage to Mecca (site of the Holy Sanctuary built by Abraham).
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A Call to Do More: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Today is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – a day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. This year’s theme is Hidden Lives/Hidden Patients, which focuses on patients living in unique conditions that often struggle with access to palliative care including children, the LGBT community, soldiers and those in rural areas.
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