Last month, a few of us gathered around here at Crossroads Hospice and discussed television. We didn’t discuss our favorite episode of House Hunters; we discussed the all too real lessons about death and dying we’ve learned through television.
“There are so many people dying in prison and they are dying in huge numbers,” says Jane Moore, CEO of Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association. “We have this aging prison population that nobody is really prepared to deal with. Prisons are not set up to handle a dementia patient who can’t figure out how to get to roll call [and other things like that].”
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When we are born, the first caregiver you meet is your parent. You open your big eyes and stare right at the person who has carried you for the last nine months. You cry because it’s cold. Your parent wraps you up and holds on tight, keeping you nice and warm.