Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Grief Responses to COVID-19

The Grief Recovery Handbook, written by John W. James and Russell Friedman states, “Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind.”  So how does this fit in with COVID-19?
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Coping with Grief on Valentine’s Day

Holidays can be very difficult for those who have lost a loved one. Valentine’s Day can be especially hard if you are mourning the death of your spouse or partner. Stores decorated in pink and red, emphasizing love and romance, can feel especially cruel for someone filled with grief and loneliness, regardless of how much time has passed since their partner’s death.
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Recommended Reading: Healing After Loss

In the midst of losing a loved one, many people bury themselves in the busyness of making arrangements, attending services, and receiving condolence calls from family and friends. It’s in the days and weeks and months that follow that the loss hits home – when going through a normal routine without being able to pick up the phone to share a funny story or coming home to an empty house.
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Using Writing as Therapy at the End of Life

Graham Greene once said, “writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”
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How to Get Involved in 5Ks for Disease Awareness

Every spring and summer, as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, people are looking for reasons to get outside. When a loved one is or has been affected by a terminal or chronic illness, it’s easier than ever to make that reason count.