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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Deathbed Visions in Hospice

Hospice stories of deathbed visions are common with dying patients reporting visits from deceased loved ones, angels, or spiritual guides. While it may be difficult to understand or explain deathbed visions, hospice care staff have seen them bring real comfort to dying patients.
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Recovering from Spiritual Burnout

Burnout is a type of exhaustion caused by feeling constantly overwhelmed by prolonged physical, mental, and emotional stress. Many people think of burnout as something related to a person’s career, but burnout is also common among caregivers.
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Answering the Call to be a Hospice Chaplain

The hospice chaplain is a key member of the hospice team. When a patient begins hospice care, they often turn to their faith for comfort and guidance. Even those who aren’t religious may seek spiritual guidance during this period.
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What Song Will Be Played at My Funeral?

While it may be difficult to think about your own death, planning your funeral is an incredible gift to you and your loved ones. You’re able to choose the exact service you’d like, while your friends and family are relieved of making difficult funeral decisions in an emotionally stressful time. Each part of your funeral – from the type of service to the music played – can be selected in advance and personalized according to your wishes.
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The Importance of Forgiveness at End of Life

“Apologize to your sister!” We can all remember this type of instruction from our childhood. You offer up a mumbled apology, share a quick hug, and then play resumes. Parents use these moments to teach the rituals of forgiveness. It often goes smoothly because the infractions of children are small – with no lasting impact.