Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights
Posted on July 1, 2020 in Spiritual CareJournaling is increasing in popularity. “It has become a hallmark of the so-called self-care movement, right up there with meditation,” Hayley Phelan wrote in a New York Times article in 2018. “Scientific studies have shown it to be essentially a panacea for modern life... with benefits like boosting mindfulness, memory and communications skills.”
Posted on May 31, 2020 in Spiritual CareMemorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. Driving across the countryside last weekend I saw people rafting, barbecuing, motorcycling, and soaking up the sun. Soon there will be fireworks, vacations, and family gatherings. These are the things of summer season.
Posted on May 29, 2020 in Spiritual CareHospice work moves fast. A person is given a diagnosis of six months or less to live. The team moves in with rapid pace: managing medications and equipment for comfort; assessing emotional and spiritual needs; swiftly building trust to provide intimate personal care; creating a holistic environment for patient and family to move through this short time.
Posted on April 24, 2020 in Spiritual CareThe theme for Spring 2020 is “we’re all in this together.” I have been pondering what “this” is. “This” is not a virus that kills people. That’s not what we’re all in together.