Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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How to Say Goodbye to Someone who is Dying

I recently made a chaplain visit to a patient “transitioning.” Her husband of several years sat close by holding her hand. He looked to me and said, “Dave, at times like this, there is nothing to say.”
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HeartLink: Your Partner in Managing Congestive Heart Failure at Home

The symptoms of congestive heart failure can sneak up on you. The tiredness, shortness of breath, and cough feel like a bad cold that you just can’t shake. Then one night, the coughing becomes too much. You’re gasping for breath and your family is rushing you to the ER where you get the news that this is no ordinary cold. You have congestive heart failure.