Conscious Dying: A Way In or a Way Out

Conscious Dying: A Way In or a Way Out

“To die is an awfully big adventure.” -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan According to Peter Pan, death was just another big adventure to embark upon, and his unique adventurous spirit ruled the way he approached all of his life experiences. It’s easy to think that...
Caregiver Rights Means Taking Care of the Caregiver Who Cares

Caregiver Rights Means Taking Care of the Caregiver Who Cares

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Can you remember a time as a child, when you got sick, cut your finger, or fell off a bike and scraped your...
Palliative Care: Finding Comfort and Dignity

Palliative Care: Finding Comfort and Dignity

“It’s not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” -Mother Teresa, missionary Love is the most powerful emotion one can give to another.  In this article, we are going to explore how palliative and hospice care reflect the most beautiful forms of...
Terminal Care with Respect, Honor and Dignity

Terminal Care with Respect, Honor and Dignity

“If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” – Maya Angelou Terminal care is considered medical and nursing care for patients in the terminal stage of an illness.  There are various types of illnesses that qualify...
Life & Death Planning… a Loving Thing to Do!

Life & Death Planning… a Loving Thing to Do!

“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”  ―Ernest Hemingway It does ring true… how we live and how we die are the things that distinguish us from one another.   Our end of life...
Words of Encouragement or Words That Hurt

Words of Encouragement or Words That Hurt

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller Human Language 101:  More than Words. Helen Keller knew very few words when she lost her sight and hearing at only nineteen months old....