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Hospice & End of Life

  • Coping With Watching a Loved One Die How does watching someone die affect you? The trauma of watching someone die can be quite debilitating for one’s mental health. Most people are familiar with Elisabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler’s five stages of grief : denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and ... Continue Reading
  • Gurgling at End of Life: What Does the "Death Rattle" Sound Like? Preparing for the end of life can involve a range of emotions but it can also involve unusual ailments. This includes gurgling at the end of life. This sound is commonly referred to as the “death rattle.” But what does the death rattle sound like? Is it the death rattle or ... Continue Reading
  • What is a Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR)? Resuscitating a loved one from death may seem like an easy decision on paper but when they are chronically ill, it could pose more harm than good. That’s when getting a DNR is a more viable option. But why sign a DNR? When can you sign a DNR? What is do not resuscitate ... Continue Reading
  • Signs of the Elderly Giving Up on Life Watching an elderly loved one let go of life is one of the most difficult things we ever have to do. Whether it is a beloved parent, grandparent, relative, or friend, no one is ready to face the emotions that emerge when a loved one is dying. What can we do to help our loved ... Continue Reading
  • What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care? When you or a loved one receive a diagnosis of a serious or life-threatening illness, you may find yourself lost in the maze of information you receive from your medical team. The terms Palliative Care and Hospice Care will probably be mentioned as you look at treatment ... Continue Reading
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