There is no normal or right way to process grief. The experience is not the same for everyone or in every situation. Experts describe a variety of types of grief and provide helpful resources to look to for support.
CPR is violent. It can and does save lives, but it also can and does cause injury. For older adults with bones that break more easily and systems that are on the whole more sensitive to harm, it is important to weigh the potential benefit of giving them CPR against the potential harm.
There's a good chance that you are not aware that End-of-Life Doulas exist. They do. And they can offer a great deal of comfort to those approaching the end of their life and their caregivers.
This article tells an important story about end of life care. We generally think the job of caring for someone is to do everything we can to preserve their life as long as possible. When we are talking about the end of a person's life, the end is eventually inevitable. Hospice and paliative care provide care that focuses on preserving someone's quality of life, rather than the length of it.
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It is common among people facing the eventual death of a loved one or their own death. Most people expect to feel grief after a death but fewer are familiar with grief that shows up before a life ends.
Virginia Chang, Ph.D., is a certified end-of-life doula and this is her first hand description of what she, and others in her field, do.
What exactly is a "Death Doula" (also, called an "End-of-Life Doula" which I find a little more comforting myself)? They are guides leading you through the transition from life to death.
Grief is a process and it takes time. This article takes a deep look at the mechanics of grief and can help you understand a bit about what you and your loved ones may be going through.
Arthur C. Brooks argues that thinking about your own death may actually be the key to happiness.
If you are not familiar with these terms, please read this article. Palliative Care and Hospice Care are two end of life care designations that provide different services for different goals at different stages of life. Knowing about both with help you provide your loved one with the care best suited for them and their wishes.
Contributors for Forbes Health dive into the concept of anticipatory grief: who experiences this, how does it manifest, and what can you do about it?