Category Archives: Considerations

Some Folks

Some folks are just not ready to move in to hospice theory of care.  There is a dilemma in their thought process, perhaps it is just plain old grief, that prevents them from seeing the beauty and the help that … Continue reading

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Will to Live

How in the world can a human being have an insatiable desire to live when in the midst of horrendous disease processes?  The supernatural drive to press through limitations, pain, fatigue and humility is amazing to observe. Watching the families who … Continue reading

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Visitors

During the end of life, it is not unusual for the dying person to have what most people call visitors. People or pets that are visible to them, but not to anyone else. At first I had to rearrange my … Continue reading

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Surprises

Life will always include curve balls, events that change our direction or place us in to a crisis of some kind.  People who are experiencing end of life, are always in this phase. The surprises they face are many, both positive … Continue reading

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What is Dignity?

Taking care of people at the end of their life includes protecting their dignity (worth.)  Disease processes can bring humility to a new level and protecting their worth or dignity is crucial. What does that look like?  How do you convince … Continue reading

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Pet Therapy

I have been gone from my pet (Judah) for many days this past week.  My first real night with him was very special and I thought a lot about clients at the end of their life. There was this deep … Continue reading

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New View

My location has changed for today, I am looking at life from the ocean at Cocoa Beach Florida.  Activity and sounds of life on the coast stir new views on life. There’s a rest, is that from sounds of waves and realizing … Continue reading

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