Natural Transitions. Military experiences often change veterans in fundamental ways that shape, mold, destroy, and redeem the rest of their lives, including the end of their lives.
Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. Education is needed to inform those working in home and non-VA facilities to help understand the special needs of veterans at end of life.
Liv Fun. Vol.5 (1). Unfaithful. Have you cheated your “self” out of the real experience of growing older?
American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. Vol. 23 (3). The Threshold of Death: Fertile Ground for Healing. Dying people are fertile ground for healing. With some guidance, this patient healed his bitterness, expressing love and gratitude.
Healing Ministry. Vol.12 (4). Pride and Prejudice Transformed. Helping patients ‘die healed’ sometimes involves tricky confrontation with their racism.
zLiving With Grief-Aging America. HFA.If aging is a poison, is it possible it might be a healing poison? This potential reality requires changing our relationship to the numerous, multi-dimensional losses incurred throughout the aging process.
American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. Vol. 22 (3). Defibrillator De-Activation: Technologies pose many ethical decisions at the end of life – ethical guidelines are often not provided when the technology emerges.
An interdisciplinary team approach at the patient’s bedside in collaboration with the family. A time to listen and understand the special concerns of the patient and family.
American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care Medicine. Vol. 23 (4). Angels and Atheists: Providing spiritual care to atheists requires a little love and “meeting them where they are.”