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End of Life Discussion with Children
May10

End of Life Discussion with Children

If you are a caregiver who has been caring for your elderly parents in the later half of their life, they may have been spending extra time in your house. For you, caregiving may have reached the point of figuring out end of life care options. You are also figuring out paperwork and getting things in order. And, while it may be sad or difficult to discuss, death is a natural occurrence. Knowing how to talk about it, especially with...

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Writing a Will: Planning, Execution, and What Follows
Feb17

Writing a Will: Planning, Execution, and What Follows

End-of-life planning and care is a difficult matter to handle. It can be exceptionally difficult to talk about one’s death or bring up uncomfortable thoughts about the security and affairs of an ill love-one. Planning for and writing a will is exceedingly difficult, but it is one aspect of dying everyone should research carefully and plan ahead for. Before Writing a Will Account for all of your assets. Writing a will is a lengthy...

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Physician-Assisted Death | Lifting the Stigma
Jan12

Physician-Assisted Death | Lifting the Stigma

South Africa’s former Anglican archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Desmond Tutu, recently celebrated his 85th birthday and had an interesting message: Legalize the option of a physician-assisted death. Although he has formally retired from public life, Tutu is still considered by many to represent the moral conscience of South Africa for his fight against apartheid. Coming from a religious elder, many were shocked by...

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Caring, not Curing: End-of-Life and Hospice Care
Jun18

Caring, not Curing: End-of-Life and Hospice Care

Planning for end-of-life care can be difficult. Few are comfortable talking about one’s own demise, or that of a loved one. It is natural to feel a sense of loss or sadness. But, by determining what end-of-life care is best for your loved one while they are still healthy, you can make the right choice when the time comes. End-of-life care End-of-life care is a term used to describe the special support and attention given during the...

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