There is much to learn about life from the elderly. In their dying days they can also teach us how to reflect on life and live it to the fullest. In many ways we can help them and they can help teach us. In Pastoral Care, those who help the dying can help and learn.
The article, “Lessons on Living From My 106-Year-Old Aunt Doris” by Barry Eisenberg discusses how much we can learn in our care of the elderly. She states,
“I have been involved in health care for my entire professional life, as a hospital executive, consultant and professor of health care management. But the time spent with my aunt at the end of her life taught me more about living and dying than all my experience had prepared me for.”
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