Talking about death is important. It is not gruesome or unhealthy to do but in fact a good reality a check and a way to express ideas and feelings when it is not too late
The article, A Talk About Death Can Be The Most Meaningful Conversation Of Your Life, by Shannon Burberry states,
“I recently participated in a roundtable discussion about death, dying and funerals (you can view the video here) and I was surprised at how reluctant we are to discuss this very important — and natural — topic with the ones we love. The women who participated are very open-minded and, as someone who is entrenched in end-of-life decisions every day, I was genuinely shocked that many hadn’t yet considered what they would like for their own end-of-life celebration.”
Respecting grief in the workplace can be a challenging thing for the employer as well as among fellow employees. This article looks at some of these issues
The article, How To Respect The Grieving Process In A Diverse Workplace, by Gloria Horsley states
“When we say that everyone grieves their own way, our cultural background is part of why we see and feel it so differently. There are different responses, emotions and coping strategies. Various cultures have rites and rituals that have been passed down for centuries that are specific to the funeral and mourning process.”
Good article about knowing when to find help if grief lingers too long.
The article, “4 Signs You Should Get Help For Your Grief” by Dina Gachman states,
“In Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and FindingJoy, she writes about persevering after unimaginable grief, saying, “We plant the seeds of resilience in the ways we process negative events.” That may be true, but everyone processes loss differently, and coping in a healthy way isn’t always easy.”
Great article on grief and introverts. In helping people deal with grief it is helpful to know what type of person they are. This will tell us a great deal about who they are and how they may react to grief. Introverts have special needs. Certified grief counselors need to know how to help them.
The article, “Introverts And Grief” by Mark Liebenow states,
“I am really screwed now. My wife Evelyn has just died, and she was the one person I would trust to help me with grief. I’m not likely to share my emotions with anyone else, yet I know that if I don’t, I am going to be in big trouble.”
It is sometimes hard to know what to say to the grieving and what they need to hear. This article is about understanding their needs and helping them through this difficult time with the right words.
The article, 4 Things People Who Are Grieving Want You To Know The process is not one size fits all. by Carla Herreria states
“Whether it’s triggered by a tragic event or the loss of a loved one, grief is a part of the human experience that we will all have to endure.But however universal that haunting sadness is, grieving is an isolating, complicated process that can be very difficult to understand. That’s why it can be helpful to be armed with as much information as possible to help you or someone you love carry on through trying times.”
End of Life decisions are best made well before the final moments. Health care professionals who are better equipped with knowledge in handling these situations can serve the entirety of their patients better. The needs of the patient and suggestions of the caregiver should be an open mutual forum between each other and the suggestions of other family members. Communication is the key.
The article, “Give patients end-of-life options”, by Joan M. Teno states
“The urban dictionary defines “cheech” as a verb used among physicians in training that refers to the act of ordering every conceivable radiological and laboratory test for a patient, often to diagnose a condition that once diagnosed is untreatable. Thirty years ago, the macabre joke during my three-month stint as an intern in the medical ICU was first cheech, then death.”
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