Are you the family member everyone looks to when times get tough? Are you who your friends call when they need a supportive ear? Are you in touch with everyone else’s needs, but kinda clueless about your own? Guilty?
Great article for the caregivers when death, tragedy or sadness strikes a family. This article helps one balance between one’s own needs and the needs of others. Boundaries but still giving for one’s own self care
Grief is a natural reaction to loss but it also has evolutionary and scientific purposes in our social interaction with others as well as our own mental and physical recovery during the period of adjustment
It is timely and commendable for TODAY to draw attention to the last taboo in our nation (“As population ages, more are confronting the last taboo”; May 30).
The fear of death blinds many of us to many opportunities to find love, joy and peace in the face of suffering.
A very big issue that sometimes go unnoticed as parents are going through a divorce is the child and his or her grief. The parents are so into legal issues and personal revenge that sometimes grieving of a child can go untreated
If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone say they like ambiguity, I’d be pretty broke. Studies show that making ambiguous decisions (based on little or conflicting evidence) actually activates areas of the brain associated with processing fear and emotion; thus proving that fear of the unknown is more than just an ominous …
Good article reminding us that grief while a empirical study based upon group studies of people and how they socially and emotionally react to loss, is still nonetheless a very individual experience. To completely classify it, while important, still can be disastrous when dealing with an individual.
End of life care. Also please review our bereavement counseling training programThe article, “The Difference Between Dying Well and Dying Badly”, by Matthew Weinstock states
“My father-in-law is dying. While his physician has known this for a while, the two have yet to engage in a meaningful conversation about end-of-life care. Their situation is not unique, but it can be rectified.”
American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight:
Excellent Article! The author is correct, there is little “talk” around end of life care and issues. We would think that with the Patient Self-Determination act in place..long ago, that we would have transcended our fears of discussing death and dying with patients. We have a long way to go. If you have an interest in grief counseling, view us on the web: http://www.aihcp.org/aagc.htm
If you are interested in bereavement counseling training, then please review the program. Th program consists of core courses. After completion of the core courses, qualified professionals are eligible for certification. Certification lasts three years and is renewed after that period.
If you are qualified, then consider taking these courses and becoming certified. As a certified professional, you can better help yourself academically and professionally and also help others in need.
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