Pastoral Thanatology Training Article on Helping the Dying

Good article on a doctor’s bedside manner and how all physicians should be trained in pastoral care.  Doctors, as well as nurses, need to have the empathy and understanding to help others face death.  Too many times, healthcare professionals are too sterile in their demeanor with the dying.

Compassion and understanding is important in helping the dying. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Training
Compassion and understanding is important in helping the dying. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Training

The article, “A chance encounter with a sand painting helped me learn how to doctor patients I knew I would lose” Sunita Puri, M.D. states,

“As a palliative care doctor, I spend much of my time face-to-face with pain and suffering, debilitating disease and death. When I began my training, I thought I was comfortable with the idea of mortality, and with the notion that fighting death at all costs wasn’t the sole purpose of medicine. But I hadn’t expected that the type of medicine I’d chosen to practice would require a strength and perspective that medical training hadn’t offered.”

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Pastoral Thanatology Training Article on Facing Death

Article about those who are facing death due to heart conditions and the little guidance they receive before death.  Individuals facing death need counseling so as to be better equipped to face it during their final days.

Facing death can be difficult. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Training
Facing death can be difficult. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology Training

The article, For Patients With Heart Failure, Little Guidance as Death Nears, by Gina Kolata states,

“Ricky Hurst’s doctors told him last year that there was nothing more they could do. His heart was failing and he should get his affairs in order. The end was coming.”

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Pastoral Thanatology Training Article on Myths About Hospice

Great article that lists myths and misconceptions about hospice.  Hospice is a critical part of care for the dying and is important for many people to have the comfort they need in meeting the afterlife.

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There are many myths about hospice. Please also review our pastoral thanatalogy training

The article,”hospice-common-myths-and-misconceptions-busted” by Becky Jenniges, states

“Welcome to the first in a series of articles that exposes common myths and misconceptions surrounding hospice care. The goal of this series is to set the record straight by addressing these myths with honesty and integrity.”

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Planning for end-of-life and palliative care among African-Americans

Meeting the end of life care for diverse groups is always key in good end of life care.  Please review our pastoral thanatology training
Meeting the end of life care for diverse groups is always key in good end of life care. Please review our pastoral thanatology training

A new model developed to examine the relationship between factors that impact how African-Americans approach advance care planning (ACP) reveals how little is known about improving ACP in this population and points to new approaches to improve care and quality of life. The model is described in an article published in the special issue ‘Palliative and End-of-Life Care for African-Americans’ of Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.eurekalert.org

Good article about end of life care within the African American Community

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New Medicare Rule Authorizes ‘End-of-Life’ Consultations

 

Good article on how doctors must discus end of life care options with medicare.  If you would like to learn more then review our Pastoral Thanatology training
Good article on how doctors must discus end of life care options with medicare. If you would like to learn more then review our Pastoral Thanatology training

The Obama administration’s announcement touched off none of the rancor over “death panels” that came up during debate on the Affordable Care Act in 2009.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nytimes.com

A good article about how Medicare now authorizes doctors to consult about end of life care.  This is a big step for better death and preparation of the dying.

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Medicare Expanding Access to Hospice Care

Hospice is being covered by Medicare to help those in need.  Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology training
Hospice is being covered by Medicare to help those in need. Please also review our Pastoral Thanatology training

The federal government is announcing the expansion of a pilot project that paves the way for Medicare beneficiaries to use hospice services while still getting treatments that aim for a cure.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.wsj.com

Very good news for patients who wish to still fight for a cure and also have the treatment of hospice.  This bill will allow medicare to cover both curative procedures and allow patients the dignity hospice care.

This is a huge win for all terminally ill patients or the elderly

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Dying patients’ choices not always aligned to caregivers’

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An illuminating study compares the willingness of stage IV cancer patients, and their caregivers; to pay to extend their lives by one year against that of other end-of-life improvements.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com

The compromising question of the value for the buck comes into play with terminally ill patients and extraordinary measures of prolonging life.

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