Tagged: death education

shadowhands

Time with a Dead Body

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Death can be surprising, unexpected, and shocking. Even when death is anticipated our reaction to it can be overwhelming. I’m offering for you to consider the idea of spending some time with your loved one after they have died. Our modern culture has sterilized the entire dying process and made what used to be quite […]

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Talking About Death and Dying

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I find that two things happen when I tell people I’m a widow, those same two things happen when they find out I’m a hospice nurse. Either they come closer to share their own story about death and dying or they pull away. Really, it’s more like running away! However, for those that do stay […]

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When is it Time for Hospice?

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A four minute intro to when and why in a general voice someone might be ready for hospice. Increasing debility, failure to thrive, end stage disease, organ failure, disease process that is no longer responding to treatment. Let the patient and their body guide you and honor their unique process. Talk to your physician about […]

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Death Rally

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Death Rally A brief description of what can sometimes happen in the last days of someone’s life. The death rally is a surge of energy that can come on quite strongly and be completely surprising to both the dying patient and the people who are present to witness this unique phenomenon. It may last hours […]

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