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Children’s bereavement and a recent poll of grieving kids

April 3, 2012 by

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On Saturday, March 31st I appeared on Good Day Street Talk with two families from my center, Good Grief. The segment demonstrates how two kids grieving the death of their dads approach grief differently. From a mom who had a heart attack at the wake and was unable to support her three children as they […]

Why It’s Hard to Let Go

February 21, 2012 by

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In the Washington Post, Dr. Craig Bowron explores some of the reasons families find it hard to let go of their loved ones, particularly when they’re under medical care for chronic conditions: For most of us living with sidewalks and street lamps, death has become a rarely witnessed, foreign event. The most up-close death my […]

A new generation of palliative care doctors

February 13, 2012 by

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From the San Jose Mercury News, a story about a more-defined path to palliative care practice, which is resulting in increasing numbers of young doctors working with patients near the end of life: Doctors have been informally practicing palliative medicine for decades, managing patients’ pain and symptoms alongside curative treatments for disease, and starting difficult […]

Veterans at the End of Life

February 10, 2012 by

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Alarming statistics about the number of American veterans facing tough end of life decisions, and one hospice doing its best to help: A quarter of Americans facing the end of life today are veterans, and they often experience specific challenges related to their military service. Delaware Hospice is emerging as a national leader in helping […]