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Apr 3, 2020

In these days of social distancing and self isolation, Helen and Jerry start out this episode playing The Death Deck, because we know that humor can reduce fear and boost our moods.  Then we get down to business introducing you to Susan Ducharme Hoben.

Through her website, articles, and book, Susan offers some great...


Apr 1, 2020

It was our great privilege to partner with Paul Denniston, the creator of Grief Yoga.  Paul has taught the practice of Grief Yoga to “therapists, counselors and health care professionals around the world and teaches workshops around the US.” 

Using combined techniques from Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini Yoga,...


Mar 27, 2020

We’re talking about dying today - no surprise there. But what’s the best place to die? Hospice professionals will tell you that a “good death” doesn’t occur in the hospital.

If the hospice interdisciplinary team doesn’t consider where the patient would like to die, it’s not really respecting the rights of...


Mar 20, 2020

Even the most skilled and experienced practitioners can find areas where improvements can be made.  Finding someone who can provide objective observation and constructive feedback can be a great way to increase the quality of the care you provide. 

There are frequent changes to regulations and evidence-based best...


Mar 15, 2020

A Do Not Resuscitate order is one of the most confusing and misunderstood parts of end of life care.  What do you need to know about DNR orders if you’re a hospice patient, or a family member who makes decisions for a loved one?

Jerry and Helen do some “myth busting” about what CPR is really like, and how...