Jan 27, 2017
Communication requires someone sending a message and someone receiving the message. We need to do both well.
Listening, however, has become a lost art. It requires skill, and practice, and patience. In this Five for Friday episode Helen & Jerry share some basic tips on how to practice the art of listening.
Jan 20, 2017
The conversations that occur in hospice can sometimes be difficult and hard.
It's our job to do this the best way we can, with as much compassion as possible.
He's not breathing.
You need to call the family.
She's passed away.
Speaking hard truths about death with gentleness can be
In hospice, we find...
Jan 13, 2017
When patients who are dying are
asked to discuss their lives, the discussion doesn't usually
include how much money they earned. People who are dying
don't usually talk about the big promotions at work or the
retirement fund they built over the years.
They talk about their experiences. They talk about what...
Jan 6, 2017
People talk a lot about New Year’s Resolutions at this time of year. We make lists of things we want to change about ourselves. List of habits that we want to start.
It’s a lot harder to actually make those things happen, and then to make them stick.
For 2017, we here at The Heart of Hospice decided to try...
Jan 1, 2017
We all have our comfort zones that we like. We also have those areas where we feel out of our element. What's extremely difficult is when we feel out of our element in our own home.
This episode will discuss the struggles that hospice professionals, patients, and families encounter when hospice enters the home....