Sunday, November 1, 2020

Caregiving, Hospice & Grief, October 25 - October 31, 2020

Best selections from Grief Healing's Twitter stream this week:

Advance care planning (ACP) is an ongoing conversation that involves shared decision making to clarify and document – through an advance directive – an individual’s wishes, preferences, and goals regarding future medical care. This comprehensive process is critically important to ensuring patients receive the medical care they want in the event they lose the capacity to make their own decisions.  19 Evidence-Based Benefits of Advance Care Planning « Advance Care Planning (ACP) Decisions

 Dear Barbara, there's a phenomenon I see every so often when I'm doing hospice care. A close family member, a spouse, parent, or child, will totally back away from the dying process, sometimes to the extreme of not being with the patient at all. Then, when it's all over, they totally fall apart. The situation becomes all about their grief and loss. How would you deal with this?  Distancing From The Dying « BK Books 

Grief is the hidden force that can sabotage your organization from top to bottom, sapping everyone’s energy, and damaging their health and well-being. Handling unresolved grief is a vital leadership skill. Do not underestimate the impact of hidden grief in the workplace « Quartz at Work

While it may not feel like it at the time, there is a positive side to experiencing grief. Grief can bring about positive transformation. The Positive Side of Grief « Alive in Memory 

While I felt very lucky to have the gift of time to say goodbye over a long period, it was quite a struggle to manage my grief and pain day by day.   Voices of Experience: The Gift of Goodbye « Grief Healing 

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