Friday, February 26, 2021

Caregiving, Hospice & Grief, February 21 - February 27, 2021

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

Our national sorrow needs to be recognized and expressed. Art can help us. The collective grief we must face « The Hill 

Spearheading research that examines the death experience from the perspective of the patient, Dr. Kerr has uncovered previously unrecognized aspects of the dying process, including vivid dreams that feature the patient’s deceased loved ones. Hospice CEO Christopher Kerr Seeks New Understanding of the Dying Process « Hospice News

Research suggests that simply giving seriously ill patients information about these kinds of experiences, regardless of whether they have had one, can decrease their fear of death and enhance comfort. It can also bring peace to those facing the challenges of bereavement. It's Time We Started Talking Openly About Near-Death Experiences and After Death Communication « GeriPal

Unfortunately when we are grieving, we are especially raw and vulnerable, and the insensitivity of those around us can add to the unbearable pain and isolation we may be feeling already. In Grief: When Nobody Seems to Understand « Grief Healing 

While the rising death and illnesses associated with COVID-19 can weigh heavily on people, the loss of daily routines, personal connections and expectations of safety have triggered something called collective grief. Collectively, we're grieving far more than COVID-19 deaths, say experts « CBC Radio

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