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Pet Therapy in End of Life Care

Guest post from Senior Advice

For all families, the anticipation of losing a loved one to death from an illness or old age is a sad and often stressful time. The process is also stressful for the patient but the presence of animals, their own pet or a trained therapy animal, can have a measured and profound impact on a dying patient’s sense of well-being.

Having their own pet around is helpful, bringing unconditional affection, a soothing sense

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Providing “Good Deaths” in Malawi: Malawi’s First (and Only) Hospice

In the late 1990s nurse, Lucy Finch, traveled to her native country of Malawi to care for her sister who was dying from aids. As Finch sat at her sister’s bedside late one night she heard the harrowing screams of a young soldier in the next room – as the proper drugs or care could not be provided by the hospital to alleviate his agonizing pain. This moment sparked a fire in Finch as she vowed to return to Malawi and create a place

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NYTimes Book Review: ‘On Living’

The new book ‘On Living’ offers insight into the world of hospice care and end-of-life issues through the eyes of Hospice Chaplin, Kerry Egan. Egan weaves together personal reflection, witty observations and stories from her patients in this unique look at an often taboo topic.

““If there is any great difference between the people who know they are dying and the rest of us, it’s this: They know they’re running out of

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