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Everyone Dies (Every1Dies)
Psychedelic Drugs and Dying: Embracing the Gift of Life

Everyone Dies (Every1Dies)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2023 45:04


The staff at Everyone Dies is taking a much-needed break this December, so we will be re-publishing some of our greatest hits with updated topical information as an introduction. This week we talk about the use of psychedelic drugs from the perspective of the scientist who legitimized the study of these drugs at Johns Hopkins University.In this Episode:00:00 – Dr. Roland Griffiths on his psychedelic inquiry with terminal cancer06:35 – Intro (Episode is a re-run from S3E28)10:38 – Five Little-Known Facts about Psychedelics17:18 – Entheogens and Psychedelics39:39 – Willie Nelson – "Dusty Bottles"42:54 – OutroFollow us on Facebook | Instagram | Email us at mail@every1dies.orgClick on this link to Rate and Review our podcast!

Focus on the Family Daily
Understanding God's Plan for the End of Life

Focus on the Family Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 26:41


Our lives have value until the very end. Joni Eareckson Tada powerfully shares what she's learned about joy in the midst of chronic pain and suffering, and how no one can determine either the quantity or the quality of your life, except God.

RNZ: Nine To Noon
End-of-life doctors warning over critical morphine stock

RNZ: Nine To Noon

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 18:55


Palliative care doctors are warning of a difficult five months ahead as stocks of the most used liquid morphine run out. 

Ask A Death Doula
THIS is what happens when end of life wishes are NOT clearly defined.

Ask A Death Doula

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 58:08


The importance of Advance Directives: A discussion with Sylvia Cohen Can you imagine the emotional turmoil and familial discord that arises when end-of-life wishes are not clearly defined? Get ready to walk in the shoes of Sylvia Cohen as she courageously recounts her personal journey surrounding end-of-life care and the profound impact it had on her family. An enlightening chat about the cultural complexities within a multicultural family in a medical setting awaits you, emphasizing the importance of understanding and respecting different beliefs and customs. Sylvia also shares her mother's experience with hospice care, highlighting the significance of maintaining a certain quality of life.   As the conversation progresses, Sylvia's journey towards becoming a death doula unfolds. Discover how a death doula can provide invaluable guidance and support during the end-of-life journey, and the critical role of having an advanced directive and 'five wishes' in place. Sylvia's insights on legacy planning and advanced directives advocate for the importance of these topics in end-of-life care discussions. Her story is a testament to the importance of preparedness and fostering a supportive environment during such challenging times.   Finally, we address the topic of legacy planning and advanced directives. Sylvia underscores the need to consider the character traits and abilities of your children when assigning a medical proxy. The conversation stresses the necessity of creating an advanced directive and how it can be a significant gift for both the individual and their loved ones. Sylvia also highlights the importance of crafting a legacy box, revealing how it can serve as a meaningful method of passing on love and education to future generations. Tune in to gain insights from her experiences and join her mission to improve end-of-life care and support for others.   We dive in to: (00:02) Improving End-of-Life Care and Support (09:59) Navigating End-of-Life Decisions and Cultural Sensitivities (16:24) Hospice Care and Quality of Life (32:42) Challenges With Hospice Care and Communication (45:08) Death Doula's Role (50:50) Legacy Planning and Advanced Directives   We want to hear from you!!! If you found this podcast helpful, Please Rate, Review, & Follow so we can reach more people.   Links mentioned in this episode: Doulagivers Institute   80-90% of a positive end of life depends on these two things: Knowing the basic skills on how to care for someone at the end of life and planning ahead - and BOTH Doulagivers Institute is giving you for FREE! Access them Below! Making your wishes known is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your loved ones. Download The Doulagivers 9 Choice Advance Directive now! It's FREE! The Doulagivers Level 1 End of Life Family Caregiver Training AVAILABLE NOW ON DEMAND! Listen Now (edited)  INTERESTED IN BECOMING A CERTIFIED DEATH DOULA? JOIN the FREE Death Doula Discovery Webinar on December 14th at 7pm ET Click Here!   More about what we do at Doulagivers Institute - Click here!    

The Heart of Hospice
The Hidden Value of Chaplains at End of Life

The Heart of Hospice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2023 55:20


Chaplain Wes Moldogo is an advocate for integrating spiritual care into the care of patients, service members, and their families.  As a chaplain for the military as well as hospital and hospice patients, Wes educates about the value chaplains bring to the care of people with life-limiting illnesses.  1 in 4 Medicare hospice patients is a US military veteran.  That's 25% of the patients who utilize the Medicare benefit to pay for their hospice care.  Wes learned early how powerful listening can be, and how listening can be used to support people dealing with illness as well as their caregivers.   Wes educates about the differences between pastoral ministry and spiritual counseling (chaplaincy).  So many misconceptions surround the work of a chaplain, even inside the hospice industry itself.  Grief support, spiritual counseling, and bereavement support are all part of what a chaplain does.  Chaplains support the personal faith beliefs and spirituality of the patient and the caregiver, even if those beliefs are different from what the chaplain believes.  Chaplains can support any faith or spiritual belief system. Adequate education is vital to ensuring that chaplains are providing care that focuses on the patient's beliefs, and not the chaplain's beliefs.  Board certification and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) are critical to the success of a chaplain. If you're interested in education in Chaplaincy, visit the Spiritual Care Association website or the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.   Visit internationaldoulalifemovement.com to learn more about doulas, or connect with others who are doing death doula work.   Register for IDLM's FREE 2024 Birthday Bash Jan. 8 - 12, 2024 here.  If you're interested in becoming a certified death doula through IDLM, click here. Access all the courses that IDLM provides here. See all the events that IDLM is offering by clicking here.  Get your set of Death Deck cards here! Purchase the End of Life Deck for use with people with serious or terminal illness here.  Find The Death Deck on social media:     Facebook   Twitter (X)   Instagram Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice at The Heart of Hospice Podcast (theheartofhospice.com)  Book podcast host Helen Bauer to speak at your event or conference by sending an email to helen@theheartofhospice.com.  Follow The Heart of Hospice on Facebook,  Instagram, and LinkedIn.  Connect with The Heart of Hospice podcast on The Whole Care Network, along with a host of other caregiving podcasts by clicking here.      

NHPCO Podcast
Season 2, Ep. 6: Honoring Veterans at the End of Life

NHPCO Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 30:48


November is recognized annually as National Veterans and Military Families Month. On today's episode, Madison sits down with Katherine Kemp, NHPCO's Senior Director of Veteran Services and NHPCO member, Shannon Pointer, to discuss the mission of the We Honor Veterans program, the many ways in which hospice providers can recognize local vets in their communities, and the importance of thanking both Veterans and their families for their sacrifice and service. 

Catholic Connection
A Catholic Neurosurgeon's Guide to the End of Life

Catholic Connection

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 60:00


Dr. Stephen Doran is the author of “To Die Well: A Catholic Neurosurgeon's Guide to the End of Life.” Chris Faddis reflects on 30 years of RFRA. Gail Buckley Barringer has our Bible verse of the week.

Protect Your Assets
7 Financial Questions to Ask Your Parents About Their End-of-Life Plans

Protect Your Assets

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 41:41


In this insightful episode of Protect Your Assets, The Sandman discusses a topic that many find challenging yet essential: talking about finances and long-term care plans with independent parents. This episode will help equip you with the tools and strategies to initiate this dialogue with sensitivity and respect, ensuring you don't come across as greedy or intrusive, yet are not caught off-guard by future responsibilities. Listen as The Sandman explores the nuances of this delicate subject, offering guidance and support to make these discussions as smooth and constructive as possible.  You can send your questions to questions@pyaradio.com for a chance to be answered on air.   Catch up on past episodes: http://pyaradio.com     Liberty Group website: https://libertygroupllc.com/    Attend an event: www.pyaevents.com   Schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation: https://calendly.com/libertygroupllc/scheduleacall/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

KNBR Podcast
7 Financial Questions to Ask Your Parents About Their End-of-Life Plans

KNBR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 41:41


In this insightful episode of Protect Your Assets, The Sandman discusses a topic that many find challenging yet essential: talking about finances and long-term care plans with independent parents. This episode will help equip you with the tools and strategies to initiate this dialogue with sensitivity and respect, ensuring you don't come across as greedy or intrusive, yet are not caught off-guard by future responsibilities. Listen as The Sandman explores the nuances of this delicate subject, offering guidance and support to make these discussions as smooth and constructive as possible.  You can send your questions to questions@pyaradio.com for a chance to be answered on air.   Catch up on past episodes: http://pyaradio.com     Liberty Group website: https://libertygroupllc.com/    Attend an event: www.pyaevents.com   Schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation: https://calendly.com/libertygroupllc/scheduleacall/  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Heart of Hospice
Death Doulas are Expert Guides at End of Life

The Heart of Hospice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2023 61:50


Death Doula Jill McClennen helps clients transform their fear of death and dying while they work to live life fully, eventually dying with a feeling of closure. Whether it's advance care plan conversations or supporting family members when a loved one is actively dying, death doulas provide expert guidance.   Jill McClennen is a certified death doula, a non-medical professional specially trained to provide holistic care for individuals in their final stages of life. She offers comprehensive support, preparation, and deep soul healing to her clients and their families, whether in person or through virtual sessions, as she works as a death doula and end-of-life coach. Jill's journey into the world of death doula work began when she moved back to New Jersey from California to care for her 90-year-old grandmother during her final days. Faced with the challenges of her grandmother's impending passing, she felt confused and overwhelmed. She didn't know what to expect, and the process was unfamiliar to her. Today, Jill assists families in similar situations, helping them navigate the end-of-life journey with compassion and understanding. In her virtual practice, Jill helps people prepare themselves and their loved ones for the end of life, offering guidance and emotional support, regardless of physical distance. In addition to her role as a death doula, Jill is a trauma-sensitive yoga instructor. She also incorporates reiki and shamanic healing techniques to help clients address their fears surrounding death, cope with the dying process, and navigate their grief. Jill is also the host of the "Seeing Death Clearly" podcast, available on all major podcast platforms. Through her podcast, she talks with guests and they share valuable insights and stories related to end-of-life matters, further extending her mission to promote understanding and compassion about this important stage of life. Check out the Seeing Death Clearly podcast on your favorite podcast platform or at endoflifeclarity.com.  Find all of Jill's services at endoflifeclarity.com. Connect with Jill on social media:    Facebook Instagram Get your set of Death Deck cards here! Purchase the End of Life Deck for use with people with serious or terminal illness here.  Find The Death Deck on social media:     Facebook   Twitter (X)   Instagram Visit internationaldoulalifemovement.com to learn more about doulas, or connect with others who are doing death doula work.   Register for IDLM's FREE 2024 Birthday Bash Jan. 8 - 12, 2024 here.  If you're interested in becoming a certified death doula through IDLM, click here. Access all the courses that IDLM provides here. See all the events that IDLM is offering by clicking here.  Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice at The Heart of Hospice Podcast (theheartofhospice.com)  Book podcast host Helen Bauer to speak at your event or conference by sending an email to helen@theheartofhospice.com.  Follow The Heart of Hospice on Facebook,  Instagram, and LinkedIn.  Connect with The Heart of Hospice podcast on The Whole Care Network, along with a host of other caregiving podcasts by clicking here.

Spotlight on Care: Alzheimer's Caregiving
Why you should start early with end of life wishes and details.

Spotlight on Care: Alzheimer's Caregiving

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 31:50


Susan Papiri, Community Relations Director for Dignity Memorial. She discusses involving loved ones earlier regarding their wishes, preferences and religious traditions. These conversations can give honor to their legacy and reduce family stress. If you are in the Orange County/San Diego area and wish to learn more about services offered, you can call their toll-free number at (949)-622-7171

It's Not What It Seems with Doug Vigliotti
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying | Bronnie Ware

It's Not What It Seems with Doug Vigliotti

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2023 12:25


In this episode of Books for Men, Douglas Vigliotti discusses a book called The Top Five Regrets of Dying by Bronnie Ware. The book is based on Ware's experiences as a former palliative care nurse and explores the top five regrets expressed by people on their deathbeds. Douglas highlights the importance of living a life true to oneself, not working too hard, expressing feelings, staying in touch with friends, and allowing oneself to be happier. He also mentions the influence of Eastern philosophy and the Law of Impermanence. The episode concludes with a call to support the podcast and connect with Douglas on Instagram @douglasvigliotti.If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the podcast. Any of the three things below will help provide awareness for the initiative—inspiring (more) men to read and bringing together men who do. (Ladies, of course, you're always welcome!)Share with a friend or on social mediaSubscribe or follow on your favorite podcast platformLeave a rating or reviewVisit BooksforMen.org to sign up for the Books for Men newsletter, a monthly round-up of every episode with full book and author info, all the best quotes, and newsletter-only book recommendations!

While We're Still Here
Am I a Hypocrite?

While We're Still Here

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2023 5:04


I wouldn't call myself a hypocrite if you asked me, but something happened today to make me realize, I just might be a hypocrite. I bring you this episode, unplanned, based on events of the morning. Listen and read my blog: https://whilewerestillhere.com and https://grimtea.comReach me at kathy@whilewerestillhere.comStarting with Episode 56, the episode music was added. It was composed, produced and provided by Kyle Bray specifically for this show.The logo artwork was provided by Maddie's Plush Pouch.

Everyone Dies (Every1Dies)
How to Talk About End of Life with Someone That Has an Intellectual or Learning Disability

Everyone Dies (Every1Dies)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2023 35:57


We explore the health disparities and what you can do to help for those with a learning disability, especially related to palliative and end of life care.This week we are exploring the topic of having and terminal illness and how to get the information needed if you have a learning disability. Having a learning disability, or even several disabilities, isn't related to intelligence. It just means that the person's brain works differently from others. Be sure to see the resource links in show notes.People with intellectual and learning disabilities are now living significantly longer than in previous generations. They not only face the same age-related health and social care needs as anyone, but they also have specific challenges due to their learning disability. They may also be left out of important activities such as a loved one's funeral. Learn more about the challenges and how to support those with intellectual/learning disabilities, especially surrounding death and the end of life.In this Episode:02:13 – Recipe of the Week: Cheesecake Fruit Salad04:26 – Dying Stars12:56 – Learning Disability and End of Life28:20 – “Is it ‘selfish' to ask dying husband to hold on a little longer?” – Advice from Washington PostFollow us on Facebook | Instagram | Email us at mail@every1dies.orgClick on this link to Rate and Review our podcast!

The Well Woman Show
323 Choosing Love Over Fear at the End of Life with Danielle Slupesky

The Well Woman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2023 26:12


On the Well Woman Show today I interview Danielle Slupesky. Danielle is a certified End of Life Coach and Death Doula. She takes a non-judgmental, heart-centered approach to working with those who are thinking about, preparing for, and near the end of their lives. She offers non-medical, practical, emotional, spiritual and physical support to the dying, as well as to their caregivers and loved ones. Through public education and community engagement her goal is normalize conversations surrounding death, grief and loss. She aims to desterilize and demedicalize death and the dying process. After a near death experience in 2013, Danielle says, "I came back with a mission. I want to bring death back home. Back into the hands and hearts of our families and communities. Death, like birth, need not be a medical event. You've prepared for this journey your entire life. Embark without fear and full of love. We discuss today: No one makes it out of here alive - lets talk about what that means and how it feels to accept this fact. If you knew you were going to die within three months, what would you focus on or do differently? And how we can bring beauty, ritual and ceremony and sacredness to any space - even a heavily medicalized ICU! If you want to know more about Women Empower Sessions hosted by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, please visit https://web.santafechamber.com/events/WomenEmpower Featuring The 2023 Business of the Year Kitchen Table Santa Fe-3674/details?mibextid=Zxz2cZ 1. If you want to know more about the December 1st Csw listening tour, please visit https://nmcsw.org/listening-learning-event-registration-silver-city/ The books Danielle mentioned were: The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao by Wayne W. Dyer The Well Woman Show is thankful for support from The Well Woman Academy at wellwomanlife.com/academy. Join us in the Academy for the community, mindfulness practices, and strategy to live your Well Woman Life. As always, all the links and information are at wellwomanlife.com/323show

Women Over 70
252 Julie Iverson: Death Doula—An End-of-Life Ally

Women Over 70

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2023 39:00


In her role as a certified Death Doula (also known as an End-of-Life Doula orDeath Midwife), Julie Iverson is passionate about providing non-medical,non-judgmental, holistic care and support to individuals and their loved onesas they navigate the challenges and transitions of aging and dying. Sheeducates them about options available before, during, and after death.Drawing on her expertise as a certified Geriatric Care Manager, Julie'sspecialty is being an advocate for families and a liaison between health careproviders and families. She offers her services through her company, Agingwith Care.Connect with Julie:Email: jliverson@mac.comWebsite: https://aging-with-care.com

When You Die
Time to Pause: A Special 3 part podcast looking at innovative leadership in the end-of-life-space Part 3- Briana Simmons

When You Die

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 26:27


Briana Simmons is a lifecycle facilitator for black and LGBTQIA+ communities. She is also the founder of Unearthing Tradition, and works to reclaim dignified life cycles, and offering lifecycle support that creates unapologetic healing spaces for black folks.

The Drew Mariani Show
What Happens at the End of Life?

The Drew Mariani Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 53:42


Hour 3 of The Drew Mariani Show on 11-6-23 (Pledge Drive) Dr. Stephen Doran talks about what happens when we get near the end of life, and how in order to die well, we really need to live well

Survivor to Thriver Show: Transform Your Fear Into Freedom with Samia Bano
Navigating Grief and End-of-Life Preparation: A Candid Conversation With Ponsi Swett & Samia Bano

Survivor to Thriver Show: Transform Your Fear Into Freedom with Samia Bano

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 48:42


Do you shy away from thinking about death? Have you been avoiding #EndOfLifePlanning for yourself and/or your loved ones? Listen now to this interview with Ponsi Swett, Wellness Engineer and Founder of FOREVERWELL Center, to learn how you can make dealing with the loss of a loved one more easy, at least in some ways, by engaging in #endoflife preparation now. Plus, learn more effective strategies for #CopingWithLoss and how to develop #ResilienceInAdversity. Note: Ponsi lost her beloved husband just a few months ago and the tips and strategies she shares related to #LossAndHealing in this interview are based on her own experiences.Connect with Ponsi at: https://foreverwellcenter.comYou can also connect with Ponsi at her Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/ponsi.swett.9And on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ponsi.GuruYou can also text or call Ponsi at 937-286-6936#EOLCoaching #EmotionalPreparedness #MindfulPreparation #BuddhismWisdom #NavigatingChallenges #SurrenderControl, #HealingJourney, #Mindfulness, #Spirituality, #Resilience, #Bereavement, #LettingGo, #HolisticHealing, #LifeLessons, #MindfulLiving, #Compassion, #WellnessJourney, #MentalHealthMatters, #Acceptance, #FindingStrength, #EmbracingTheMoment, #FacingTheInevitable, #EndOfLifeReflection, #BuddhismAndGrief, #UnveilingWisdom, #TransformingGrief, #SeekingLight, #GriefAndHope, #EmotionalWellness, #PersonalGrowth_____________________________________ABOUT SAMIA:Samia Bano is the #HappinessExpert, author, speaker, podcaster & coach for coaches and healers. Samia is most known for her book, 'Make Change Fun and Easy' and her #podcast of the same name. With the help of her signature Follow Your Heart Process™, a unique combination of #PositivePsychology and the #spiritual wisdom of our most effective #ChangeMakers, Samia helps you overcome #LimitingBeliefs, your chains of fear, to develop a #PositiveMindset and create the impact and income you desire with fun and ease…Samia's advanced signature programs include the Happiness 101 Class and the Transformative Action Training.Samia is also a Certified #ReikiHealer and Crisis Counselor working to promote #MentalHealthAwareness.Samia models #HeartCenteredLeadership and business that is both #SociallyResponsible and #EnvironmentallyFriendly.Samia is a practicing #Muslim with an inter-spiritual approach. As someone who has a love and appreciation for diversity, she is a #BridgeBuilder between people of different faiths and cultures.Although Samia currently lives in California, USA, she has lived in 3 other countries and speaks Hindi, Urdu, and English fluently.Want to learn even more about Samia? Visit www.academyofthriving.com :)To Book your Free HAPPINESS 101 EXPLORATION CALL with Samia, click: https://my.timetrade.com/book/JX9XJ

The Hospice Chaplaincy Show with Saul Ebema
Episode 141: A conversation with Karen Oikonen and Kate Wilkes on Constellations: An intersection between design and end of life

The Hospice Chaplaincy Show with Saul Ebema

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2023 36:10


In today's episode, Saul talks to both Karen Oikonen and Kate Wilkes on “Constellations: Designing participatory engagement and end of life.”Kate Wilkes is a service designer based in Toronto, Canada. Passionate about meaningful collaboration, Kate is always keen for opportunities to leverage diverse perspectives to make sense of complex problems in pursuit of impactful solutions. Kate studied at the University of Toronto, George Brown College's Institute without Boundaries, and the Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art, Design + Technology in Ireland. Kate's interest in the death, dying, and the end of life period is rooted in her own experience navigating her mother's illness and death in 2015.Karen Oikonen is also a designer based in Toronto, Canada. Shas a Bachelor of Interior Design from the University of Manitoba and a Masters of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation, from OCAD University. She teaches design research at OCAD University and design thinking at Sheridan College – She finds that having a foot in an academic environment challenges her perspective and is deeply fulfilling. Her experience in health care helped to develop a rigorous approach to research while allowing her to engage directly with patients, caregivers, and clinicians – this helped shape her exploratory path to innovation design – from visual and spatial design to service design and design research.You can find the constellations images here.

Interdisciplinary
ELDR Wisdom

Interdisciplinary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2023 54:50


Today, Corey is talking with Will Craig, owner of ELDR, a company that provides guidance on approaching end-of-life planning effectively.ELDR's mission statement:"We are on a mission to empower and equip people to conclude life smoothly and be remembered well. When you plan in advance of a health crisis, challenging events go more smoothly later, and your life becomes powerfully informed by the reality of its impermanence now."Show notes:ELDR websiteRespecting Choices websitePeterson Institute for International EconomicsAbout our guest:Will's life's work can be summed up with one simple phrase: Propelling people's growth to produce meaningful new outcomes. Nothing energizes him like helping someone clarify a problem and find their way to solving it.He's fulfilled this calling on a human-to-human level as a teacher, trainer, coach, and father. At the systems level, he's served as a president, CFO, strategist, and founder. Will says his greatest strength is as a generalist. “I am highly adaptable and listen carefully to help people get their arms around a challenge, break it into bite-size pieces, then set to work with courage and a good plan,” he explained.As a preacher's kid, Will grew up in a household where our inevitable death was a regular conversation topic, so planning for it was a no-brainer. Since the subject is so comfortable for him, he can bring a down-to-earth, straightforward approach to his work with clients and end of life educators.Will's mission is to recenter the larger cultural conversation around death to make it more pragmatic, and something we prepared for in advance like other major life events. “When it comes to end of life education and planning, the need is great, but follow-through is sparse,” he said. “Clients count on me to bring my compassionate side as a strong listener, as well as my detail-oriented, strategic side to get the job done.”Assoc. Bodywork & Massage Professionals Discover why our members expect more and get more with ABMP.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the showSupport the show with a Buzzsprout subscription!Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts**********Let us know what you think! Send us an email: podcast@healwell.org***********Check Healwell's live and online classes**********Continue the conversation with us in the Healwell Community**********Merch! Find your Healwell fashion here***********Thank you to ABMP for sponsoring Interdisciplinary! Thank you to AIHM! Learn more about the AIHM Fellowship by emailing fellowship@aihm.org

The Heart of Hospice
Learning How To Use Music At The End Of Life

The Heart of Hospice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2023 58:50


Bev Foster with Music Care by Room 217 is using beautiful music to create meaning at the end of life.  Using her skills as a musician, Bev founded Room 217 to teach clinicians and caregivers about integrating music into the care experience.   Here's what Bev says about her own personal experience:  As a musician, the effects of what I do have always intrigued me. Using music in my personal caregiving experiences has compelled me to look farther and wider at its use in health care. My vision is that music care, in all its methods of delivery, be accessible to everyone. Room 217 teaches that there are simple things to do at the end of life, even if you're not a musician or can't sing.  Breathing in sync with someone who is at end of life can provide comfort and presence.  Even humming a single note can be effective.  It's easy to adjust volume, rhythm, and pace.  There is great power in these simple actions.   Monitoring the response to the music is key.  Not every patient enjoys or is receptive to hearing any type of music, so it's important to see he reacts.  Turning away or becoming agitated might indicate that the music is causing increased stress or stimulation.  Music interventions should always be customized to suit the individual's needs. You can find all the resources and courses offered by Music Care by Room 217 at musiccare.org. Read Bev's personal story and find her music at bevfoster.com. Check Music Care by Room 217 on social media: Facebook   Twitter (X)   LinkedIn   YouTube Learn about Music Care's approach to using music as part of a caregiving experience here.  Get your set of Death Deck cards here! Purchase the End of Life Deck for use with people with serious or terminal illness here.  Connect with Death Deck co-creators Lisa Pahl and Lori Locicero at https://thedeathdeck.com/pages/about-us. Find The Death Deck on social media:     Facebook   Twitter (X)   Instagram Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice at The Heart of Hospice Podcast (theheartofhospice.com)  Book podcast host Helen Bauer to speak at your event or conference by sending an email to helen@theheartofhospice.com.  Follow The Heart of Hospice on Facebook,  Instagram, and LinkedIn.  Connect with The Heart of Hospice podcast on The Whole Care Network and other caregiving podcasts by clicking here.

The Whole Care Network
How Music Can Transform the End of Life Experience

The Whole Care Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2023 58:49


Bev Foster with Music Care by Room 217 is using beautiful music to create meaning at the end of life. Using her skills as a musician, Bev founded Room 217 to teach clinicians and caregivers about integrating music into the care experience. Here's what Bev says about her own personal experience: As a musician, the effects of what I do have always intrigued me. Using music in my personal caregiving experiences has compelled me to look farther and wider at its use in health care. My vision is that music care, in all its methods of delivery, be accessible to everyone. Room 217 teaches that there are simple things to do at the end of life, even if you're not a musician or can't sing. Breathing in sync with someone who is at end of life can provide comfort and presence. Even humming a single note can be effective. It's easy to adjust volume, rhythm, and pace. There is great power in these simple actions. Monitoring the response to the music is key. Not every patient enjoys or is receptive to hearing any type of music, so it's important to see he reacts. Turning away or becoming agitated might indicate that the music is causing increased stress or stimulation. Music interventions should always be customized to suit the individual's needs. You can find all the resources and courses offered by Music Care by Room 217 at musiccare.org. Read Bev's personal story and find her music at bevfoster.com. Check Music Care by Room 217 on social media: Facebook Twitter (X) LinkedIn YouTube Learn about Music Care's approach to using music as part of a caregiving experience here. Get your set of Death Deck cards here! Purchase the End of Life Deck for use with people with serious or terminal illness here. Connect with Death Deck co-creators Lisa Pahl and Lori Locicero at https://thedeathdeck.com/pages/about-us. Find The Death Deck on social media: Facebook Twitter (X) Instagram Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice at The Heart of Hospice Podcast (theheartofhospice.com) Book podcast host Helen Bauer to speak at your event or conference by sending an email to helen@theheartofhospice.com. Follow The Heart of Hospice on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Connect with The Heart of Hospice podcast on The Whole Care Network and other caregiving podcasts by clicking here.

Death, Sex & Money
An End of Life Doctor's Shocking Loss

Death, Sex & Money

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2023 28:36


Dr. Bonnie Chen is no stranger to grief. The majority of her patients are facing a terminal illness and, as a palliative care doctor, her job is to help ease their symptoms. “It's a different kind of satisfaction than being able to fix someone or cure someone,” Bonnie told Anna, and she found pride in being able to offer comfort and have hard conversations about pain and about death, “I just always cherished that moment.” And then, in the summer of 2022 her 16-month old son, Benji, died suddenly, and Bonnie found herself thrust on the other side of the medical system, and bowled over by her own deep grief. In this episode, Bonnie talks about how Benji's death has changed the way she thinks about her job and how she talks to patients.Read an essay Bonnie wrote for The San Francisco Chronicle titled, “As a doctor, I thought I was familiar with death. Until it came for my son.”

Kevin Swanson on SermonAudio
Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s & Dementia - Honoring God at End of Life

Kevin Swanson on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2023 26:00


A new MP3 sermon from Generations Radio is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s & Dementia - Honoring God at End of Life Subtitle: Honoring God at End of Life Speaker: Kevin Swanson Broadcaster: Generations Radio Event: Radio Broadcast Date: 11/1/2023 Length: 26 min.

Generations Radio
Caring for Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s & Dementia - Honoring God at End of Life

Generations Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2023 26:00


At least 5 million Americans have Dementia, and about 50- of our fathers and mothers will have the disease by the time they reach 90 years of age. As Christians, we can rest assured that God has a reason for this disease as it afflicts our loved ones. What is it like to experience Dementia-- Do personalities change-- Are there certain things that cause dementia . . . or hasten the onset of it-- Here is a Christian view of a common affliction as provided by Dr. John Dunlop, author of the book, Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia.--This program includes---1. The Worldview in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus -Int'l Day of Prayer for persecuted this Sunday, Majority of Hamas' hostages are from Thailand, 40 Days for Life has saved 202 babies since September 27th---2. Generations with Kevin Swanson

Everyday Truth with Kurt Skelly
Monday, October 30 | The End of Life as You Know It (Jeremiah 25:8-12)

Everyday Truth with Kurt Skelly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2023 14:12


Jeremiah 25:8-12 Send Kurt a postcard! c/o Faith Baptist Church
 4105 Plank Road
 Fredericksburg, VA 22407

The Whole Care Network
A Death Doula Offers Pracital Help at End of Life

The Whole Care Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2023 47:39


An End of Life Doula is a great source of support for someone as they die, and for families after the death has occurred. Anna Adams, End of Life Doula and founder of International Doula Life Movement believes everyone should have a doula. Through vigils, education, rituals, and compassionate presence, doulas help dispel the fear that can come during a death. When someone is dying, an End of Life Doula can offer individualized support that's a good fit for the patient and caregiver. While the dying process can be very similar for most people, each person's labor of dying is a unique set of processes and symptoms. Doulas teach families and caregivers what to expect when someone is dying, and how to provide care to ease symptoms that might be distressing. When a family or patient wants someone knowledgeable at the bedside, a doula might provide vigil care. A vigil involves the doula being present and watchful while the death is occurring. The doula's role doesn't stop there; there's additional grief support after the death has occurred. Want to know more about doulas, or connect with others who are doing death doula work? Visit internationaldoulalifemovement.com. If you're interested in becoming a certified death doula through IDLM, click here. Access all the courses that IDLM provides here. See all the events that IDLM is offering by clicking here. Looking for a copy of the Odonata Care Plan? Click here to purchase it for yourself or your care agency. NEW** - the Odonata Care Plan is now available in SPANISH - purchase it here!! Check out the free Care Video tutorials from Odonata founders and hospice nurses Nancy Heyerman and Brenda Kizzire here. Partner with National HME to provide medical equipment for your patients at nationalhme.com. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice at The Heart of Hospice Podcast (theheartofhospice.com) Book podcast host Helen Bauer to speak at your event or conference by sending an email to helen@theheartofhospice.com. Follow The Heart of Hospice on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Connect with The Heart of Hospice podcast on The Whole Care Network, along with a host of other caregiving podcasts by clicking here.

When You Die
Nefertiti Moor: Time to Pause Participant 2 of 3 Parts Dearly Bereaved, End-of-Life Support

When You Die

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2023 30:27


When Nefertiti Moor first began her work in death care, she had originally planned to focus on being a Death Doula. But within her community she saw a need for so much more. It was because of this need that Nefertiti founded Dearly Bereaved, where she can help people in many aspects, from green burial support, grief support and home funeral guiding. In doing so, she has been able to revisit ancient customs and traditions of her ancestors and bring them to life in a modern world. You can find Nefertiti at https://www.dearlybereaved.net/ or https://www.timetopause.org/

Living With Cystic Fibrosis
Rory Tallon, Dating someone who also has CF.

Living With Cystic Fibrosis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2023 30:07


51 year old Rory Tallon works with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland as a CF Patient Advocate as part of CFI's member service team. Rory has CF and was recently featured in our Living with cystic fibrosis podcast volunteering  for CF Ireland. In this podcast he's talking about dating someone with CF.   It happens more than people may know and he tells us why as he explains his relationship with former girlfriend, Jean, and losing her to the disease.Rory is married to Sarah and they have two daughters.Please consider making a donation: https://thebonnellfoundation.org/donate/The Bonnell Foundation website: https://thebonnellfoundation.orgBonnell Foundation email: thebonnellfoundation@gmail.comThanks to our sponsors:Genentech: https://www.gene.comViatris: https://www.viatris.com/en

The Clark Howard Podcast
10.19.23 Auto Insurance: What Do You Actually Need? / End Of Life Discussions

The Clark Howard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2023 38:08


Today Clark goes Back To Basic on auto insurance. Due to gigantic premium increases, more people are going without or buying minimums, which can be risky. Learn what coverage you've GOT to have, and how to make decisions regarding collision, comprehensive, and deductibles. Once you figure your coverage, you're ready to shop insurers. Also, end of life discussions are not easy to initiate, but talks about your own or an aging loved one's end-of-life care and burial arrangements - making wishes known - deeply benefit all concerned. Determine Your Auto Coverage: Segment 1 Ask Clark: Segment 2 End-Of-Life Talks: Segment 3 Ask Clark: Segment 4 Mentioned on the show 10 Ways To Save Money on Car Insurance Collision vs Comprehensive Car Insurance: Which Do You Need? Bluebird AMEX Prepaid Debit Account Agreement International Travel Tips: 26 Things to Know Before Going Overseas Why You Should Keep Old Credit Card Accounts Open Stop putting off the end-of-life talk with your aging loved ones. Here's what to say What to Discuss With Your Aging Parents as They Get Older Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney: Frequently Asked Questions Wills & Funerals Archives - Clark Howard When Do You Need a Travel Agent? The Only Way You Should Pay for a Cruise Travel Insurance? What You Need To Know Before You Buy Clark.com resources Episode transcripts Community.Clark.com Clark.com daily money newsletter Consumer Action Center Free Helpline: 636-492-5275 Learn more about your ad choices: megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Look, Just Tell Me What To Do.
Retirement, End of Life and Emotional Support: Financial Planning with Jack Scaff

Look, Just Tell Me What To Do.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2023 47:58


How does one plan for retirement? Or sort through the tragedy of losing a loved one? Today, Jack Scaff discusses a range of issues related to his work as a wealth advisor. We also look at inflation, the economic havoc wrought by COVID as well as San Francisco's apparent struggle to make an economic comeback.  You can read more about Jack Here:  https://ceritypartners.com/team/jack-scaff/ Contact Jack:  jscaff@ceritypartners.com Please stalk me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benjaminrussack/ And Subscribe to my patreon:patreon.com/LookJustTellMeWhatToDo And read my father's book archetypal animal symbolism: Animal Guides in Life, Myth and Dreams (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, 97)  

It's Not What It Seems with Doug Vigliotti
I Remember Nothing | Nora Ephron

It's Not What It Seems with Doug Vigliotti

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2023 9:45


This episode of Books for Men features I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron. An essay collection about everything that the iconic filmmaker hasn't (yet) forgotten—she passed away a year or so after the book came out. It's lighthearted yet deep, and I can't recommend it enough. Listen for more!If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the podcast. Any of the three things below will help provide awareness for the initiative—inspiring (more) men to read and bringing together men who do. (Ladies, of course, you're always welcome!)Share with a friend or on social mediaSubscribe or follow on your favorite podcast platformLeave a rating or reviewVisit BooksforMen.org to sign up for the Books for Men newsletter, a monthly round-up of every episode with full book and author info, all the best quotes, and newsletter-only book recommendations!

The Whole Care Network
End of Life Doulas Specialize in Advance Care Planning

The Whole Care Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2023 51:00


End of Life Doulas are experts in managing advance care planning conversations. EOL Doula Pam Carter of International Doula Life Movement knows how to get those discussions going. As an EOL Doula, Pam works with people with serious illness and their families to determine their end of life wishes. Choices are often made by weighing benefit vs burden. That means considering questions like “What will I get out of this? Is this what I want to do?”, “Is this something that contributes to my quality of life?”, or “If I spend my time like this, what will it take from me?”, and “What will I have to give up for this (energy, time with family, peace, comfort, respiratory comfort, even money)?” Pam believes advance care planning should consider all aspects of how we live. Further treatment for an existing illness should definitely be included. Other things to talk about for your ACP is where you want to be cared for towards the end of your life, and who you'd like to take care of you. Here are some other things that could be included in your Advance Care Plan: Having visits from a spiritual counselor (chaplain) Including visitors or having privacy Returning to the hospital for accidents or injuries Treatment for infections How much information you want about your health status Who will be your healthcare decision maker (Medical Power of Attorney/Healthcare Proxy) Funeral/memorial service planning Tradition funeral care, embalming, green burial, or human composting Using medications that will cause drowsiness or avoiding sedation Body/organ donation (whole body donation, forensic anthropology donation) Back-up plan if body donation is disqualified Rituals or ceremonies That's only the beginning of the many things that can be part of an advance care plan. Those ACP conversations should happen early and often. It's hard to imagine all the “what ifs”, but it's valuable to talk about different scenarios that seem possible for your life or situation. Having an end of life or death doula to facilitate those ACP discussions can help! Want to know more about doulas, or connect with others who are doing death doula work? Visit internationaldoulalifemovement.com. If you're interested in becoming a certified death doula through IDLM, click here. Access all the courses that IDLM provides here. See all the events that IDLM is offering by clicking here. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice at The Heart of Hospice Podcast (theheartofhospice.com) Book podcast host Helen Bauer to speak at your event or conference by sending an email to helen@theheartofhospice.com. Follow The Heart of Hospice on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Connect with The Heart of Hospice podcast on The Whole Care Network and other caregiving podcasts by clicking here.

The Heart of Hospice
End of Life Doulas Specialize in Advance Care Planning

The Heart of Hospice

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2023 51:01


End of Life Doulas are experts in managing advance care planning conversations.  EOL Doula Pam Carter of International Doula Life Movement knows how to get those discussions going.  As an EOL Doula, Pam works with people with serious illness and their families to determine their end of life wishes.  Choices are often made by weighing benefit vs burden.  That means considering questions like “What will I get out of this?  Is this what I want to do?”, “Is this something that contributes to my quality of life?”, or  “If I spend my time like this, what will it take from me?”, and “What will I have to give up for this (energy, time with family, peace, comfort, respiratory comfort, even money)?” Pam believes advance care planning should consider all aspects of how we live.  Further treatment for an existing illness should definitely be included.  Other things to talk about for your ACP is where you want to be cared for towards the end of your life, and who you'd like to take care of you.   Here are some other things that could be included in your Advance Care Plan: Having visits from a spiritual counselor (chaplain)  Including visitors or having privacy Returning to the hospital for accidents or injuries Treatment for infections How much information you want about your health status Who will be your healthcare decision maker (Medical Power of Attorney/Healthcare Proxy) Funeral/memorial service planning Tradition funeral care, embalming, green burial, or human composting Using medications that will cause drowsiness or avoiding sedation Body/organ donation (whole body donation, forensic anthropology donation) Back-up plan if body donation is disqualified Rituals or ceremonies  That's only the beginning of the many things that can be part of an advance care plan.  Those ACP conversations should happen early and often.  It's hard to imagine all the “what ifs”, but it's valuable to talk about different scenarios that seem possible for your life or situation.   Having an end of life or death doula to facilitate those ACP discussions can help!  Want to know more about doulas, or connect with others who are doing death doula work?  Visit internationaldoulalifemovement.com.  If you're interested in becoming a certified death doula through IDLM, click here. Access all the courses that IDLM provides here. See all the events that IDLM is offering by clicking here.    Looking for a copy of the Odonata Care Plan?  Click here to purchase it for yourself or your care agency.   NEW** - the Odonata Care Plan is now available in SPANISH - purchase it here!!  Check out the free Care Video tutorials from Odonata founders and hospice nurses Nancy Heyerman and Brenda Kizzire here.  Partner with National HME to provide medical equipment for your patients at nationalhme.com. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice at The Heart of Hospice Podcast (theheartofhospice.com)  Book podcast host Helen Bauer to speak at your event or conference by sending an email to helen@theheartofhospice.com.  Follow The Heart of Hospice on Facebook,  Instagram, and LinkedIn.  Connect with The Heart of Hospice podcast on The Whole Care Network and other caregiving podcasts by clicking here.    

Women Who Run with Horses
Navigating Loss, End of Life and Grief with our animal companions.

Women Who Run with Horses

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2023 50:55


A tender episode for our latest podcast in a share around how we are navigating and moving through both the physical loss of our beloved gaurdian dog Odin and the journey of conversation of transition with our mare Ostara. It felt important to honor both of these wise beings by sharing their journey and our hopes is it will help provide some comfort if you are also walking this path. How do we honor the journey of our animals when they choose to leave, regardless of the journey they take? How do we tend to our own grief? How do we navigate that inquiry of is it time yet? Gratitude to Odin and Ostara for offering their wisdom through this process.

Blackletter
End-Of-Life Essentials

Blackletter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2023 9:31


In this episode, Tom Dunlap is chatting once more with Dubs Herschlip, an expert in all things involved in estate planning. Dubs uses his experience with transactional law, dispute resolution, and estate and legacy planning as he shares his insights throughout this episode. Listeners can gain a professional's advice on the significant tips and topics people should know about estate planning!Listen in on this interview to expand your knowledge about organizing end-of-life arrangements. Dubs explains many essential elements in the planning process, including healthcare directives, durable power of attorney, and critical documents you should know about to be prepared when the time comes. Learn practical information regarding organizing key contacts, providing instruction for digital assets, planning ethical wills, and the importance of the "menu for life-sustaining treatment" form.Tune in to the show to access critical insights for correctly navigating the end-of-life planning process. And to catch up on other segments from Dubs' interview, check out previously relieved episodes from season 10 of the Blackletter Podcast!The Blackletter PodcastThe Blackletter Podcast is a podcast for CEOs, Corporate Counsel, & Entrepreneurs. Each episode explores topics regarding business and law. Join host Tom Dunlap as he speaks with special guests and thought leaders across various professional fields. Their discussions during the interview focus around timely information, insights they've gained, and lessons they've learned through their experiences.Follow us on YouTube!Don't have a disciplined attention span? Or just want to keep up with brief in-the-news topics and bits of information? The Blackletter Podcast also does short weekly episodes that are only minutes long, called Monday Morning Minutes!Do you think you or someone you know would be a great guest on The Blackletter Podcast? We often feature thought leaders, clients, and other business owners discussing their experiences and how business and the law intersect. If so, fill out a contact form here!

The Mindful Midlife Crisis
Episode 107--Losing a Parent: Celebrating the Life of Dan Clement Hazard with End of Life Coach Danielle Slupesky

The Mindful Midlife Crisis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2023 74:17 Transcription Available


In this week's episode, Billy talks with Danielle Slupesky, the End-of-Life Coach and Death Doula, and Matt Hazard, the always entertainer co-host. Before you listen to this episode, I want to give you a heads-up that it will be a heavy episode. We will be talking about death from a professional and personal perspective. So, take time to sit with any emotions you will be having while listening to this episode. Please do what you need to do to take care of yourself. We celebrate the life of Matt's father, Dan Clement Hazard, and journey with him throughout this experience. We will also hear and experience how a professional death doula cares for the dying and the family members. Billy, Matt, and Danielle discuss:–The beautiful life of Dan Clement Hazard–Dan's last few moments on Earth–How Danielle became an End-of-Life Coach aka Death Doula–The similarities between birth and death–How Danielle assists the dying and the families in the processWant more from Danielle Slupesky?Check her LinkedIn and web Conscious CrossroadsIf you liked this episode, check out this episode as well:Episode 41--The Midlife Male with Greg ScheinmanAll of our episodes are available at www.mindfulmidlifecrisis.comJoin us for Meditate & Mingle!Interested in working with Billy or learning more about mindfulness?  Set up an Exploration Call! Get a free week of BetterHelp using Billy's referral code!Thank you for listening to The Mindful Midlife Crisis! We hope you enjoy this week's episode! If this episode resonates with you, please share it with your family and friends.Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Topics? Email Billy at mindfulmidlifecrisis@gmail.com.  Follow us!  Instagram:  @mindful_midlife_crisisTwitter:  @mindfulmidlife Facebook: The Mindful Midlife Crisis PodcastLinkedIn: Billy LahrPlease leave us a 5-Star Review!  Doing so helps other people looking for a podcast like ours find it!We hope you enjoy this week's episode! If you're really feeling gracious, you can make a donation to https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMCpodcast.   Your donations will be used to cover all of our production costs. Thank you so much!  Support the show

New England Weekend
NVNA and Hospice Supports South Shore Families in Transition with Care and Comfort

New England Weekend

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2023 26:16


NVNA and Hospice in Norwell has been serving the South Shore community for more than 100 years, but this year, they are celebrating a big anniversary: the 10th year of their hospice home, the Pat Roche home in Hingham. CEO Renee McInnes talks with Nichole about NVNA's history, and the two get into a deeper conversation about what hospice can do for families, and how you know when it's time to consider it for a loved one facing life's biggest transition.

The Heart of Hospice
Get to Know the Specal Work of an End of Life Doula

The Heart of Hospice

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2023 49:46


Anna Adams, death doula and founder of International Doula Life Movement, is educating her community about how doulas support patients and families dealing with serious illness.  She's been a volunteer, a CNA, and now she's working with hospice agencies as a death doula.  Doulas bring a special set of skills to the care of hospice patients.  They support, educate, and guide patients (and caregivers) through the experiences at the end of life.  Doulas are also part of advance care planning conversations.   Exploring spiritual beliefs and rituals are part of doula work as well.  Doulas help those who are dying to identify what they believe and engage in those beliefs the way the patient wants.  In support of the family, doulas might also conduct rituals while someone is dying, or even after death.  Any support that's provided is guided by the patient or family.  Doulas are flexible in how they provide care. Want to know more about doulas, or connect with others who are doing death doula work?  Visit internationaldoulalifemovement.com.  If you're interested in becoming a certified death doula through IDLM, click here. Access all the courses that IDLM provides here. See all the events that IDLM is offering by clicking here.    Looking for a copy of the Odonata Care Plan?  Click here to purchase it for yourself or your care agency.   NEW** - the Odonata Care Plan is now available in SPANISH - purchase it here!!  Check out the free Care Video tutorials from Odonata founders and hospice nurses Nancy Heyerman and Brenda Kizzire here.   Partner with National HME to provide medical equipment for your patients at nationalhme.com. Find more podcast episodes from The Heart of Hospice at The Heart of Hospice Podcast (theheartofhospice.com)  Book podcast host Helen Bauer to speak at your event or conference by sending an email to helen@theheartofhospice.com.  Follow The Heart of Hospice on Facebook,  Instagram, and LinkedIn.  Connect with The Heart of Hospice podcast on The Whole Care Network, along with a host of other caregiving podcasts by clicking here.                          

Ask Julie Ryan
End-of-Life Experiences Bring Comfort to the Dying

Ask Julie Ryan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2023 75:37


In this episode:Nighttime Spirit VisitorsMediumship InquiryEye HealingDying Mom Sees FamilyFree Session Winner Please join Julie next week with your question.Thursdays at 8pm ET, 7pm CT, 5pm PT.https://askjulieryanshow.com And, please leave a five-star review and subscribe so you can hear all the new episodes. https://ratethispodcast.com/julie Julie Recommends:Viome's Gut Health Test: https://www.viome.com and use code: julieryan at checkout for $110 discount. Purity Woods' Age-Defying Dream Cream: http://PurityWoods.com/JULIERYAN or enter JULIERYAN at checkout for 10% off first order. Zona Health: https://www.zona.com/?aff=156 and use code julieryan for $50 discount. Dr. Maria Amasanti: http://www.dramasanti.com/More Helpful Information: Join Julie for a Zoom “Woo-Woo” Party at Ask Julie Ryan: LIVE on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Get your ticket at https://askjulieryan.com/live. For more information go to https://askjulieryan.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Caregiver Connection Podcast
What is an End of Life Doula? Michelle Kolling Interview Part 1

Caregiver Connection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2023 22:09


In this insightful conversation, Charlotte Bayala speaks with Michelle Kolling, an end-of-life doula, grief coach, and death educator. Michelle explains her role as an end-of-life doula, providing physical, practical, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals and their families during the dying process. They discuss the importance of early preparation for end-of-life care, navigating the emotional challenges, and making the most of the time left with loved ones. Michelle shares her personal journey that led her to this profession, highlighting the transformative and often beautiful aspects of the end-of-life experience. Find the full transcript at https://www.loveyourcaregivinglife.com

The Podcast by KevinMD
End-of-life ethics and antibiotic use

The Podcast by KevinMD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 22:11


Join Althea Halchuck, a patient advocate. We explore critical insights into end-of-life care, the ethical considerations around antibiotic use, and the quest for a peaceful, dignified death. Delve into the complex world of health care decision-making in challenging times. Althea Halchuck is a patient advocate. She discusses the KevinMD article, "The old man's friend: Refuse antibiotics to achieve a peaceful death." The Podcast by KevinMD is brought to you by the Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience. With a growing physician shortage, increasing burnout, and declining patient satisfaction, a dramatic change is needed to make health care more efficient and effective and bring back the joy of practicing medicine. AI-driven ambient clinical intelligence promises to help by revolutionizing patient and provider experiences with clinical documentation that writes itself. The Nuance Dragon Ambient eXperience, or DAX for short, is a voice-enabled, ambient clinical intelligence solution that automatically captures patient encounters securely and accurately at the point of care. Physicians who use DAX have reported a 50 percent decrease in documentation time and a 70 percent reduction in feelings of burnout, and 83 percent of patients say their physician is more personable and conversational. Rediscover the joy of medicine with clinical documentation that writes itself, all within the EHR. VISIT SPONSOR → https://nuance.com/daxinaction SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST → https://www.kevinmd.com/podcast RECOMMENDED BY KEVINMD → https://www.kevinmd.com/recommended GET CME FOR THIS EPISODE → https://earnc.me/snyvNm Powered by CMEfy.

Men Talking Mindfulness
Embracing the Final Chapter: Mindful Awareness for End of Life with Elaine Smookler

Men Talking Mindfulness

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 88:55


In this thought-provoking and profoundly moving episode of Men Talking Mindfulness, we welcome back a cherished voice and a dear friend of the show, Elaine Smookler. Elaine, a seasoned mindfulness instructor and a compassionate guide, joins us once again to explore a topic that is often shrouded in fear and uncertainty – preparing for the end of life with mindful awareness. In our conversation, Elaine sheds light on the transformative power of embracing our mortality with openness, acceptance, and presence. She guides us through the intricate pathways of end-of-life awareness, offering insights and practices to cultivate a sense of peace and fulfillment in life's final chapter. Together, we uncover the layers of meaning, connection, and reflection that arise when we confront our own impermanence with a mindful heart. Key Takeaways: - Mindful Reflections: Explore the role of mindfulness in unraveling the complexities of our thoughts and emotions as we approach life's end. - Embracing Impermanence: Learn how acknowledging and accepting our mortality can deepen our appreciation for life and foster a sense of gratitude and presence. - Navigating Connections: Discover the beauty of fostering meaningful relationships and expressing love and forgiveness as we prepare for the final farewell. - Creating Legacy: Reflect on the impact of our lives, the memories we leave behind, and the legacy we wish to create. Join us on this poignant journey with Elaine Smookler as we delve into the depths of end-of-life awareness, uncovering the treasures of wisdom, love, and serenity that lie within the mindful embrace of our mortality. This episode is an invitation to look into the mirror of our existence, to find solace in our shared humanity, and to walk the path of life with grace and mindful presence until the very end. Don't miss this touching exploration of life, loss, and the mindful preparation for the ultimate transition. Listen, reflect, and embrace the wisdom within every moment. Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care Certification at the University of Toronto: https://learn.utoronto.ca/programs-courses/certificates/mindfulness-informed-end-life-care Find Elaine here: http://www.elainesmookler.com Time Stamps: (00:02:53) Mindfully preparing for the end of life. (00:07:38) Role of humor and joy. (00:08:14) Dealing with unexpected loss. (00:12:24) Self-compassion and preparing for end of life. (00:16:00) Death and cultural perceptions. (00:20:26) Pain management and cultural differences. (00:26:07) Accepting impending death. (00:29:25) Last opportunity to communicate. (00:34:13) Healing after death. (00:36:07) Living up to your potential. (00:42:26) Practicalities while they're still with us. (00:45:56) Figure out what you want done with your remains. (00:49:23) The role of humor. (00:51:15) Humor at funerals. (00:55:32) Recognizing the power of music. (00:59:09) Anger and blaming others. (01:04:06) Reaching out for support. (01:06:09) Losing a child. (01:11:51) Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care Certificate. (01:14:19) Practicing dying. (01:17:15) Leading a meaningful life. (01:26:30) The practice of dying. (01:27:26) Personal research through loss.

Just Wanted to Ask
Lori Rizzo - End-of-Life Doula

Just Wanted to Ask

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 45:00


Here's what to expect on the podcast:What does 'end-of-life doula' mean?At what point in the process is the doula typically called in or brought in?What emotional challenges do family members commonly experience when a loved one is nearing the end of their life?How can an end-of-life doula assist families in making important decisions regarding end-of-life care?And much more! About Lori:Lori Rizzo is an end-of-life doula, a hospice volunteer, and a caregiver advocate. Dying is a human experience—not a medical one; she provides emotional and spiritual support and comfort through the dying process. Lori is a non-medical practitioner who offers a holistic approach, from exploring your life and legacy to facilitating difficult conversations and final wishes. Whether facing a terminal illness, navigating grief, or planning for the future, she will walk alongside you, a trusted friend, with compassion and a calming presence. Lori started her practice, Compassionate Crossings, last year to offer her elder care and end-of-life doula services. Connect with Lori Rizzo!Website: https://www.compassionatecrossingsdoula.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lori-rizzo/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/compassionatecrossingsllcInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/compassionate_crossings/ Connect with  Anne Zuckerman!Websites: https://justwantedtoask.com/ | https://annezuckerman.com/Bezi Woman:  https://beziwoman.com/ | https://www.beziwoman.shop/two-step-order1591558404525Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bezibradiscsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/beziwoman/

Best Life Best Death
#108 Last Flight Home: A Family's Experience with the End of Life Option Act in California - Ondi Timoner, Filmmaker and Founder/CEO of Interloper Films

Best Life Best Death

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 30:32


It is not often that a film captures some of the most tender moments of a family's experience and shares the love and lessons from a beloved man at the end of his life. Ondi Timoner didn't set out to make this film; what she intended was to capture the last days of her father's life. But when she reviewed the hours of film from those last 15 days, and created a 30-minute compilation to share as a remembrance, people who saw it were so touched by the experience that Ondi realized a longer film was about to be born. Ondi and I discuss: What is the End of Life Option Act in CA? Why did Eli Timoner choose “death with dignity”? What was the trajectory of his life and how did he revise his understanding of “success”? How did this experience transform those around him? What can we all take away from Eli's living and his dying?

Mental Health News Radio
What is Terminal Lucidity?

Mental Health News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 48:33


Join Dr. Alexander Batthyány as he discusses his book, Threshold: Terminal Lucidity and the Border of Life and Death. The first major account of terminal lucidity: the remarkable return of clarity and cognition at the end of life. Terminal lucidity is a relatively common but poorly understood phenomenon. Near the end of life, many people--including those who are comatose, or have suffered brain injuries or strokes, or have been silenced by mental illness or deep dementia--experience what seems a miraculous return. They regain their clarity and energy, are able to talk with families and caregivers, recall their lives, and in some cases report conversations and details that occurred while they were unconscious or seemingly unaware of their surroundings.Prof. Alexander Batthyány, PhD, holds the Viktor Frankl Chair for Philosophy and Psychology at the International Academy of Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein and is Director of the newly established Research Institute for Theoretical Psychology and Personalist Studies at Pázmány University, Budapest. Since 2012, Batthyány is Visiting Professor for existential psychotherapy at the Moscow University Institute of Psychoanalysis, Russia. He is Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute and the Viktor Frankl Archives in Vienna and first editor of the 14-volume edition of the Collected Works of Viktor Frankl. Batthyány has published over fifteen books and articles which have been translated into eleven languages. He lectures widely on philosophical and existential psychology, theory of cognitive science, and the psychology of death and dying.www.viktorfranklinstitute.org

End-of-Life University
Ep. 422 Practices to Prepare for the End of Life with Patt Lind-Kyle

End-of-Life University

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 60:24


Learn how meditation practice can help decrease the fear of death and prepare you for a peaceful end of life. My guest Patt LInd-Kyle is an authority on mindulness meditation, chakras, and the Enneagram who will share practices for addressing the fear of death. She is the author of 4 science and spirituality books including… Continue reading Ep. 422 Practices to Prepare for the End of Life with Patt Lind-Kyle

Behind The Knife: The Surgery Podcast
Clinical Challenges in Surgical Palliative Care: “When the horse is out of the barn: Skills to avoid offering surgical overtreatment at the end of life"

Behind The Knife: The Surgery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 22:20


Surgeons are trained to, well…do surgery, but is that always the right treatment for the patient? Not offering surgery can be a challenge, especially when you're consulted about a sick patient in the middle of the night and the clinical momentum is moving toward the OR. Join Drs. Katie O'Connell, Ali Haruta, Lindsay Dickerson, and Virginia Wang from the University of Washington as we discuss how to recognize when a surgery is potentially not beneficial and communicate serious news with the patient and consulting team. Hosts: Dr. Katie O'Connell (@katmo15) is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Washington. She is a trauma surgeon, palliative care physician, director of surgical palliative care, and founder of the Advance Care Planning for Surgery clinic at Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Dr. Ali Haruta is a PGY7 current palliative care fellow at the University of Washington, formerly a UW general surgery resident and Parkland trauma/critical care fellow.  Dr. Lindsay Dickerson (@lindsdickerson1) is a PGY5 general surgery resident and current surgical oncology fellow at the University of Washington. Dr. Virginia Wang is a PGY2 general surgery resident at the University of Washington. Learning Objectives: Identify when a patient's disease course is unlikely reversible by surgery  Learn to avoid defaulting to offering potentially non-beneficial surgical treatment for patients at the end-of-life Learn to recommend comfort-focused treatments for patients at the end-of-life Develop the communication skill of delivering serious news References: 1. Cooper Z, Courtwright A, Karlage A, Gawande A, Block S. Pitfalls in communication that lead to nonbeneficial emergency surgery in elderly patients with serious illness: description of the problem and elements of a solution. Ann Surg. Dec 2014;260(6):949-57. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000000721 2. VitalTalk. One page Guides. https://www.vitaltalk.org/guides/  3. VitalTalk. Using Ask-Tell-Ask to Make a Recommendation.  https://www.vitaltalk.org/using-ask-tell-ask-to-make-a-recommendation/ 4. VitalTalk. What's a Headline? https://www.vitaltalk.org/whats-a-headline/ 5. Zaza SI, Zimmermann CJ, Taylor LJ, Kalbfell EL, Stalter L, Brasel K, Arnold RM, Cooper Z, Schwarze ML. Factors Associated With Provision of Nonbeneficial Surgery: A National Survey of Surgeons. Ann Surg. 2023 Mar 1;277(3):405-411. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005765. Epub 2022 Nov 24. PMID: 36538626; PMCID: PMC9905263. Please visit https://behindtheknife.org to access other high-yield surgical education podcasts, videos and more.   If you liked this episode, check out other surgical palliative care episodes here: https://behindtheknife.org/podcast-category/palliative-care/