Have you wondered why the Everyone Dies team are working so hard at producing education about terminal illness, death, dying, and bereavement? There are probably times they wonder why themselves, but this is a group of very dedicated people! Listen to find out!
Suddenly, last week, Dimple Rose refused to stand up to eat her food. She was listless and her spark seemed to be gone. Our first reaction was, "Is it really that time? This is happening so fast."
How can we make the end of life meaningful, retaining dignity, honor, respect, and esteem? We discuss a concept called Dignity in Care - practical ideas and tools to support a culture of compassion and respect throughout the health care system - and interview Dr. Harvey Chochinov, who developed a...
In this episode we talk about how a daughter responds to her mother's search for assisted death. Her story is an informative one if you or a family member are considering assisted death.
Our treasured pets experience similar end of life concerns and grief as humans. Read about how one owner is doing the best to ensure the very best for Dimple Rose, knowing every day with her is a gift.
When are artificial fluids beneficial, and when can they do more harm than good? We talk about this issue in detail to help inform this difficult decision.
For this episode we interview Mary Kazanowski, PhD, former professor at St. Anselm College in Manchester and an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner with 30 years' experience as a hospice nurse. What can you learn after spending this much time supporting patients near the end of life? Mary has some...
This is the first of a two-part series discussing the research regarding what people with serious illness want, particularly at the end of their lives. This episode discusses wanting to live without pain and wanting to make decisions about our care.