How do you know when death occurs? What are the next steps and how can you prepare? We answer these questions in our continued series on the last hours of living.
How do you know when someone is in the final stages of dying, and how can you help? In this episode Dr. Matzo shares what to expect in the final stages before death so you can be prepared and also know how to provide comfort to the very end.
We are continuing our series about what to expect during the process of dying with the topic of hope at the end of life. Learn about the importance of hope for quality of life to the very end and how you can support reality-based goals.
Breath sounds and rhythms for a dying person can be alarming, even though it is a normal part of the process. Learn about pulmonary congestion, rattle, and changes to breathing patterns as we continue our series about what to expect during the dying process.
An estimated 50-60% of patients will experience some form of end of life visions or dreams on the deathbed. What is this phenomenon, and how do you respond? Listen to our podcast to learn more!
We are continuing our series about what to expect during the process of dying with the topic of terminal agitation and delerium.
What are the signs that death is imminent? At the end of life, the body is shutting down; The body is shutting down; there is a decrease in blood flow to organs and tissue, causing multi system organ failure. This is the fourth of a series of talks about the last hours of living where we not only...
When is the right time is to move from a treatment-oriented approach to hospice care? Listen to our interview with Chris Sperry as he shares how he and his wife came to the decision to move to hospice care.
This is the first of a series of talks about the last hours of living with the focus this week on pain and skin. In is natural to assume that what we have been told to do to recuperate and be healthy are the same as what is seen during the dying process. The approaches and rules are different when...
End-of-Life Doulas are similar to birth midwives - they advise and advocate for a client's wishes; in this case, how they perceive a "good death." Learn about doulas and their role in our healthcare system.