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In light of the mass shootings in schools, children have been exposed to trauma, which may result in them feeling confused, frightened and helpless. These feelings may be overlooked or minimized. For this reason, it’s important for adults to respond with comfort and support. It can be tough to talk about, but you can be the greatest strength for your child, and they can be yours.Read More
Sometimes, the family caregiver is a child. Support is available once they are identified. Here’s one local boy’s story.Read More
In this article, a Georgia hospice chaplain advises a plain-speaking approach when answering children's questions.
Can we talk for a minute? When you hear this question, you wonder, what is this going to be about? You might fear the worst.
But one conversation about a very important, albeit uncomfortable, subject can make all the difference.
I’m talking about sharing your wishes for end-of-life care.
I’ve been a registered nurse for 27 years. I’ve coached other families on the importance of having end-of-life discussions as a trained facilitator for The Conversation Project, a national campaign dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.Read More
“In some ways, hospice care struck me as the original 'concierge medicine,' where a whole team of players dedicated itself to the patient’s every need. This was the closest we could get to ideal medical care.”Read More