On Death and Fear: A Personal Reflection on the Value of Social Psychology Research to the Practice of Oncologists

On Death and Fear: A Personal Reflection on the Value of Social Psychology Research to the Practice of Oncologists.

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Reconnection

Learning how to speak with patients about end-of-life topics is often anxiety provoking for medical trainees. However, it also provides a unique opportunity for personal growth. The surprising reward of having such a conversation is presented in this reflection.

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Cambridge Journals Online – Palliative & Supportive Care – Abstract – Did she suffer?

Cambridge Journals Online – Palliative & Supportive Care – Abstract – Did she suffer?.

Expecting Great Beginnings—and Endings | Health AGEnda

It tickles me to report that I live with incurable cancer and I am expecting. I am expecting that the cancer will take its toll, that I will need to make choices about my health and care, that I will need the support of my family, and that I will need resources.

via Expecting Great Beginnings—and Endings | Health AGEnda.

I came to hospice nursing as a child… | Kath’s Blog

From my experiences at hospice I learned that much of the suffering that I had witnessed earlier as a friend and as a family member, could have been prevented if we had integrated hospice palliative care principles, practices and philosophy in their care.

via I came to hospice nursing as a child… | Kath’s Blog.