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Caregiving - Emotional Roller Coaster
This article by Debbie Sims, a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist, discusses the emotional impact on caregivers to those who are dying.
Cremation or Burial? Families Don't Always Agree
Susan Cox, a funeral director for 21 years, discusses what to do when spouses have different wishes regarding burial and cremation.
Depression after Loss of a Child
Feelings of depression and despair after the loss of a loved one, especially a child are normal but very confusing for the person experiencing them, as well as those around them.
Do We Choose?
Linda J. Austin writes from experience as a nursing assistance and a family caregiver. "When I was assigned my first hospice case, I found my place in life." Retired from several careers, Linda is studying creative art therapy.
Grief - The First Week, Month, Year
From the moment we hear of a profound loss, we need to take ourselves out of circulation.
How Can I Help? What to Ask for When You're Grieving
When a death occurs or is about to occur, our friends and family members frequently react in ways we don't expect. Some people will immediately reach out and offer appropriate help. Others will be there for the funeral and then be gone.
Making Prearrangements - Why Does It Feel Strange?
Making funeral prearrangements can feel weird, but it takes away confusion and is well worth it.
Marking Milestones
We humans tend to measure our days by predictable events. When you lose the one you love, those days can be misery.
The Grieving Child: Part I
Children need support from the family. They especially heal if the surviving parent doesn't abandon them.
The Grieving Child: Part II
Children and adolescents definitely go through a grief cycle just as adults do. However, the way it may be expressed is different based on the developmental age of the child.