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Bereavement with Death of a Child, by Barbara Karnes

Dear Barbara, Three years ago my child died.  Why can’t I move on? It seems I am stuck in pain all the time. I can’t think of any loss greater than the loss of a child, although I’ve had people disagree with…

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Dementia Doesn’t Play By The Rules

QUESTION: My question is about when someone with advanced dementia is in that sort of vague pre-active dying period, say those months in and out of the hospital, the time when the PEG (artificial feeding) conversation starts to happen. So…

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Negativity Towards Caregivers

How do you handle feelings of anger, fear that is being projected onto the caregiver by the patient? It is hard to be caring for someone (which is generally a challenging task at its best) and have that person be…

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Hurrying Over “The Talk”

No one wants to be the bearer of bad news.  Americans are a death denying society. We view death as the enemy and a failure: something to be feared and avoided. Like ostriches we hide our head in the sand…

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Ask the Expert: What does a hospice chaplain do? – New Jersey Herald

New Jersey Herald Ask the Expert: What does a hospice chaplain do?New Jersey HeraldQ. What does a hospice chaplain do? Do I have to be religious to receive counseling? A: Chaplains are available to family members and patients in hospice…

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Former hospice chaplain learns everyone has a story to tell – TCPalm

TCPalm Former hospice chaplain learns everyone has a story to tellTCPalmHOBE SOUND — Former hospice chaplain Kris Landry of Hobe Sound has recently published a book titled, “The Last Tipi: A Journey to Healing Through Storytelling.” Inspired through her work…

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Former hospice chaplain learns everyone has a story to tell

Hobe Sound, FL (TCPalm.com) December 28, 2016 Former hospice chaplain Kris Landry of Hobe Sound has recently published a book titled, “The Last Tipi: A Journey to Healing Through Storytelling.” Inspired through her work with patients during their final days,…

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Our First Love – America Magazine

Our First LoveAmerica MagazineThis is one of the best books I have read all year: moving, inspiring, beautifully written. It offers a valuable look into the work of a hospice chaplain, but also, and perhaps more important, it will be…

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Reflections of a Hospice Chaplain – Patheos (blog)

Patheos (blog) Reflections of a Hospice ChaplainPatheos (blog)“But aren’t you sad a lot?” is a question I get asked a lot… when the reply isn’t simply “oh.” Jordan Dollar. That question comes just after the question “what do you do…

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Pastor finds new calling as hospice chaplain – Monroe News Star

Monroe News Star Pastor finds new calling as hospice chaplainMonroe News StarOver the last 48 years, local minister, Andy Myrick has been a pastor for four churches. A little over 10 years ago, he found a new venue for his…

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