Ocean Sunrise

Hospice Is About Living

As someone who spent almost 25 years providing hospice services to the dying, this story reminded me of the thoughts that have gone through my mind and resided in my heart far too many times.

Flowers at Sunset

Hospice Care Isn’t Enough For All The Dying

Other medical professionals also are realizing that terminally ill adults should have access to a full range of end-of-life options. In May, the California Medical Association dropped its 28-year-long opposition to medical aid in dying, acknowledging that “despite the remarkable medical breakthroughs we’ve made and the world-class hospice or palliative care we can provide, it isn’t always enough.”

Chapel Tower, St-Jacques Hospice

Hospice Care Needed In The Latino Community

The support of group members and their sharing of personal stories helps other participants normalize their own grief by listening to another’s similar experiences. Some of the participants are able to say that their anxiety has lessened by talking about their own experiences.