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At a ribbon-cutting Wednesday, Hospice of the Piedmont and University of Virginia Health System officials unveiled the center, a “cutting-edge, state-of-the art” 10-bed unit at the UVa Transitional Care Hospital on Ivy Road.
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.
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For a few hours Friday, he seemed to be at home in the sky, high above the rolling fields of Lancaster County. “He wouldn’t have cared where we took him on this flight, he just enjoys being up in a plane.”
Nurse Tracy Calhoun says the four-year-old pup works three days a week in an Oregon hospice.
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.”
The five stages, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost.
Her seminal book On Death & Dying was published in 1969, in which she explained the process of dying in which she first described her now classically regarded Five Stages of Grief. The book, and the supporting publication of her ideas in Time magazine, achieved wide circulation, so that Elisabeth Kübler-Ross soon became known for her pioneering work with the terminally ill, and for her ideas in the counselling and support of those affected by death and bereavement.