For my North Bay friends… Spiritual leaders across Sonoma Valley are addressing an inevitable topic that affects–Interfaith dialogue on death and dying in Sonoma | The Press Democrat Read more →
Hi friends. If you or someone you know is experienced in the palliative care world and is looking to join a pioneering, community based, patient-focused organization specializing in innovative and groundbreaking methodologies for delivering compassionate and comprehensive care, go to this link: ResolutionCare Is Recruiting! They are currently seeking individuals for the following positions: Palliative Care Nurse (APRN) Palliative Social Worker (MSW)… Read more →
Well, I’ve got my reading for the next few days… “Treatment of physical, psychological, social and spiritual suffering are central to palliative and hospice care, but our knowledge of the specific roles and practices of chaplains is still limited. Linda Emanuel and Joshua Hauser discuss the latest article collection on the activities of chaplains and the models guiding their practice,… Read more →
If you read my little review, but don’t feel you have the time to read the book, or want this as a n adjunct to it, here is the one hour PBS documentary based on it: Being Mortal | FRONTLINE | PBS. Read more →
Just finished Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. It was given to me by my mother-in-law, and we’ve had great discussions about it and end-of-life care in general as a result. It’s a good book to pass around the family. And it has opened a can of worms in the public conversation, or at least drawn our attention to… Read more →
I was telling a friend, Karen Erlichman, about hearing this on NPR. Dr. Michael Fratkin’s is creating a palliative care startup, ResolutionCare, to serve the people in rural northern California, and to be a model for individualized service everywhere. Since hearing this I’ve had some conversations with the doctor, and as you might expect, he’s a really nice guy, too.