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Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving)

pfr-banner-post-1Despite the risk for the onset of burden, some informal caregivers manage challenges quite well and demonstrate a certain degree of resilience. What does resilience look like among those providing care to dying individuals?

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A veterinarian’s perspective on end-of-life care and humane euthanasia

February 7th, 2017 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on A veterinarian’s perspective on end-of-life care and humane euthanasia)

pfr-banner-post-1The modern strengthening of the human-animal bond has supported the development of a comprehensive veterinary practice that provides care for all life stages, including the end-of-life

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Turning responsibly towards death: A Jewish pastoral perspective

February 6th, 2017 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Turning responsibly towards death: A Jewish pastoral perspective)

picture 735pfr-banner-post-1Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan says that while we don’t know what happens on the ‘other side’ of death, we can prepare for it ‘on this side’ by letting go of attachments and grievances, and respond to death by learning to support the bereaved

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Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?

January 18th, 2017 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Why is everyone talking about painkillers, but not about pain?)

pfr-banner-post-1Brock University professor Dan Malleck says that while concern about addictive painkillers is strong, concern about the broader social causes of pain should be even stronger

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The role of mindfulness in end of life care

January 10th, 2017 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on The role of mindfulness in end of life care)

picture-723pfr-banner-post-1Mindfulness assists people with their end of life process by giving them and their caregivers a tool they can use in order to be fully aware of the present moment and their own physical and mental states

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Keynote by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge: Reflections on Dying

November 25th, 2016 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Keynote by Dr. Eike-Henner Kluge: Reflections on Dying)

picture-722pfr-banner-post-1“This talk is about death and dying. Not about dying unexpectedly or by accident, but about dying as an event that in principle is within our control”

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