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Pet Hospice

I have had to put two of my cats to sleep during the course of the past 10 years. Both of these decisions were terribly difficult and painful....

A Unique Tribute to a Loved One: Turn Them Into a Diamond

I am in the process of planning my wedding. I haven't announced it here, as I didn't see its relevance to the topic of this blog. However while...

The Idea of "Death Panels"

I am so grateful to Dr. Atul Gawande's piece here acknowledging that end of life discussions are hard and his admission that he failed...

A Green Death Maiden: Esmerelda Kent Advocates Green Burials and Shrouds

Death is a deeply personal thing. Undoubtedly, it is often a heart-wrenching experience. Burial acts are rituals that provide closure to mourners,...

On Being an Injured Hospice Case Manager

I injured my back a few weeks ago and was told by Occupational Health that I should not be lifting more than 10 pounds until my injury heals. As...
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