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Category Archive for 'Palliative Care'

At the Bahia Resort: 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109 With Sogyal Rinpoche Author of the highly-acclaimed The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Understanding the Mind: the Key to Peace & Happiness – A Public Talk November 26 at 7pm | Admission $20, Students $10 The Secret of Meditation & How […]

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Palliative and Supportive Care (2009), 7, 405–414. CYNDA HYLTON RUSHTON, PH.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., DEBORAH E. SELLERS, PH.D., KAREN S. HELLER, PH.D., BEVERLY SPRING, B.A., M.D., BARBARA M. DOSSEY, PH.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., AND JOAN HALIFAX, PH.D. ABSTRACT Objective: Health care professionals report a lack of skills in the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of caring for dying […]

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May 21, 2010 — May 28, 2010 Instructors: Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD * Ben Daitz, MD * Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN * Susan Benjamin, MA * Tony Back, MD and Mary Taylor Description: WAIT LIST ONLY This revolutionary and practical training program for health care professionals gives essential tools for work with dying people and their families.  […]

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In Dharma in Hell, prison activist and meditation teacher Fleet Maull shares his journey of transformation and service amidst the anger, violence, darkness and despair of a maximum security federal prison. This collection of previously published and unpublished writings from his 14 years behind bars vibrates with kindness, hope and the triumph of the human […]

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from J Palliat Med. 2009 Aug 28 Ando M, Morita T, Akechi T, Ito S, Tanaka M, Ifuku Y, Nakayama T. 1 Faculty of Nursing, St. Mary’s College , Fukuoka, Japan . Abstract Objective: The primary goal of the study was to assess the efficacy of mindfulness-based meditation therapy on anxiety, depression, and spiritual well-being […]

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May 16, 2010 — May 23, 2010 at the Upaya Institute, NM This revolutionary and practical training program for health care professionals gives essential tools for work with dying people and their families.  Designed for physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice workers, and clergy, the training covers core issues related to dying, death, and grieving; ethical issues in end-of-life care […]

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from J Cancer Educ. 2006 Spring;21(1):30-4 Borod M. Division of Palliative Care, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4. manuel.borod@muhc.mcgill.ca Humor and laughter have been thought to be beneficial for thousands of years. Although much has been written on this subject, there is very little written about the actual use […]

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from the journal,  Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2009 Apr 24 Downey L, Engelberg RA, Standish LJ, Kozak L, Lafferty WE. University of Washington. Improving end-of-life care is a priority in the United States, but assigning priorities for standard care services requires evaluations using appropriate study design and appropriate outcome indicators. A recent randomized controlled […]

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from the journal, Int J Nurs Pract. 2009 Jun;15(3):145-55 Williams AM, Davies A, Griffiths G. The Western Australian Centre for Cancer and Palliative Care, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. anne.m.williams@health.wa.gov.au Nurses often use non-pharmacological measures to facilitate comfort for patients within the hospital setting. However, guidelines for use of these measures are […]

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by Anne Bruce   RN PhD The perception of time shifts as patients enter hospice care. As a complex, socially determined construct, time plays a significant role in end-of-life care. Drawing on Buddhist and Western perspectives, conceptualizations of linear and cyclical time are discussed alongside notions of time as interplay of embodied experience and concept. […]

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