September 20, 2019 / Sarah Girling, MSW “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart” -Elizabeth Andrew Volunteers hold a very special place in hospice. In fact, the idea of hospice was born once volunteers began dedicating their time to helping others navigate a difficult and vital life transition.
Comprehensive and compassionate hospice in Los Angeles, CA offers comfort and support for individuals, together with their families, facing life-limiting illness. The goal is not to pursue a cure, but to make the end-of-life as rich and meaningful as possible with minimal discomfort. If you’re considering hospice care for yourself or a loved one, factor
Swearing the Pain Away July 5, 2019 / Reid M. Jacobs, APHSW-C, MSW Don’t tell my mom, but sometimes I cuss. Not all the time, but occasionally. When I stub my toe or get a paper cut, swear words will inevitably fly out of my mouth. This is a common experience. But it turns out
Refusing Pain Medications June 28, 2019 / Reid M. Jacobs, APHSW-C, MSW Earlier this month, we discussed the connection between pain and suffering <link> and briefly noted that some people refuse pain medications. We’d like to explore that further here. People are often concerned about the risk of addiction that comes with these medications. The
Non-verbal Signs of Pain June 21, 2019 / Reid M. Jacobs, APHSW-C, MSW It can be difficult to know when someone is in pain, especially if they can’t say that they’re in pain. This happens a lot when someone has severe cognitive impairment or advanced disease that hinders communication. This can be caused by progressive
Pain vs. Suffering June 14, 2019 / Reid M. Jacobs, APHSW-C, MSW Not everyone with pain suffers and not all those who suffer have pain. That sounds wrong, doesn’t it? The nature of pain and suffering seem almost identical, and the terms are often used interchangeably. However, there are some important distinctions between the two.
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