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Grief is a normal and natural response to death. It can affect our cognitive processes, tax our emotions, change our social lives and can even challenge our spiritual understanding. “Grief is inextricably tied to love” says Liane Fry, LMFT, bereavement specialist at Scripps Health. “Generally ...
- Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Caring for patients during the last days of their lives can be challenging and costly as doctors weigh whether more or less treatment is warranted. As a result, hospitals are increasingly embracing palliative and hospice services, according to a report by Healthleaders magazine. And they are looking ...
- Monday, September 16th, 2013
Former first lady Rosalynn Carter once said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world: Those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” Providing care for a loved one who is seriously ill or ...
- Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
- Well Being Centers
In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight on end-of-life medical care. Planning ahead for end-of-life medical decisions can make the final days less stressful for not only the patient, but for families and caregivers as ...
- Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011