Our Ask Dr. Neimeyer column is where renowned Grief Expert Dr. Robert Neimeyer answers reader's questions about grieving as well as anticipatory grief. And in our Resource Center you'll find books, DVDs and grief counseling resources for guidance and healing along with information-related financial, insurance and estate planning.
Sometimes, the sudden “aloneness” is too much to bear. The conversations throughout the day with a spouse, the phone calls or emails with a friend or child—never again. The silence is almost unendurable. You yearn to continue the conversation. If you are coping with grief, you’ve come to the right place. Our online grief support site offers grief blogs, inspirational quotes, and interactive writing tools to help you manage your grief.
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, author of the groundbreaking book, “On Death and Dying” published 24 books during her lifetime, and has been translated into 34 languages. In her expansive body of work, she discussed care and support for the seriously ill, their families, the grieving and all who struggle with the effects of loss.
The Foundation participates in initiatives and collaborates with individuals and/or organizations that:
- Enhance compassionate care for the seriously ill and/or the dying
- Further the acceptance of death as a part of life (versus those that see death as a separate event apart from life)
- Enhance end-of-life care for special populations (such as those involved in hospice or palliative care for children, within the prison environment, or those living in remote populations or in developing countries, etc.
- Improve access to properly prescribed pain management medications as part of the end of life process
- Enhance communication surrounding all aspects of end of life care and compassionate care of the dying (and those that love them)
- Foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness as an important component of one’s life journey
- Enhance compassion and understanding of those who are grieving regardless of cause or origin
- Further the wishes of the end of life patient while respecting his or her right to humane treatment and compassionate care
Her books, educational material and additional resources can be found on their website: www.ekrfoundation.org.
Speaking of Dying – This 30-minute film shines a gentle, bright light on dying and opens conversations about resources and planning. Screenings with presentation and Q & A are currently available throughout the Puget Sound area.
Speaking of Dying Workshops - Facilitated 4-session workshops engage participants in the challenges and resources necessary to plan for a peaceful and meaningful death. In the process they become comfortable speaking openly about their own wishes. More information to schedule a screening or workshop is available on our website. Call 206 985 0400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a schedule of fees.
Death with Dignity
Death with Dignity National Center is a 501(c)3, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to provide Death with Dignity as an option for dying individuals and to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care. The organization authored, passed, and defended the Oregon Death with Dignity Act (1994/1997/2006); was instrumental in passing the Washington (2008) Vermont (2013), and California (2015) laws, and spearheaded the Maine (2000), Hawaii (2002), and Massachusetts (2012) campaigns.
For more information, visit www.DeathwithDignity.org,
or find them on Twitter @DeathwDignity and Facebook /DeathwithDignity.
Charter for Compassion International provides an umbrella for people to engage in collaborative partnerships worldwide.
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