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I'm a nurse and my super power is the ability to smell death. I wish I couldn't. It's usually too late.

Ch 2 'Eros': St Christopher’s Hospice in London, opened its doors to dying people in 1967, sparking the modern hospice movement. The hospice was envisioned in the late 1940s by the Christian doctor Cicely Saunders & is said to have been inspired by a dying Polish Jew, David Tasma. I go back to Tasma's life & the forgotten constellation of events that brought him to London. How much is the modern hospice movement & it's concept of 'total pain' a response to the Holocaust?

Ch 2 'Eros': St Christopher’s Hospice in London, opened its doors to dying people in 1967, sparking the modern hospice movement. The hospice was envisioned in the late 1940s by the Christian doctor Cicely Saunders & is said to have been inspired by a dying Polish Jew, David Tasma. I go back to Tasma's life & the forgotten constellation of events that brought him to London. How much is the modern hospice movement & it's concept of 'total pain' a response to the Holocaust?

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.    Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain.

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain.

Palliative Care Australia

Australian Palliative Care Conference, 2011 - Is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life.

One of the biggest problems we face as oncologists is that we often can’t figure out what our patients would like to know about their prognosis. Even when we ask.

How Much Do You Want to Know About Your Cancer?

Living With Cancer: The New Medicine. An ovarian cancer clinical trial experience.

Mariah Walton, who has pulmonary hypertension, at her home. ‘I would like to see my parents prosecuted,’ she says.

Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ

Mariah Walton, who has pulmonary hypertension, at her home. ‘I would like to see my parents prosecuted,’ she says.

A doctor who has been alongside her 91-year-old patient for some 20 years prepares to say goodbye.

One Last Visit to See My Patient

A doctor who has been alongside her patient for some 20 years prepares to say goodbye.

My patient was 25, and I knew she was dying. How could I tell her?

As her fiance and father waits, a young ER doc grapples with the impact of honesty

‘Marcus Aurelius: Philosopher Emperor or Philosopher-King?’ by Steven Umbro and Tina Forsee | Stoicism Today

‘Stoicism When Technology Fails: Ancient Steps for a Modern Path’ by James Gill

Autopsy table

Morgues and mortuaries

Broken Heart; Terrible Mood; Frightening People in Power; Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) has one prescription.

Artist Navigates Grief With Simple Yet Relatable Drawings About Life After Loss

Making sense of a family tragedy  When a baby is stillborn, or dies soon after birth, one charity is there to help bereaved parents. Annalisa Barbieri meets a mother who was helped by Sands after her son died – and now helps others in turn

Making sense of a family tragedy

Making sense of a family tragedy When a baby is stillborn, or dies soon after birth, one charity is there to help bereaved parents. Annalisa Barbieri meets a mother who was helped by Sands after her son died – and now helps others in turn

Grief is not a medical condition.You don’t recover. It is a change of life. When people can’t make you feel better they would rather remove themselves it can feel so uncomfortable. But simply being ‘alongside’ us can make it easier, rather than that terrible awkwardness. The reason I have found grief so exhausting is I’m also trying to make it ok for other people to be around us.

Grief is not a medical condition.You don’t recover. It is a change of life. When people can’t make you feel better they would rather remove themselves it can feel so uncomfortable. But simply being ‘alongside’ us can make it easier, rather than that terrible awkwardness. The reason I have found grief so exhausting is I’m also trying to make it ok for other people to be around us.

#Crowdfunder Elke shares her heartbreaking story, and how she wants to help other families in her position. http://www.bloomvc.com/project/Is-Daddy-Coming-Back-in-a-Minute

Is Daddy coming back in a minute?

The “Zen” in our name reflects our approach of bringing mindfulness and compassion to our care for the dying, their caregivers, and the bereaved.  This approach is grounded in the 2,500 year-old teachings of the Buddha, especially as they relate to coping with death and dying. The Buddha taught that life is happiest for those who learn to meet change, loss, and the eventuality of death with equanimity and kindness.

Hospice resources from SF's Zen Hospice—full of useful links from around the web.