In an effort to expand and enhance what I know about hospice care and end-of-life issues, in addition to what I'm learning in my field placement in the MSW program, I stumbled across this absolutely fantastic video yesterday. It's called "How to Be with Someone at End of Life," and it actually addresses more than 30 separately important topics, but gently, with appealing wisdom and insight. It's a conversation between a subject matter expert, Peg Armstrong, and a frankly fantastic interviewer, Mary Denman, who lobs a simple, elegant question and gets a wonderful, on-point answer every time.
The video is part of a whole series of videos for caregivers, put out by Morningside Ministries and sponsored by various foundations. (Disclaimer: There is no religious overtone to this whatsoever. Just excellent education.) There were a few other videos I watched on their site as well -- with more than interest me -- but this one was by far the best and one of the best I've ever seen. Excellent education. Worth watching, bookmarking, and sharing with families who are going through the process -- not to mention other caregivers and helping professionals. Could spark a lot of good conversations, too, if watched jointly with others. An A+ effort, and impact!
Here's the link: http://bit.ly/2jBs4t6