The Usefulness of Grief: Ambiguous Loss & How to be Present with Those Grieving
Ambiguous Loss The end of a life triggers a whole set of customs and rituals that usher in the grieving process. We know the Kübler-Ross diagram of the five stages of grief. We have bereavement... read more
Published on March 4, 2015.
After Caregiving: The Grief and Rite of Passage of Elder Care
When we think of a rite of passage, we tend to think of coming of age, marriage, having children. The French ethnographer, Arnold van Gennep, studied what characterized rites of passage and found that... read more
Published on April 16, 2014.
Understanding Hospice & Home Care: Complimentary Partners in End-of-Life Care
Coordinating end-of-life care can be one of the most logistically and emotionally challenging aspects of eldercare. Adult children and loved ones will often find themselves immersed in conversations about what is best and honoring... read more
Published on March 10, 2014.