Articles and Inspiration
Tube Placement for Nutrition at End of Life
To Peg or Not to Peg by William M. Plonk, Jr., MD
How to Create an Ethical Will
Hospice Consumer Advice
10 Facts You Need to Know About Hospice
Is hospice care the right option for you or a loved one? by Paula Spencer Scott, AARP Bulletin, November 2015
How to Choose a Hospice
Suffering at End of Life Getting Worse, Not Better
Desire for Hastened Death
This article by Monica Branigan MD, reviews the desire for hastened death (DHD) as a large cohort of individuals who value autonomy and control age and experience illness..
THE GUEST HOUSE
(translation by Coleman Barks)
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.