Monthly Archives: January 2013

No Flowers on the Psych Ward

“Psychiatric hospitals have a certain smell. Old urine hits the nostrils first and then the sting of bleach. As I unlock the metal doors, the smell lets me know where and what I am: a pre-doctoral intern at a forensic … Continue reading

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Turning a Home Into a Hospital

“The idea of hospice care in my home overwhelmed me. I did not want my apartment to become a nursing facility, and the idea of personally taking care of my mother was frightening. I was preoccupied with thoughts and fears … Continue reading

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On the Way to Hospice, Surprising Hurdles

Even though more than 40 percent of American deaths now involve hospice care, many families still are trying to shoulder the burden on their own rather than turning to a proven source of help and knowledge. I’ve surmised that the … Continue reading

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Stanford Hospital’s Rabbi Lori Klein Discusses Shehechianu: Living in the Moment

part of the series Sacred Conversations as We Age Presented by the Stanford Spiritual Care Program Maintaining our quality of life as we age means expanding our spiritual and emotional horizons even as we optimize our physical health. The staff … Continue reading

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