Death and Bereavement
Dying Could Be a
Grief grows as death
draws nearer. Counsellors and spiritual advisors
become crucial at this time. Emotional and spiritual
needs during this last stage of life are often pressing
and must be met with love and compassion.
Terminal care refers to the management of patients
during the last few months, weeks or days of life.
Patients may be suffering from severe pain and other
physical symptoms that must be controlled without
unnecessary medical intrusion.
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disease makes one realise the fragility of
life and the immediacy of death more than
cancer. As the disease spreads through the
body, the reality that life is now only a
few thousand breaths and a few hundred days
becomes excruciatingly clear. Not just the
with cancer but his family also undergoes
with him a period of deep trauma and hardship,
where there is physical agony and mental anguish.
Grief grows as death draws
nearer. Counsellors and spiritual advisors become
crucial at this time. Family, friends and staff
can help patients by remaining calm and loving,
and above all, by placing the needs of patients
before their own. The dying are looking to the
future, so it is important for loved ones not
to hold them back by showing them fears they might
harbour about their own futures. The main goal
of all carers at this time should be that patients
make this great transition with peace and clarity.
When a close relative dies,
especially a partner or a child, it can be very
difficult for the bereaved loved ones to cope.
The bereaved find solace in talking about their
departed loved ones.
When a close relative dies, especially a partner
or a child, it can be very difficult for the bereaved
loved ones to cope. Ganga Prem Hospice will provide
bereavement services, which will continue as long
as they are needed. The bereaved find solace in
talking about their departed loved ones, so it
is important that the staff and volunteers engaged
in this service be prepared to listen with patience
and sympathy for as long as the grieving relative
needs to talk. In some cases there may be social
and economic difficulties for the bereaved, especially
when the departed relative was the only wage earner
in the family. In these cases the bereavement
services will include practical counselling and
help to overcome these problems.
Spiritual Support can be
an invaluable solace during the period of dying