Grief can take many forms. In the case of this week’s guest author, Noelle Bickle, it took the form of a ladybug, after her mother’s cancer death, just after Thanksgiving last year. By Noelle Bickle Two days before my mother… Continue Reading
In this short extract from the book Conversations on Dying, Dr. Larry Librach and author Phil Dwyer are discussing one of the most onerous psychological impacts affecting cancer patients: feeling like a burden to caregivers, friends and family. In his… Continue Reading
I first contacted today’s guest author, Julie Devaney, because I saw a Facebook post about a talk she was giving on patient centric care. It seemed she shared a passion for the subject with Larry Librach. I approached her to… Continue Reading
Guest author Elaine Jackson concludes her post on the death of her father-in-law.
Guest author Elaine Jackson, on the death of her father-in-law. This brave and vivid account reminded me of so many aspects of the death of my brother, John. Please note that Elaine has changed the names of the family members… Continue Reading
Our guest author this week is Lisa Reynolds-Jones. Lisa writes about her friend Jenny, who died in 2007. When she first wrote to me to outline Jenny’s story she said that she wanted to die on her own terms: “Dying… Continue Reading
Guest author Gwen Tuinman contemplates that moment we must all dread, when the world slows on its axis and time seems to grind to a stop. by Gwen Tuinman The doctor reviewed my file while I waited on a plastic… Continue Reading
The final installment of guest author Heidi Croot’s reminiscence of caring for her dying father.
This week’s guest author, Heidi Croot, tackles complex and difficult themes. What do we do when the struggle gets too much for the dying? Do we fight, or let them go? She also explores her relationship with her father, and… Continue Reading
This week’s guest author (full disclosure) is my wife, Natalie Parry. Natalie works in North America’s largest palliative care centre. She’s passionate about palliative care, and here she explains where that passion was born and how it was nurtured.