This is Louise!
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Some lessons from my first day as a bereavement counseling therapist trainee:
It is so, so ordinary for siblings to be in conflict after the death of an elderly parent, it is painful and tender, it will happen to me
There are fewer instances of the “death rattle” these days because we’ve gotten better about not overhydrating dying patients (the rattle was often fluid aspirating into the lungs, which hastens and complicates dying)
A patient requesting lethal medication per the End of Life Option Act in California must make the request three times before being approved
Healthcare chaplains go through a bunch of supervised training, just like therapists
Get yourself an advance directive!