Judaism & Hospice

Judaism, Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers. What you need to know about Jewish approaches to end-of-life care. This post is part of a series sponsored by and developed in partnership with MJHS Health System and UJA-Federation of New York to raise awareness and facilitate conversations about end of life care in a Jewish context. Full Article Here
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Book Suggestion: The Suicide Funeral (or Memorial Service): Honoring Their Memory, Comforting Their Survivors

The Suicide Funeral (or Memorial Service) 2017, edited by Melinda Moore and Daniel A. Roberts. The editors say, “This book is designed to assist clergy, chaplains, and other faith leaders as they develop sermons and homilies for a funeral service. …Those who plan and lead a funeral service may enable family and friends to understand and participate intentionally in their grief process.” ...
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Hope Is Greater Than Love

Hope is a greater human need than even love Original article available here: https://www.yediot.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5456186,00.html “תקווה היא צורך אנושי גדול יותר אפילו מאהבה” לקראת פסח 1972 אמא של בן קורן קראה לו, לאחיו ולאחותו לחדר השינה שלה ובישרה להם: “אבא לא יהיה איתנו בליל הסדר. הוא מאושפז בבית חולים במצב לא טוב”. כמה שעות לאחר מכן הגיעו כולם לבית החולים “סלואן...
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Seeking and Accepting:U.S. Clergy Theological and Moral Perspectives Informing Decision Making at the End of Life

Justin J. Sanders, MD, MS, Vinca Chow, MD, Andrea C. Enzinger, MD, Tai-Chung Lam, MBBS, Patrick T. Smith, MDiv, PhD, Rebecca Quin ̃ones, MTS, Andrew Baccari, MDiv, Sarah Philbrick, BS, Gloria White-Hammond, MD, MDiv, John Peteet, MD, Tracy A. Balboni, MD, MPH, and Michael J. Balboni, PhD, ThM, MDiv ABSTRACT Background: People with serious illness frequently rely on religion/spirituality to cope...
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Staff and Family guide after death of an Orthodox Jewish patient

North Shore University Hospital is dedicated to accommodating patient/family wishes regarding the ritual treatment of a patient from the moment of death until removal from the facility, as consistent with applicable civil laws and regulations. Patients/families are encouraged to make known specific concerns/requests in advance so that these can be documented in the chart or anticipated (as appropriate). Recognizing the importance that...
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Hospice Chaplain Reflects On Life, Death And The ‘Strength Of The Human Soul with Terry Gross

As a hospice chaplain, it’s Kerry Egan’s job to help dying people accept their own mortality. Sometimes that means sitting with them as they express their regrets and fears. Other times, she listens as they recount their life stories and reflect on the experiences that brought them joy. “There’s no time to preach or teach,” Egan tells Fresh Air‘s Terry...
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The Suicide Funeral. Book.

The Suicide Funeral (or Memorial Service) 2017, edited by Melinda Moore and Daniel A. Roberts   The editors say, “This book is designed to assist clergy, chaplains, and other faith leaders as they develop sermons and homilies for a funeral service. …Those who plan and lead a funeral service may enable family and friends to understand and participate intentionally in their grief process.” ...
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