Changing Lives Podcast

Our Weekly Podcast Covering the World of Hospice and Palliative Care

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What Grieving People Wish You Knew At Christmas

December 23rd, 2019|

With the end of another year, comes an array of celebration – everywhere we turn people seem to be happy and enjoying the holidays. But for individuals who have recently lost someone they love; the holiday season can feel more like something they need to get through, rather than enjoy. While there is very little that we can do to fix the pain of loss our grieving loved ones are facing, we can bring them comfort and do our best to be empathetic of their grief during the holiday season. Tune in to this week's Changing Lives Podcast to learn what grieving people wish you knew at Christmas.

Supporting Grieving Children During The Holidays

December 9th, 2019|

For most children and families, the holiday season is one that’s filled with joy, love and celebration. But after experiencing the loss of someone you love, holiday celebrations can become especially difficult. Different family members can, and typically do, grieve in different ways. That's why in this week's Changing Lives Podcast we're going to discuss how to support grieving children during the holidays.

History of Hospice Care

November 25th, 2019|

Hospice care has been practiced for over 1,500 years. The creation of the “modern day” hospice is credited to Dame Cicely Saunders who, in England during the 1950’s, realized that managing pain at end of life was not enough. Be sure to check out this week's Changing Lives Podcast to learn more about Dame Saunders and the history of hospice care.

National Bereavement Day 2019

November 18th, 2019|

Canada’s third National Bereavement Day will be celebrated by individuals across the country on November 19th, 2019. The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, the leading national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada, were the advocates behind the creation of National Bereavement Day. Listen in for more information about grief and bereavement, and the support available to individuals from Hospice Quinte in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

November 11th, 2019|

Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed each year on the third Thursday in November. This year, Children’s Grief Awareness Day falls on Thursday, November 21st. The goal of Children's Grief Awareness Day is to bring attention to the fact that being openly supportive can make the world of a difference in the life of a grieving child. Learn more about Children's Grief Awareness Day and what grief is like for children in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

When Feeling Okay Feels Wrong

October 28th, 2019|

Losing a loved one is devastating, and unfortunately, grief offers us no timeline. At first, it might feel as though everything has completely stopped; thoughts of “growth” and “healing” from this significant loss seem inconceivable. But, as time passes, there are fewer tears and you begin to experience the joys of life again, but grief is a funny thing. For some individuals, starting to feel okay again, while still grieving the loss of a loved one, can feel wrong. Learn more in this week's Changing Lives Podcast.

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