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End-of-Life Care, Hospice Quotes and Poems

Quotes and poems can often convey in few words the meaning of and depth of feelings about a particular topic. This collection of quotes and poems on hospice and end of life care convey what can be learned about dying and the dying process, insights into this final phase of life and the importance of being with the dying.
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Being with a Dying Person
At the end of life, what often matters most to a person who is dying is simply being--taking time to hold a hand, give support and just be. This article looks at how to be with a dying person.
Healing: A Gift of Self
A special poem written for those who walk with loved ones on difficult path--their final journey. I have gifted this poem to friends helping their loved ones live until the end.
Healers and Healing
This poem was written at the end of my residency about the lessons that I learned from my hospice patients, in particular, of the importance of knowing when to stop pursuing aggressive therapies. It is also about learning the importance of being present with a patient who is on the final phase of their life journey.
In Her Own Words: Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross
This article was written about one of the pioneers of hospice and the death with dignity movement in the United States article, Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross. A special collection of her inspiring quotes are included on the topics of death and dying, grief, mourning, pain and suffering and life and living.
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: On Learning from Death & Dying
This collection of quotes "On Learning from Death and Dying" explain what Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross learned from her lifetime of working with people who were in the final stages of living. This collection is part of the "A Pioneer of Hospice" article.
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: On Death and On Dying
This collection of Kubler-Ross's quotes "On Death" and "On Dying" offer insights into this final phase of life, the importance of being present and what can be learned from dying patients. This collection is part of the "A Pioneer of Hospice" article.
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: On Mourning, Pain & Suffering
This collection of quotes "On Mourning" "On Pain" and "On Suffering" explain what Dr. Kubler-Ross discovered about these difficult subjects during her lifetime of working with those who were dying. This collection is part of the "A Pioneer of Hospice" article.
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: On Life & Living
This last collection of quotes "On Life and Living" explain what Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross learned about life and about living by caring for those who living in the final stage of life and their families. This collection is part of the "A Pioneer of Hospice" article.

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