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Recent Obituaries

Dorothy Haak 04/23/2017

Dorothy Mae Haak, age 90 of New Richmond, WI, died...

Glendetta Powers 04/22/2017

Glendetta Powers 04/22/2017

Glendetta Anna Powers age 92 of New Richmond entered...

George “Bud” Perry 04/19/2017

George “Bud” Perry 04/19/2017

George Edward “Bud” Perry of Bismarck, ND passed away on...

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Sudden Death vs Anticipated Death: Is One Worse?

Sudden Death vs Anticipated Death: Is One Worse?

As a hospital chaplain, I have held the sacred privilege of discussing end-of-life wishes with the dying.  A common response of the dying is that they would like to die quickly, peacefully, at home and in bed. While providing support to the bereaved, in sharing their experiences of death, they regularly discuss which is worse, sudden death or anticipated death?  In both experiences, sudden death and anticipated death, pain is experienced and the pain is significant. How we cope, is what makes the difference.

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Sudden Death vs Anticipated Death: Is One Worse?

Sudden Death vs Anticipated Death: Is One Worse?

As a hospital chaplain, I have held the sacred privilege of discussing end-of-life wishes with the dying.  A common response of the dying is that they would like to die quickly, peacefully, at home and in bed. While providing support to the bereaved, in sharing their experiences of death, they regularly discuss which is worse, sudden death or anticipated death?  In both experiences, sudden death and anticipated death, pain is experienced and the pain is significant. How we cope, is what makes the difference.

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When a Child Suffers Death and Grief

When a Child Suffers Death and Grief

When a Child Suffers Death, What Should You Say, What Do You Do? Children grieve too.  Yet too often we try to protect bereaved children from the pain of death and loss by not including them, struggling with what to say, trying to lessen the pain of death with phrases like, “grandma is sleeping” or “your father has gone on a long trip,” and struggling with how to best help them.  “What a teacher once said to me,” explains Dr. Shelley Gilbert “is if a child’s old enough to ask, they’re old enough to hear the answers.”

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Hearts Together, Forever…

Hearts Together, Forever…

By Chaplain Julia Rajtar, BCC, MAPS This month offers us an opportunity to celebrate love. As children in school, we shared valentine cards with classmates. Years later we shared a special dinner, a box of chocolates, exchanged a card, given flowers, sent a text with a special emoji on it or snap-chatted with someone special.

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