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The Truth About Palliative Care

By Russ Granich, MD,Chief Medical Officer of Palliative Care of the East Bay Many people get upset if their doctor says she wants to refer …

Hospice Moments – Last Week

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent poems: Even …

Hospice Moments – Inspired by JW

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent poems: She …

Hospice Poet Wins National Contest

Our own Spiritual Care Counselor, Bette Birnbaum, submitted the following poem to the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization creative arts contest and won! We …

The Catalyst

In biology class, we learn how plants grow. A green plant uses sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into sugars that the plant uses …

Hospice Moments – Bless the Beasts

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent poems: The …

My Last Supper

Few of us get to choose our last meal on earth. Death row inmates do, and researchers report that those awaiting execution often ask for …

Hospice Moments – Lord of the Dance

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent reflections: Joe’s …

End-of-Life Option Act

In explaining his recent signing of the End-of-Life Option Act, Governor Brown wrote, “I do not know what I would do if I were dying …

Hospice Moments – Salvation

Spiritual Care Counselor Bette Birnbaum is often moved to poetry by her experiences with families in hospice. Here is one of her recent poems: As …

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