Charlie Van Dyke
There is disagreement about whether the origin of this poem is true. Nevertheless, it's message is true.

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Tampa, Florida, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
by Anthony Youn, M.D.
from CNN

Ten years ago, as part of a Burn Unit team, I faced a moral dilemma.

Should a doctor give a patient’s loved ones hope no matter the situation? Or should he allow them to say goodbye when a situation seems hopeless?

The decision we made haunts me to this day.

I am a junior surgery resident.

I stand with my attendi... read more
Michelle Cohen
Life Challenges and Loss
I often see adult patients who share with me the pain, anger and sadness they feel because of unresolved issues from their childhood experiences. They express how difficult it is to sustain healthy relationships, and want to process issues from their dysfunctional upbringing in order to move on with their lives. The a... read more
Janet  Galea
Loss
Posted June 1, 2011 by Janet Galea in Life Challenges and Loss
Loss

During a lifetime it happens to each of us many times in many ways
How do we cope?
Where do we turn?
What we all have in common.

I first felt the sadness of loss when I was fifteen. Our next door neighbor, a wonderful woman, had a brain aneurysm. She collapsed and died at work. I went to her “wake” and wondered what sense this made. Mar... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and co... read more
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