The past flits and flutters back into my thoughts and alights on the branches of memory: Snowdrifts in front of Selby Abbey glowing in the warmth of Christmas lights, echoing …Read full article on Christmas reflections
Rebecca, a retired physician, often feels anxious and overwhelmed. Now wheelchair bound due to Parkinson’s disease, she’s frustrated by immobility and memory loss caused by dementia. But, when her brother, …Read full article on Spiritual Care and Dementia
Back on October 25, 2014, a group of twenty-two delegates from across the globe gathered in a downtown Vancouver hotel on a rainy Saturday morning to look at ways of …Read full article on Looking Back and Celebrating
I was a post-war baby. In recent years I’ve realised just how much the war and its aftermath shaped the atmosphere of the world I grew up in. I knew …Read full article on Let’s Bore our Grandchildren with Stories of the Pandemic!
In my previous blog, I looked at the concept of relational care – creating a network of support based on mutuality of affection, knowledge, and acceptance – and proposed that: …Read full article on Care and older people: What relational care means in practice
The past 18 months have been a tragic and brutal reminder of the impacts of serious illness, dying and bereavement. Whilst individual experiences have varied greatly, COVID-19 has highlighted an …Read full article on Every Story’s Ending
It’s easy to feel that an interest in ethics or philosophy is only loosely connected to everyday life, but of course the theories they generate can be investigated and evidenced …Read full article on Care and older people: changing the emphasis from the individual to the relational
….. I love the freedom to be able to let ideas and thoughts develop in a way that is without frameworks. ….. My work leading Compassionate Inverclyde is exactly like …Read full article on Journeying towards a Compassionate Community
Debbie Thrower invites greater participation in Scotland in Anna Chaplaincy for Older People. ‘It is gaining traction in many parts of the UK’, she writes, ‘as an effective way of …Read full article on What is Anna Chaplaincy?