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Hospice Palliative Care Tip of the Month – December 2013 Waterloo Wellington HPC Consultation Services Balance for the...

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Hospice Palliative Care Tip of the Month – December 2013

Waterloo Wellington HPC Consultation Services

Balance for the Holidays

Warmest wishes from the HPC Consultants Cathy & Chris

The holiday season is a joyous time of celebration for many of us, and yet a very difficult time of year for others. Memories of those no longer with us, absent places at a family table, or anticipating these soon to be situations burden all of us as human beings at some time. Our palliative physicians, nurses, therapists, personal support workers, volunteers and other members of our team juggle their own family and holiday commitments with the needs of our very ill patients and families. Arriving home to our own families after tending to our dying and grieving patients and families is a difficult balancing act, even for the most experienced practitioners. We hope you gift yourself with time this season to reflect on your blessings and enjoy activities that bring you peace and joy.

 If you or someone you know is struggling with grief this holiday season, some great suggestions can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/bfotoronto/resources/articles/tips-for-coping-with-the-holiday-season-2012 