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End-of-Life Care

The time before a loved one passes over is often a time of crisis, fear and insecurities for family members, friends and those close to them. In our Western culture there is no dedicated space for the process of dying. Dealing with death and dying is alien to many of us; it is mostly accompanied by fear, insecurity and discomfort. At the same time, the process of dying is a uniquely individual experience for every person.
The carer attends to the dying person's specific needs or wishes during the final phase of their life, supports them with soothing words - or is simply present. She ensures that the space and time is cleared for the completion of any unfinished tasks or processes that the dying person is going through; she may offer supportive counselling or just listening, and is equally there to support family members and loved ones.

The only precious things in life are the traces of love that we leave behind when we have to depart without being asked and say our final good-byes.

Albert Schweitzer