Tag: Hospice

Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

| Rick Snizek | June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Arriving in the early evening at Fatima Hospital, Father Richard Narciso — his anxiety level already raised due to the circumstances — listened intently as Gloria, the nurse assigned to guide him, detailed the procedures he would need to follow to mitigate his risk of falling prey to COVID-19, the same illness afflicting the patient he had arrived to anoint.

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Palliative sedation while approaching death

Palliative sedation while approaching death

| Father Tad Pacholczyk | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Because suffering almost always imposes itself on us during life, and especially at the end of life, it can be helpful to reflect on the need to accept some personal suffering as we die, even as we recognize the importance of palliative steps and other comfort measures.

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Speakers address palliative care, pain management, treating ‘whole person’

Speakers address palliative care, pain management, treating ‘whole person’

| Jo Ann Zuniga | October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

A woman religious suffering from metastatic breast cancer in the final stages received medication to ease severe pain and thanked the doctors and nurses.

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St. Gianna’s daughter: Parents showed suffering can be embraced with joy

St. Gianna’s daughter: Parents showed suffering can be embraced with joy

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

“My mom and my dad each taught me about the way of the cross,” and that it should be embraced with joy, because it is closely connected to the resurrection, Molla said. 

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Father Tegeder dies in hospice care

Father Tegeder dies in hospice care

| July 11, 2016 | 5 Comments

Two Minneapolis churches remember Father Tegeder as listener, unifier

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Hospice nurse puts faith at the forefront of comforting patients

Hospice nurse puts faith at the forefront of comforting patients

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tom Cassidy says he has his mother to thank for his 27-year career with Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul.

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Catholic hospice care a way to live fully as death approaches

Catholic hospice care a way to live fully as death approaches

| Deb Lane | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was Dec. 7, 1941. As the nation turned its eyes to Pearl Harbor and the attack that would spur the U.S. to enter World War II, five Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne were opening an end-of-life nursing facility in St. Paul. Then called Our Lady of Good Counsel Home, it began as a place for terminal cancer patients who were unable to afford care in other nursing facilities or to continue care at home.

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Retired hospice doctor:  ‘It’s not unhealthy to think about death’

Retired hospice doctor: ‘It’s not unhealthy to think about death’

| October 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

“It was there that I learned about the dying patient,” Thalhuber said of Our Lady of Good Counsel. “What they taught me about my own mortality is to trust and be grateful. And trust trumps all. When patients trusted, and were grateful for what they had accomplished and who they were, and knew who they were, it was a very powerful experience.”

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Local hospice offers no-cost care regardless of illness

Local hospice offers no-cost care regardless of illness

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Paula Winsor flew to New York and saw how much pain her sister Connie was in with terminal colon cancer, she knew that bringing her back to Minnesota to be with family toward the end was the right thing to do.

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Hospice services in archdiocese offer comfort, respect dignity

Hospice services in archdiocese offer comfort, respect dignity

| October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Catholic Senior Services, a consortium of all Catholic senior care providers who serve the elderly in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has information about hospice and palliative care resources in the archdiocese.

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