Opportunities for personal growth

Lessons for life

The palliative care expert says
Dr. Balfour Mount, the grandfather of palliative care talks about being a healer, his own death anxiety as he faces advanced cancer and the opportunities for personal growth. (3:22)Video transcript
The grief expert says
Dr. Chris MacKinnon discusses finding meaning in end of life care. (3:22)Video transcript

Observing acts of love and thoughtfulness by or between patients and families, and witnessing the death of another person, may put life in a new perspective. Being moved while serving those who are dying can clarify life priorities. These insights can be gifts.

 

Reflective exercise

How does encountering death change the way I view:

My own life?

My relationships? 

My priorities? 

How I spend my time and energy?