Article: Connecting Judaism and Hospice

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri February 14, 2014 in Caregivers

couple woman kissing head of man“By aggressively treating symptoms and avoiding invasive procedures of little or no benefit… hospice allows the dying person to use his or her final months to complete the spiritual, emotional and relationship tasks in a setting better suited to the journey.”

In his article, “To Hope: Hospice Care in Line with Jewish Tradition,” published in The Jewish Week, Rabbi Charles Rudansky connects the compassionate goals of hospice care with teachings about death and dying from the Jewish tradition. His eloquent writing touches on universal ideas about the end of life, faith and spirituality.

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