death

Thinking About Comfort Care

by Audrey Miller on May 6, 2019

in End of Life

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The sun is finally shining,  we are having double digit temperatures and it is the start of the week.  While today’s blog topic on end of life treatment  may sound like a downer, thinking, talking and preparing for it,  I feel is positive. The New York Times article, ‘How to Make Doctors […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca Does her name sound familiar? Audrey was 57 years old when she died last month, by her own choice and with medical assistance. She had been diagnosed 2 years earlier with incurable cancer and had chosen to die on her own terms- except she really didn’t. In her own words: “people like […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca My fellow bloggers and I write frequently about Powers of Attorney, however my concerns are often focused on the lack of planning when it comes to making Powers of Attorney for both Personal Care and Property. More specifically, although I do not have any statistical data, my subject matter experience tells me […]

The Randomness of Life

by Audrey Miller on October 2, 2017

in Articles & Blogs by Audrey, End of Life

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca On Wednesday, September 27th, Ken Chung, a 39 year old academic Philosopher died of Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer. Diagnosed in March 2016, Ken blogged about his experience up until his very last days, providing a unique and important perspective on what it means to both live and die. Ken wrote with exceptional […]

By: Audrey Miller, originally published @allaboutestates.ca While the New Year starts in January, Jews around the world celebrate another New Year, the birth of the universe, 5778 years ago based on the Hebrew calendar. While it is the first of the High Holidays, for many who may not attend synagogue, it may still be recognized […]

It does seem like only yesterday because, while time has not stood still, sometimes our sentiments don’t change. The event and message is the same. It is a few years later and there is a new US golf champion. We still however miss those who are no longer around. It was hard not to know […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca The Huffington Post published a blog titled ‘Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying’  which was forwarded to me by my son.   Bronnie Ware,  the author, provides an important message about living without regret. Ms. Ware worked in palliative care and asked her patients if they had any regrets or would have done […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca One of my favourite doctors to listen to is Dr. Brian Goldman. His interview last week and subsequent blog aptly called ‘Palliative care needs a new name’ struck a chord with me and I felt it was an important issue to share. The study referenced included a small sample size of 48 […]

Originally posted @allaboutestates.ca on Feb 4, 2016: This blog is about the ‘D’ words: disease, decay, decline and death.   It is also about the death of my neighbour’s tree. What is the relationship of a dying tree to estates and trusts? I think the connection is about loss and emotions. Our neighbour’s 100  plus year […]

Originally posted on May 30, 2014 on allaboutestates.ca I attended an unveiling last Sunday and it was a wonderful reminder of how one’s community comes together to support one another in times of need. An ‘unveiling’ is the Jewish custom when the tombstone is uncovered. I have referenced Maurice Lamm’s 1969 publication The Jewish Way […]