The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 74
Lizetta Staplefoote: Three
David Rakes: Lost his mother too soon.
trolled settings, however, "Grief
may be experienced differently
than say a sudden loss." Still,
death is final and those experiencing it are often "still not
prepared for the person's death
and their grief afterward."
Ranson says you cannot prepare for sudden, unexpected
death, but when death is inevitable and hospice is the choice
for the families, "patients and
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When you lose someone so
close to you in that manner,
thoughts instantly jump to
what did I, a friend, miss?
Unlike terminal illness or an
accident, a suicide leaves
everyone feeling somehow
families learn to live with (if
not accept) the reality of loss."
Hospice tends to focus on
what is most important for