Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Candy Chang: Before I die I want to...


. ---This is a very taboo subject for most, but, probably, the most fruitful that one can undertake. I do feel that folks are realizing that pretending just isn't working anymore...so this may not be so bad. Candy Chang is very correct when she says that when one faces death in some form that suddenly a new improved, quality of living takes place. . ---This, of course applies to residents as well as to staff. It is true that residents as a whole possess more inherent knowledge, in this area, than staff people, in general, just by the conditions that we see. But, also, the setting that we find ourselves in doesn't usually lend to one person striking on his own and make a big dent in anything. . ---Imagine, if you would...a suggestion box situation that staff, volunteers, visitors and residents could use COMPLETELY ANONYMOUSLY, if they choose, and write down things that they would like to accomplish before they die. It wouldn't have be realistic or anything like that, but only a way to express whatever they wish. I think that there would be a very therapeutic situation happening for many folks.

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