Ep. 35 – Tips For Taking Care of End of Life Patients - Melanie Sheckels, RN
Melanie Sheckels, RN rejoins us for our continued conversation about death, grief, and trauma. In this episode, we discuss how to best care for end-of-life patients and holistic regenerative care. Some of the tips we discuss are validating a patient’s grief, having a centering process, and trusting the wisdom of the patient.
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- (0:00) Introduction
- (3:00) Tip 1 - Learning to Trust the Wisdom of the Patient Who is Dying
- (13:44) Tip 2 - Having a Centering Process
- (25:22) Trauma & Burnout
- (34:30) Tip 3 - Attuning Ourselves
- (43:55) Tip 4 - Being Intentional With Interventions
- (49:26) Tip 5 - Validating a Patient’s Grief
- (1:00:12) Tip 6 - Speaking Plainly & Directly to Your Patients
- (1:04:34) Tip 7 - Contemplating Our Relationships With Time
- (1:11:00) Death Jam Events & Podcast
About MELANIE SHECKELS, RN
Melanie is a death, grief, and trauma educator and guide who's helped hundreds of humans move from fear of death into pleasure, possibility, and peace.
Through her practice as a Death Doula, she guides dying people, families, and caregivers through thresholds of profound loss and change toward stability, vitality, embodiment, and trust.
She believes that death is a sacred, rite of passage, not a medical event and that even amidst great loss and difficulty, we each contain an inherent, unbreakable blueprint of health and wholeness that we may return to with deep, consistent care & connection.
Melanie is also the host of the Death Jam podcast & community event.
Host – Maggie Reichard
Producer – Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producer – Katie Schrauben
Assistant Producer – Sam MacKay
Music – Aidan Dykes