Many people associate the word mindfulness with monks and strict buddhists but in actual fact, mindfulness should be a subject of interest for patients and their caregivers
he cause of your suffering is not your illness but the fact that you don’t want to be sick. You resist and struggle against it, but you can’t shed your disease. Even the doctor can’t do that for you.
The 1st of November, 2017 was another day transformed into a beautiful and special occasion by ‘Nong Kan’ or Rasawan Muangmingsuk’s passing that gave many people the opportunity to learn about preparing for a peaceful death.
On the last note of the young female captain’s voice, the mothership soars into the realm of the imagination, bringing the audience back in time, through childhood story after another.
As a writer and columnist interested in the environment, health and self-improvement who has written multiple books on the subject of death
Everyone will have to contend with the death or loss of a loved one someday, so it probably seems like a normal fact of life. However, the impact of loss can be much more severe than many assume, and can give rise to a spectrum of mental illness: depression
To create a work of art, many people might assume, requires talent, time and creativity. That might be the definition of art in fine arts and exclusive circles.
Death is a taboo, bringing it up in daily conversation is difficult. The majority of people learn of pain and death through novels or post-news tv series, which for the most part are based on beliefs that have been passed on through the generations.
An elderly man turns to a woman sitting next to him and asks her where she parked her car for the 18th time in the 20 minutes they have been seated
Palliative care, a framework of caregiving that is making rapid progress in healthcare institutions and communities across the country, can raise the quality of life of many severely ill patients.
In other countries, hospice is a term for centres that provide end-of-life care for terminally-ill patients. In Thailand, there are many places providing services in the manner of hospices, such as Wat Phrabat Nam Phu in Lopburi district,
Dental hygiene may not seem that important to most people, because it does not usually create many problems in our daily life.
Most people think of death as an unfortunate eventuality and are often afraid to talk about it openly. When a close friend or a family member suddenly becomes sick
A 26 year old graduate of Silpakorn University was preparing to go to graduate school. A taekwondo champion with many titles under her belt, she was healthy, successful and marching forward on the life-path that she had planned out.
Why should cancer patients join a cancer support group? Won’t being surrounded by other sick people make them feel worse?
Hospitals are among one of the places where suffering can be easily encountered, though the reason why hospitals exist is for the treatment of suffering.
On the 15th of September 2018, I had the opportunity to take part in I SEE You contemplative care #1. The event revealed a tight-knit and gentle community that had coalesced out of its members’ shared interest in life and death.
Thailand has transitioned into an aging society; in a terrain well-prepared to respond to the needs of an aging population, citizens are receiving comprehensive and timely support.
“This is how the buddhist discipline cares for sick monks. Once ordained, monks renounce their families; only the preceptor’s acquaintances can care for his disciples when they are unwell.
At the mention of the role of monks in end-of-life care, we may think of prayers and recitations of the dhamma for patients, providing consolation and encouragement for patients and their families, organizing merit-making rituals and making merit for the deceased.
Most respond with intimations of a ‘good death’ when asked to describe their ideal manner of passing, but how many of us have actually taken the matter under serious consideration?
Peaceful Death is a community-based organization that cares for the well-being of Thai people at all stages of life. We produce open and accessible content, educational materials, and organize forums on life and mortality.