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Archive for the ‘ grief/loss’ Category

Understanding the difference between grief and depression

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ronald Pies, MDPsychiatrist Ronald Pies, MD, helps us understand the difference between grief and depression, and discusses his two newly released books, one a collection of essays on psychiatry and the other, a novel. Pies is a professor of psychiatry at Upstate Medical University and Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston; and editor-in-chief emeritus, Psychiatric Times. New books by Dr. Pies: Psychiatry on the Edge (Nova Publishing); and The Director of Minor Tragedies (iUniverse) 


Coping with caregiving

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Social worker Michael Close, from Hospice of Central New York, offers advice and strategies to be an effective and well prepared caregiver.
Resources: Caregiver Support Services and The Institute for Caregivers, from the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth
For more information, call Hospice of CNY at 315-634-1100


Getting through the holidays while you are grieving

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Pat MoriartyGrief counselor Pat Moriarty, manager of the Hospice of Central New York Grief Center, shares coping strategies for getting through the holidays while grieving. The Center provides bereavement support, counseling, and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families who may be dealing with life-threatening illness, grief following a death, and sudden and traumatic grief. For more information, call (315) 634-1100.


What hospice has to offer at the end of life

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Judith Setla, MDBill PfohlJudith Setla, MD, medical director for Hospice of Central New York, is joined by communications officer Bill Pfohl to explain hospice care – what it is, and how it can help you and your family deal with the difficult conversations about end-of-life care. Hospice of CNY provides comprehensive comfort care to patients and families through unique interdisciplinary services, bereavement counseling, education and collaboration. For more information, call (315) 634-1100.


Announcing the thirteenth edition of ‘The Healing Muse’

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Deirdre Neilen, PhDDeirdre Neilen, PhD, editor of  ‘The Healing Muse’, announces the upcoming publication launch of edition number thirteen! Neilen shares a selection from Upstate’s literary journal every Sunday on HealthLink on Air. She edits the annual publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays and visual art focused on themes of medicine, illness, disability and healing.

Order copies of “The Healing Muse” through the Center for Bioethics & Humanities.


Upstate’s Partners in Clergy program in need of volunteers

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Rev. Kevin AgeeReverend Kevin Agee, presiding elder of the Washington-Virginia district of the CME Church and former pastor of Hopps Memorial CME Church in Syracuse, describes his experiences as a volunteer on-call chaplain at Upstate University Hospital, and the need for additional volunteers. He also helps us understand the connection between spirituality and healing/health, and the importance of spiritual support for patients near the end of life and families who have just suffered loss.   Read the article: The departure of Rev. Kevin Agee: As Syracuse grapples with a Taser incident, he’s already missed.  For more information about Upstate’s Partners in Clergy program, call 315-464-4687.


Chaplain interns graduate from Clinical Pastoral Education program at Upstate

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Upstate Chaplains and Linda CohenChaplain interns Eric Haynes and Jorge Ramirez, recent graduates of Upstate Medical University’s Clinical Pastoral Education Program, will describe their experiences in the nationally accredited program that includes clinical experiences in addition to instructional hours as they learn the art of spiritual care.  Haynes is a seminarian and licensed minister in the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, and Ramirez is a seminarian in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.  The program is one of the requirements for ordination in many faith traditions.