Gift of Life Institute Blog

The Importance of Active Listening

By Patricia Mulvania, RN, BSN, CPTC | September 18, 2020

Active listening builds strong relationships and, while it may not come naturally to many of us, it’s an invaluable communication skill.

National Recovery Month

By Jacqui Kates, LSW, CT | August 10, 2020

As we approach International Overdose Awareness Day and recognize National Recovery Month, it is important to remember that how a person dies does not define the person’s life or character, nor does it diminish the suffering experienced by those left behind.

Concepts of Death & Responses to Grief in Children

By Cherry Wise, PhD | May 20, 2020

All children are unique in their understanding of death and in their response to grief. This understanding is influenced by their developmental level, cognitive skills, personality characteristics, religious and cultural beliefs, input from the media, and by what they are taught about death and grief from the adults in their lives.

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