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Jul 14, 2012

This book outlines the process of entering into a relationship with those who are dying. Although the focus of attention is on Hospice Volunteering, it can be read and used by anyone caring for someone involved in the care of a dying loved one. As you read these pages, you will find yourself connecting with Mary and Jim in places deep within your heart known as the place your soul calls home.

You will find your heart awaken into an eternal love with each section of this book allowing you to discover your true nature. Your creative imagination will enter into places you knew as a child. It is the place inside you where dreams come true. Let your heart open where your mind takes you in this book and you will find that place whereby we are known as we are truly known.

Sam Oliver has cared for the needs of the dying in palliative care for over 22 years. During that time, he has served as the Chair and Co-chair of Hospice Ethics Committees in Indiana and Ohio. He has served several years as a State Continuing Education Chairperson for the Association of Professional Chaplains in Indiana.

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Posted: Jul 14, 2012 7:15pm
May 14, 2012

This book outlines the process of entering into a relationship with those who are dying. Although the focus of attention is on Hospice Volunteering, it can be read and used by anyone caring for someone involved in the care of a dying loved one. As you read these pages, you will find yourself connecting with Mary and Jim in places deep within your heart known as the place your soul calls home.

You will find your heart awaken into an eternal love with each section of this book allowing you to discover your true nature. Your creative imagination will enter into places you knew as a child. It is the place inside you where dreams come true. Let your heart open where your mind takes you in this book and you will find that place whereby we are known as we are truly known.

Sam Oliver has cared for the needs of the dying in palliative care for over 22 years. During that time, he has served as the Chair and Co-chair of Hospice Ethics Committees in Indiana and Ohio. He has served several years as a State Continuing Education Chairperson for the Association of Professional Chaplains in Indiana.

http://www.amazon.com/Mondays-Mary-Sam-Oliver/dp/1604145536/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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Posted: May 14, 2012 6:01pm
Oct 3, 2011

This New Novel by Sam Oliver is a story on Pregnancy Loss as told through the eyes of a child. It is about a child that is born into her mother's heart, and the moment she enters into her mother's heart her soul leaves her body and she becomes a Blessed Angel. Just 99 cents on kindle for a limited time. Here is the link.   http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Marie-Making-ebook/dp/B004TCIZ02/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1309564982&sr=1-1

 
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Posted: Oct 3, 2011 6:29pm
Oct 2, 2011

99 cents on Kindle. This New Novel on Pregnancy Loss is told through the eyes of a child. If you or a loved one has lost a child through miscarriage, read this book and find comfort in your heart today.

http://www.amazon.com/Angel-Marie-Making-ebook/dp/B004TCIZ02/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1309564982&sr=1-1

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Posted: Oct 2, 2011 1:43pm
Aug 9, 2009

"Angel of Promise" by Sam Oliver is a story about a man who made 7 promises to his angel the moment he was born. You will enjoy the reflective nature of this story as it reveals various aspects of a man's soul. It is a story of hope, revelationship, and inspiration.

This book will be published in 2010 through fideli publishing. Tell your friends and family. You will want to share this intriguing story with those you love.

For more books by this author: http://www.pathintohealing.com/

 

May 12, 2009

Son of the Great River

"Son of the Great River" describes two boys coming of age in the early Bronze Age. This novel begins to intensify the moment a stranger from the south dies in Saffu's arms. He leaves his tribe and travels to the land of cities and kings.

I noticed how death awakened something inside these young boys. It motivated them to go on the adventure of a lifetime, and not, let death take this away from them. Each lived their lives authentically and uniquely. They followed the path their heart's craved within their soul.

This book is masterfully put together to give inspiration to and motivation to anyone who has not decided to take their own journey into the heart and soul of human existence. As you read this book, you will find yourself asking the questions: Am I living authentically? Am I living the life of my dreams? Am I really following my heart? If not, why not?

Other Healing Resources: http://www.pathintohealing.com/

 

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Posted: May 12, 2009 8:54am
Dec 29, 2008

Liver Failure

Liver failure occurs when large parts of the liver become damaged beyond repair and the liver is no longer able to function.

Liver failure is a life-threatening condition that demands urgent medical care. Most often liver failure occurs gradually and over many years. However, a more rare condition known as acute liver failure occurs rapidly (in as little as 48 hours) and can be difficult to detect initially.

What Causes Liver Failure?

The most common causes of chronic liver failure (where the liver fails over months to years) include:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Long term alcohol consumption
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hemochromatosis (an inherited disorder that causes the body to absorb and store too much iron)
  • Malnutrition

The causes of acute liver failure, when the liver fails rapidly, however, are often different. These include:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose.
  • Viruses including hepatitis A, B, and C (especially in children).
  • Reactions to certain prescription and herbal medications.
  • Ingestion of poisonous wild mushrooms.

 

What Are the Symptoms of Liver Failure?

The initial symptoms of liver failure are often ones that can be due to any number or conditions. Because of this, liver failure may be initially difficult to diagnose. Early symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea

However, as liver failure progresses, the symptoms become more serious, requiring urgent care. These symptoms include:

  • Jaundice
  • Bleeding easily
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Mental disorientation or confusion (known as hepatic encephalopathy)
  • Sleepiness
  • Coma
How Is Liver Failure Treated?

If detected early enough, acute liver failure caused by an overdose of acetaminophen can sometimes be treated and its effects reversed. Likewise, if a virus causes liver failure, supportive care can be given at a hospital to treat the symptoms until the virus runs its course. In these cases the liver will sometimes recover on its own.

For liver failure that is the result of long-term deterioration, the initial treatment goal may be to save whatever part of the liver is still functioning. If this is not possible, then a liver transplant is required. Fortunately, liver transplant is a common procedure that is often successful.

How Can Liver Failure Be Prevented?

The best way to prevent liver failure is to limit your risk of developing cirrhosis or hepatitis. Here are some tips to help prevent these conditions.

  • Get a hepatitis vaccine or an immunoglobulin shot to prevent hepatitis A or B.
  • Eat a proper diet from all of the food groups.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation. Avoid alcohol when you are taking acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Practice proper hygiene. Since germs are commonly spread by hands, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after you use the bathroom. Also, wash your hands before you touch any food.
  • Don't handle any blood or blood products.
  • Don't share any personal toiletry items, including toothbrushes and razors.
  • If you get a tattoo or a body piercing, make sure the conditions are sanitary and all equipment is aseptic (free of disease-causing microorganisms).
  • Be sure to use protection (condoms) when having sex.
  • If you use illegal intravenous drugs, don't share needles with anyone.

Information Provided by: http://www.webmd.com/

More Healing Care Resources: http://www.pathintohealing.com/

 

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Posted: Dec 29, 2008 3:25pm
Dec 7, 2008

When I was a resident Chaplain at the University of Kentucky, I would often baptize those who were dying. On one occasion, I was given the task of baptizing an aborted child that did not make it through labor. I was given a small fetus in an empty room. This child was not much bigger than my thumb. I remember wondering what this infant's mother looked like and who was the father. What were they going through? I wondered who was helping them through their grief.

     This fetus was given to me, so I could baptize him/her before further burial procedures were to take place. In the back of my mind, I began to imagine what this child's life would have been like if this child had of lived. What baring on the parents would all this create in their heart and in their soul?

     There are several places for a person to find comfort and healing. Your local Hospice Care Program has several support groups with qualified therapists to assist you in sharing your grief. Your local hospital has social workers and chaplains to guide you through this difficult time. Also, hospital social workers have a list of groups in the community to give you in finding a caring group to share your grief. Your Minister and friends will help you too. And, if you have a pet, they grieve to. Give them attention. They will draw close to you.

     In the meantime, be good to yourself. Eat right. Take walks. Take time to listen to your heart recall memories of your loved one who has passed on into a deeper place in your heart only your soul can embrace. There are several books on grief. Often we heal in the deepest parts of our being before we notice it physically. This journey into the heart is a predictable one. I would like to recommend my book "The Path into Healing: Our Womb of Creation" This is a book about the journey into one's heart and soul. 

     This event took place over 16 years ago. I can still remember this event as though it were yesterday. I was alone with this fetus and nurse. I did anoint this child. In a way, I believe the child anointed me as well. This child, to this day, has left an image in my mind and heart that lives and breathes through my recalling this story. This child has left an imprint on my Soul and shown me a way into Eternity.

Sam Oliver, author of, "The Path into Healing"

Healing Care Resources: www.pathintohealing.com

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Posted: Dec 7, 2008 10:29am
Nov 5, 2008

Breast cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in American women, is the disease women fear most. Experts predict 178,000 women will develop breast cancer in the United States in 2007. Breast cancer can also occur in men, but it's far less common. For 2007, the predicted number of new breast cancers in men is 2,000.

Yet there's more reason for optimism than ever before. In the last 30 years, doctors have made great strides in early diagnosis and treatment of the disease and in reducing breast cancer deaths. In 1975, a diagnosis of breast cancer usually meant radical mastectomy — removal of the entire breast along with underarm lymph nodes and muscles underneath the breast. Today, radical mastectomy is rarely performed. Instead, there are more and better treatment options, and many women are candidates for breast-sparing operations.

Information from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/

Resources for Healing: http://www.pathintohealing.com/

 

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Posted: Nov 5, 2008 1:07pm
Nov 5, 2008

Hospice Care 

Hospice is a philosophy of care founded on the belief in the sacred dignity of human life.  Hospice care affirms life and regards dying as a natural process.  Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death.  Hospice care adds life to one's days, not days to one's life.

 

Hospice is not euthanasia.  Hospice provides palliative (comfort) care to patients who are terminally ill so they can be as comfortable and alert as possible.  Euthanasia is the intentional killing, by act or omission, of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. 

 

When patients elect hospice care, they keep their own physician who approves medications and treatments that are consistent with national accepted standards of care and the patient’s wishes.  Patients are encouraged to participate in developing their own treatment plan.  Hospice staff members follow physician orders in a compassionate and professional manner, but only when the patient or their trusted caregiver authorizes us to do so. 

 

Hospice does not withhold or force medications, nutrition or hydration on any patient.  The decision on whether or not adult patients receive medications, food or fluid remains with them or their chosen caregiver.  It is never the decision of hospice personnel, friends or family members who the patient has not authorized, no matter how well the intentions might be.  

 

Unlike other forms of health care, hospice focuses on both the patient and the family.  Because an approaching death is very stressful for a family, we encourage open and honest communication during this time.  This helps minimize conflict and disagreements.  Occasionally, some family members do not always come to an understanding and can have strong differences.  These disputes can be extremely painful for everyone involved, including the patient. 

As one might imagine, watching a loved one die is never easy, but there can be immense satisfaction to families in knowing that they provided loving and caring support.  The same holds true for hospice staff and volunteers.  Most people who work for hospice do not consider it simply a job.  Most feel called and consider it a ministry and are incredibly passionate about their labor.  While often difficult, hospice is one of the most rewarding occupations one can have.

For more information on Hospice Care: http://www.nhpco.org/

For Books on Healing your Grief: http://www.pathintohealing.com/

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