Title: Encouraging an assets rather than a deficits approach to the last phase of life (2017)

Scott Murray states "The ability to make sense of stresses helps people cope and make life more manageable." This statement certainly applies to people experiencing serious-illness, caregiving, dying, and grieving as there are so many unknowns. 

This blog post talks about disease trajectories which are used in the healthcare field. Murray's version of the trajectories cover the typical patterns seen in-relation to physical, social, mental, and spiritual. By sharing these disease trajectories, we will increase the understand of what the patient is going through. This will lead to better quality of life for the patient and those around them.

I have used this video when working on the ground in Burlington, Ontario. Faith communities found this knowledge very helpful in understanding what supports they could offer. 

Read the full blog post here:

Scott A Murray: Encouraging an assets rather than a deficits approach to the last phase of life

To watch and use the video "living and dying well", click here: