Advance Directives

Pacific Hospice believes that everyone has the right to determine what kind of care he or she will receive at the end of life.

We are dedicated to expanding the choices available to people with life-limiting illnesses, and to providing specialized expert care that focuses on enhancing comfort and overall quality of life, despite advancing illness. Personal choice is important when seeking information.

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Meditation

The number of adults in the United States who meditate on a regular basis has doubled in the past ten years, and is estimated to total 10 million.

Thousands of studies have been published that look at meditation.  Of these, about 500 have been clinical trials testing meditation for various ailments, but only about 40 trials have been long-term studies. Based on these studies, there is growing evidence that meditation, used as a mind-body medicine, is effective alone and as a complement to allopathic medicine in relieving stress, pain, and other physical and mental conditions.

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Why Volunteer?

By Susan J. Ellis

President, Energize, Inc.

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others. But it’s also OK to want some benefits for yourself from volunteering.  Some people are uncomfortable with the notion that a volunteer “benefits” from doing volunteer work.

There is a long tradition of seeing volunteering as a form of charity, based on altruism and selflessness. The best volunteering does involve the desire to serve others, but this does not exclude other motivations, as well.

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