Category Archives: General Aid

Thinking Errors

Thinking errors, commonly known as cognitive distortions, are irrational beliefs that contribute to uncomfortable emotions and unwanted behavior. Below are some examples of Thinking Errors.  Paying attention to thinking errors can offer the opportunity to be aware of this pattern and change the way we respond in our actions and reactions to situations we face. Ignoring […]

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Common Reactions to Trauma

Long-term reactions to trauma are unique, personal, and often painful. Sometimes the reactions seem random as if they have little to do with the trauma. Other times, they are simply too much. They are vivid, painful, and overwhelming. A step in many trauma interventions involves normalizing these reactions, and showing that a person is not […]

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A Dying Well Plan Part IV

By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice ‘‘I sit with her for over an hour while she explores her emotional and spiritual pain.”Palliative Care Social Worker Supporting Roles to Help the Process It can be incredibly emotionally and physically draining caring for an individual who is terminally ill. There is help available and it’s important to allow for individuals […]

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A Dying Well Plan Part III

By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice “Every day across the country,” she writes, “family caregivers find themselves pondering a medical procedure that may save the life of someone beloved and grown frail.” But, when is it time to stop intervening and let nature take its course? When is it time to say to a doctor, “Let my loved […]

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A Social Worker Home Visit

Services Available Under Standard Insurance Coverage for MSW Home Visit By Elizabeth Sukys-Rice, RCSWI Coming home from a hospital or a stay at a rehabilitation center, one usually finds themselves exhausted, happy to be home in their own surroundings, yet facing the responsibilities of our normal everyday lives can be daunting. It is a standard […]

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