Peace at the End is a project dedicated to peace, comfort, support and dignity at the end of life.
Without Peace at the End
Today: Most deaths by natural causes happen in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. This means an emergency room, intensive care unit, rehabilitation unit or similar place. The patient is surrounded by machines, likely to be prodded or awakened at all hours. Not peaceful or dignified.
Even for deaths at home, the experience can be far from ideal. With loving but untrained family members exhausted and stressed by providing or supervising care for a person they love. This can bring arguments, panic, 9-1-1 calls, turf battles, medication mistakes and painful long-term memories.