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THE DEATH MIDWIFE
Carla Hope Andersen
graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing in 1982. She has practiced in multiple hospitals, as well as in schools, nursing facilities and private homes. Caring for those unable to care for themselves has brought great meaning and purpose to Carla’s life journey.
Assisting families who care for some of our most vulnerable, those nearing the final moments of life, is a passion for Carla. Having spent years caring for sick, elderly patients during and after nurses training, she saw many die without loved ones near. There is a better way.
One of the most difficult challenges we all must face is acceptance of our mortality, and understanding when prolonging life is no longer supportive of our dignity, or our best interests. The physical body does wear out, but just because we CAN sustain it with machinery and forced feedings, doesn’t mean an artificially supported body is truly Living.
“Death is a mystery, but it can be solved. The secret is both in letting go, in elegant submission to the inevitable, and in consciously directing the expiring energies otherwise locked in a failing physical body.”
“ To die is not tragic...to die is to enjoy freedom of the spirit, which has been imprisoned behind the bars of the material body.”
“And when the Earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”
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