“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” Helen Keller
Crossing the Creek is a guide, intended to provide dying people and their caregivers with a general description of what they can expect to encounter and to provide an understanding of the dying process i.e. what is happening and why. Understanding decreases anxiety and fosters a sense of confidence. It also steers family members towards doing things that are helpful and not doing things that are actually harmful.
Every person experiences a wide variety of transitions during the course of his or her lifetime until finally we face the transition we call death. The latter is not negotiable.
The content of this website aims to provide a better understanding of the process of dying: The transition from life to death. Clinicians, caregivers, friends, family, even the dying person, can find comfort in a sensitive approach to the process of dying and the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects associated with it.
Our objective is to provide encouragement, so that rather than being unexpected and frightening, the steps of the dying process can be anticipated and understood to have a purpose. We provide supportive and useful information and links to relevant websites of organisations/care centers, hospices, etc.
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