Jan 312013

Last year, my family got lots of support in dealing with the long illness and death of my son’s beloved pet hamster, Jumpy. The January/February issue of Aging Today, the newsletter of the American Society for Aging, printed my reflections on what happened to Jumpy–and what we could all learn from the compassionate care his vet provided. You can view the article by following the link, below:


Jumpy the Hamster


key words:  End-of-life care, American Society on Aging, palliative care, quality improvement

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