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Gail Trauco

Gail Trauco

Grief Mediator & Life Cycle Coach

Grief Mediator and Life Cycle Coach

Archive for the ‘Practical Advice’ Category

Grief causes pain: The stages of grief

The Five Stages of Grief — Plus Two More | March 10th, 2015

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ groundbreaking 1969 book, On Death and Dying, quickly established the five stages of grief: denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. In my early years as an oncology nurse and grief counselor, I too accepted these stages as grief gospel, and there’s no denying that Kubler-Ross’ work advanced the field considerably. During these many […]
Choosing an oncology doctor for your cancer treatment

Choosing the Best Oncology Doctor for Your Cancer Care | April 29th, 2014

Here are the most important factors to consider before deciding who will be your caregiver while you or a loved one fight your cancer battle.
Choosing the best doctor for you and your family

Choosing the Best Doctor for You and Your Family | March 25th, 2014

Your health is one of your most important assets. Make sure you put it in the right hands!
Nurses Different Degrees LPN, LVN, RN, OCN, and FNP

Which Nurse Is Working on You? | February 15th, 2010

As a patient, you have the legal right to ask medical personnel about their credentials and licensure. For your own safety, if you have a concern with a nurse’s performance, ensure that you notify the appropriate management team member at your healthcare facility.
Traditional Clinical Versus Alternative Medicine

Traditional Clinical vs. Alternative Medicine | January 10th, 2010

Alternative providers practice naturopathy, acupuncture, massage therapy, colonic hydrotherapy, hypnotherapy, and various energy-healing modalities – to name only a few. How do you know who is who?