|Posted by londonradix on April 18, 2010 at 5:18 AM|
I hope people will read this and contemplate their mortality, rejoice in their present vitality, and pause to think about the prople they may leave behind - friends and family, clients and patients, not forgetting their colleagues.
I know from experience – for example when I had a TIA (mini-stroke) a few years back – how even a minor unexpected interruption can cause significant problems and upset both for clients and one’s nearest and dearest. And I had all my faculties and good support around me.
I should have known better: I have been Professional Executor for several years to a friend and colleague who himself had had the experience of arriving at his group therapy session to be told that the therapist had died. –
Now in my seventieth year, and not by any means ready for retirement, I believe this is a topic that deserves serious attention. So many reasons for discounting: practical, legal, social, psychological and even spiritual issues seem difficult to resolve.
It is an issue I have been pondering for some time. Babara Traynor's recent article "An Ethical Question: What happens when a psychotherapist becomes seriously ill or dies." has given me a shot in the arm. So I have thrown up this website to encouge myself and our whole community to take another look at this issue.
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