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Life's Door in the Media

2014

Tishkofet adopts US campaign to teach family members how to say goodbye

"The Conversation Project" by journalist Ellen Goodman to be promoted by NGO that counsels patients and their families
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2013

Certification awarded to first 'spiritual care provider' group


American olim create spiritual approach to dealing with illness

Israelis have a reputation for being frank and direct – dugri, in local parlance. But when it comes to death and dying or dealing with chronic illness, many Israelis have as much trouble dealing with it as people in any other part of the world.

Perspectives: Turning a blind eye on the evil ophthalmologist?

I propose that a global effort be mounted immediately to strip Bashar Assad of his status as a physician.

My Grandfather Collected Etrogs—To Be Passed Down to Future Generations

More than an ephemeral part of Sukkot observance, the fruit also symbolizes the commitment of one generation to the next

Life and Death Decisions:“Irrelevant”… ?

Despite the outstanding level of technical care available to Israeli citizens, there are tremendous barriers erected in the paths of those who seek emotional and spiritual support. It is still unusual to find a modern Israeli hospital that offers chaplaincy... [ More ]

Temporize your Temper


Procrastinate Now!

Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie

Perspectives: DSM-5 and Fallacy of Biblical Analogy

No matter what we choose as our bible, our “clinical canon” – including DSM-5 and CSM-7 – will never match that divine text for us.

Milestones are Gems worth Polishing

What I Will and Will Not Miss

A letter to Angelina Jolie

An open letter from the founder of Life's Door, at the Institute of Radiotherapy, Tel Aviv Medical Center.

Hats off to the Insecure!

My Melanoma Scare: Seven Days Later

Sometimes doctors should just shut up

This is part of a series titled “Endoscope: An insider’s look at medicine,” where Dr. Corn will reflect and critique overlooked, controversial aspects of the medical system.

My Melanoma?

There's No Perfect Cure for Perfectionism

Culpability Vs. Responsibility: A Lesson from the Boston Marathon

What Ever Happened to Grace?

The Gift of Charisma

Prof. Ben Corn discusses how charisma is tightly bound with relating to the other.

PERSPECTIVES: The gift of charisma

What  is charisma? Some have characterized the quality as “personal magic,” and “magnetic appeal.”  Precise meaning may be difficult to pin down perhaps because charisma has many manifestations and the audience, many perspectives. ... [ More ]

Uncovering your Inner Child: A Passover Game for Grown-Ups

Prof. Ben Corn looks at the self's inner child in context of the Haggadah

Jerusalem Post: Tishkofet's Gala Dinner a Smashing Success

This Jerusalem Post article relates the highlights of Tishkofet's annual dinner,where 750 diners and donors enjoyed an evening of topnotch fare and festivities.

Renewal: Springtime's Transcendence

Professor Ben Corn reflects on renewal.

In remembrance: Stan the Man, Dr. Wasserman and everyman

Professor Ben Corn recalls memories of two important figures he met in St. Louis.

Rediscovering Exhiliration

Prof. Ben Corn discusses exhilaration and its connection with profound strength.

Why doctors don’t attend their patients’ funerals

Professor Ben Corn reflects on physicians' approach to death.

Jpost: Support group trains 100th volunteer

Life’s Door-Tishkofet trains volunteers to give emotional support to patients with terminal illnesses.

What Gives You Strength?

Prof. Ben Corn reflects on some of the things that give him strength.

What Are Your Strengths?

Prof. Ben Corn discusses the meaning of our strengths and weaknesses.

Father and daughter have cancer - not giving up on the marathon [ Hebrew ]

Fountain of Youth?

Professor Ben Corn shows us how to embrace our age.

Speaking about Speech

Professor Ben Corn reflects on the meanings which the capacity of speech gives us.

The Power of Memory, Memories and Forgetfulness

Professor Ben Corn discusses the various meanings memory has in our lives.

Best Of The Week

Professor Ben Corn shares his favorite tool for recognizing goodness.

Recognizing Goodness: The Tools We Need

Professor Ben Corn demonstrated ways in which to recognize goodness in life.

Recognizing Goodness: The Theory

Professor Ben Corn talks about the concept of recognizing goodness, and its value in daily life.

The five most influential people in your life

Professor Ben Corn talks about the five people who've influenced his life the most.

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2012

Timeline

Professor Ben Corn discusses how to successfully contemplate the value of time and understand one's own choices and mortality.

Can preparation make death less daunting?

Professor Ben Corn relates to Dr. Mordechai Shtalrid's decision to end the life of his terminally-ill daughter - followed by his own suicide. He discusses an approach to preparing for death that includes autonomy, religiousness and spirituality

Listening

Professor Ben Corn talks about the importance of medical professionals developing the fundamental capacity to listen to their patients.

Learning to Lose

Professor Ben Corn discusses the challenges and potential growth opportunities in learning how to cope with loss.

Regret, Re-set and Despair: The Seder and Shivah for Cousin Benj

Professor Ben Corn remembers his late cousin's best qualities and his own attempts to mimic them.

Winning the Revolution by Retreating

Professor Ben Corn discusses the significance of pausing in our daily lives to notice and appreciate the things that really are important.

Cancer of The Heart

It Takes Onions to Examine Our Core Values

. Professor Ben Corn uses the metaphor of a multi-layered onion to explore what truly defines the self.

Success as a human being: The concept of a mensch

Professor Ben Corn explores the definition of what it means to be a successful human being, through an analysis of the word "mensch"

The concept of death terror

Professor Ben Corn introduces the concepts of "death anxiety" and "death terror."

Of hurricanes and illness: Coming to terms with lack of control

Professor Ben Corn shares his experiences during Hurricane Sandy and compares the hurricane experience to managing an illness.

Why Tishkofet was Founded [Hebrew] [ Hebrew ]

Professor Ben Corn discusses what prompted the founding of Tishkofet.

Doctor's Orders: Sing this Song

Singing is a potent therapeutic tool—that’s why I started leading a weekly sing-along for cancer patients

Suicide in the shadow of cancer: Adi Talmor [ Hebrew ]

Professor Ben Corn discusses the tragedy of Galei Tsahal radio personality Adi Talmor's suicide on a Channel 2 television program. Adi was battling cancer when he decided to take his own life.

Suicide in the shadow of cancer: Adi Talmor [ Hebrew ]

Professor Ben Corn discusses the tragedy of Galei Tsahal radio personality Adi Talmor's suicide in a radio interview. Adi was battling cancer when he decided to take his own life.

Taking Time to Say Goodbye

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2011

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, but in Israel cancer patients have appropriated the tradition to celebrate beating the disease

Mishpacha Magazine: Caring for a Spouse with a Terminal Illness

Caring for a spouse with a terminal illness provides a unique set of challenges. This article, published in Mishpacha magazine, describes the stories of several individuals caring for family members with cancer.

Hospitalize & Hospitality [ Hebrew ]

Video Interview with Professor Ben Corn [ Hebrew ]

Professor Ben Corn discusses Tishkofet on Channel 2's Sod Hachaim Hatovim [Hebrew].

Yediot Aharonot: Responding to Terminal Illness − Meira Rimer Makes Aliyah [ Hebrew ]

This Yediot Aharonot article describes how Meira Rimer used her remaining time to bring her family on Aliyah, and how she left letters for her young daughter to read after her death.

A Good Death [Hebrew] [ Hebrew ]

In a Haaretz editorial, Professor Ben Corn discusses Galei Tsahal personality Adi Talmor's suicide. Adi was battling cancer when he decided to take his own life.

Maariv: Adi Talmor's Suicide While Battling Cancer [ Hebrew ]

A Maariv article discusses Galei Tsahal personality Adi Talmor's suicide. Adi was battling cancer when he decided to take his own life.

Radio Interview with Professor Ben Corn after Adi Talmor's Death [ Hebrew ]

Professor Ben Corn participates in a radio interview on the show Osim Tsaharayim, in which he discusses Galei Tsahal personality Adi Talmor's tragic suicide.

Jerusalem Post: President's Prize for Volunteerism Goes to Dr. Ben Corn, Other Anglos

Jerusalem Post article about Dr. Ben Corn's receipt of the President's Prize for Volunteerism, in recognition of his co-founding of Tishkofet.

Makor Rishon: Spiritual Support for Individuals with a Terminal Illness [Hebrew] [ Hebrew ]

A Makor Rishon article about providing spiritual support and guidance for friends or relatives suffering from illness.

Arutz Sheva: An Introduction to the Work of Tishkofet

An introduction to Tishkofet's approach to terminal illness and providing support for friends or relatives who are suffering.
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2010

Haaretz: Tishkofet Helps People Cope with Terminal or Life-Altering Illnesses

This Haaretz article describes how the Corns established Tishkofet to serve the spiritual, emotional and interpersonal needs of patients facing serious diseases.

Haaretz: Professor Ben Corn Talks About Eulogizing Loved Ones Before They Die [ Hebrew ]

A Haaretz editorial about sharing a eulogy with a close friend or family member before he or she passes away.

Jerusalem Post: Professor Ben Corn Talks About Mitch Albom's Works

A Jerusalem Post article about Mitch Albom's visit to Israel and the importance of his writings.

Radio Show with Professor Ben Corn about Dealing with Disease

This Rusty Mike Radio interview is an opportunity for Professor Ben Corn to talk about how to provide support for individuals dealing with life-threatening illness.

Do Oncologists Engage in Bereavement Practices?

This is a scientific study that was published in The Oncologist, for professionals who works with individuals with terminal illness.
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2009

Haaretz: Professor Ben Corn Talks About Coming to Terms with Death [Hebrew]

In this Haaretz editorial, Professor Ben Corn discusses coming to terms with death, and how he approaches this sensitive issue at Tishkofet.

Haaretz: Professor Ben Corn Talks About a Different Perspective on Life [ Hebrew ]

In this Haaretz editorial, Professor Ben Corn discusses accepting imperfection and valuing life.

Jerusalem Post: Tishkofet Professionals' Expertise Helps Patients Cope with Illness

This Jerusalem Post describes Tishkofet's mission, focusing on clinical psychologist Sandra Lozowick's work with terminally ill and chronically patients.

Jerusalem Post: Tishkofet Co-sponsors Walk to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

This Jerusalem Post article discusses Tishkofet's involvement in a Sharon area breast cancer walk, and highlights the need for increased knowledge about breast cancer among the Israeli public.

"Doc, Should I Fast?"

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2008

Haaretz: Professor Ben Corn Discusses Preparing for Death

In this Haaretz editorial, Professor Ben Corn discusses dealing with terminal illness and preparing for death.

Haaretz: Professor Ben Corn Discusses Saying Goodbye

Jerusalem Post: An Introduction to the Importance of Tishkofet's Work

The Emergence of Spiritual Care Training and Practice in Israel

This is a scientific study that was published for professionals who works with individuals with terminal illness, and discusses the importance of spiritual support during times of illness.
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2007

Jerusalem Post: Partners Caring for Spouses with Cancer More Likely to Suffer Depression

This Jerusalem Post article reports on a study carried out by Hadassah University Medical Center which documents the psychological and physical toll spouse caregivers experience.

Why Don't You Just Take a Gun and Shoot Me [ Hebrew ]

This article for healthcare professionals discusses the challenges doctors face in working with terminally ill patients.

Jerusalem Post: Considering One's Own Death

This Jerusalem Post article discusses the work done by Tishkofet and the importance of preparing for death.

Jerusalem Post: How to Create a Living Will

This Jerusalem Post article discusses the legal and practical steps involved in creating a living will.

Jewish Week: Development of Spiritual Care for the Ill in Israel

This article discusses the introduction of spiritual support for the terminally ill into Israel hospitals and society.
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2005

Counseling the Terminally Ill Patient

A professional guide for communal rabbis and other community leaders in providing support for individuals with terminal illness.
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Interview With Prof. Ben Corn [ Hebrew ]

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"Tishkofet gave me the ability to say 'I understand you.'"

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