A lot of people live in a world that seems to be all about “number one”. Often, they will have a quick glance at the people around them, but their personal goals will always come first. This may sound horrible, but it is a vital survival skill as well. If we don’t look after ourselves first, we cannot look after others either. However, there are many situations in which compassionate care is an absolute necessity, which is something that Trident Society aims to offer.
Trident Society on Compassionate Care
On the one hand, looking out for number one is a vital survival skill. However, the reality is also that we all get to a point in life in which we simply cannot do it alone anymore. We need the help of others to get us through life. This could be because we are diagnosed with a disease, or perhaps when a loved one dies. We then need professionals to guide us, friends to listen to us, and family members to give us moral support. This is what compassionate care is, and that is also something that frightens many people.
Trident Society frequently works with people, for instance, who have to make cremation and burial arrangements. They are independent people who have always done everything themselves. Yet, suddenly, they are called upon to respect the last wishes of someone else, and the entire family circle looks towards them to make those important decisions. That is a heavy burden to shoulder, but people no longer know how to reach out for help, or how to admit that things are just too much.
Arranging a cremation service is complex psychologically. It means respecting the wishes of someone who can no longer express those wishes. It means making decisions that you never wanted to make. And all the while, you are dealing with the very real grief of losing a loved one, someone that you cared about. Compassionate care, in that sense, is about having professionals take over who know what they are doing and who listen to your needs and wishes, but also to the things that you find hard to express.
At the same time, they also deal with caring for the deceased individual. Giving the body of a loved one out of hands, to have them dressed, embalmed, arranged for public viewing, and so on, can feel very frightening. You need to know that they will be looked after properly, and that they will be respected in death as they were in life. This is perhaps the hardest thing of all to come to terms with, that as much as you finally want to do something for someone else, you can’t.
There is a place for survival of the fittest in this world. But, equally, there is a place for togetherness, mutual support, community, and compassion. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and don’t be afraid to trust people like Trident Society to provide you with what you need.
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