Transitional Bridges offers compassionate alternative to plastic belongings bags

Compassion Kits extend comfort to grieving families, ensuring families receive the utmost dignity and support at pivotal moments. Valley News/Courtesy photo
SAN DIEGO – Transitional Bridges, a San Diego-based nonprofit focused on inspiring compassion and improving end-of-life care through art, has created Transitional Belongings Bags, a compassionate and eco-friendly alternative to the plastic bags hospitals use to hand over belongings to loved ones after a patient has died.The concept was first introduced 17 years ago by the Irish Hospice Foundation Hospice Friendly Hospitals Program to promote dignity and sensitivity when returning a loved one’s possessions to bereaved family and friends. The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) in Queensland, Australia, replicated the approach, and organizations in more countries have followed suit, including England, Scotland, and Brazil.Lorene Morris, the founder and president
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