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Welcome to the Pause.ME. This site was created as a portal to help facilitate education, research and offer links to The Medical Pause. The revolution was started in 2009 as a response to the stressors that accompany death by healthcare providers. I wanted to find a way to formally capture this moment and respectfully reintroduce an age old practice … Continue reading

About the Medical Pause

About the Medical Pause

What is it? The medical Pause is a practice implemented after the death of a patient. This practice offers closure to both the medical team and the patient. It is a means of transitioning and demarcating the brevity and importance of this moment. Through silence this shared event is able to be honored and marked … Continue reading

About Jonathan Bartels

About Jonathan Bartels

I started in healthcare in 1986. Now that I am 50 years old, I have over 30 years of professional experience in the field. This is coupled with varied personal and academic training in contemplative practices. My educational background includes graduate coursework in Eastern Philosophy and Western Mysticism at Western Michigan University (1991-1993). I received a BA in Psychology in … Continue reading