“I’ve Never Been Told That…”

The amount of information client’s get in medical conversations, especially regarding prognosis can be so overwhelming.  It’s crucial to have a second person hearing the words!

I have concerns and sadness when hospice patients/families commonly tell me,
“I’ve never been told that before.”  Unfortunately, what they are referring to can be a portion of their diagnosis and or how close they are to the end of their life.

Stress and disease can prevent us from hearing what is said to us.  But, I also know there are times when the medical community doesn’t say what needs to be said.  There are key points in medical care to sit down, capture the attention, give our time and walk in to the grief with these people.

 

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About jackiebates

Experience: Registered Nurse 31 years Hospice Nurse 6 years Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse 4 years Caring for the dying is a passion that continues to grow and motivate me in life. Their intimate situations has allowed me a unique opportunity to help facilitate what others and I can learn about real life. Please teach me, challenge me and help me help others. All material written is copywritten 2011
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