End of Life Category
End of Life – Death isn’t a subject we talk about or think about until an event occurs to force us to confront the reality of death. We’re living longer than previous generations. By the age of fifty some of us haven’t experienced a death in our immediate family. When the subject of serious illness arises, we find it difficult to accept or to comprehend the situation. We’re unsure how to react or even what to say. End of life offers the opportunity to show appreciation for loves ones, to reconcile relationships and to honor the lives of loved ones.
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Physician communication of medical prognosis is rarely discussed. Older adults and their caregivers are unaware of the consequences and seriousness of medical conditions.Discussion of medical prognosis falls into the uncomfortable area of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Family caregivers and a...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Interview with Dr. Michael Gordon, Director of Medical Ethics and Palliative Care, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System, University of Toronto CPR or the effects of a Do Not Resuscitate form are often misunderstood. Learn how to decide about your care wishes specific to resuscitation from Dr. ...Free Family Library - Click Here to Listen
Individuals prefer to make their own end-of-life decisions separate from government laws or interventions. Health care reform is in the press and arguments about whether the government's idea of rationing "will kill grandma" has delivered a great deal of controversy. Studies of healthcare...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
Pamela D. Wilson CSA, MS, BS/BA, CG Death, not space, as mentioned in repeats of the old television series Star Trek, is the final frontier. Death is a frontier most of us do not want to think about yet alone discuss until there is no other choice. Fear, whatever the fear, is a subject...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
How many of us consider that many of the older adults we care for are in the last years of their life? How many of us realize our ability to positively impact their life? How do you envision the last years of your life? I don't know many people who purposely say, “I want to be as miserable as...Free Family Library - Click Here to Read
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