Is it ever too early to starting talking about and making plans for what is important to you at the end of life? This question moved front and center after I read a story about a little girl named Julianna Snow.
Caring has featured my article on how to have compassionate conversations about the end-of-life. This is a sensitive topic at a vulnerable time—and an essential dialogue to undertake. The good news is that given the right spirit and right tools, the conversation can go really well—enhancing relationships and ensuring that a patient's wishes are met.
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You can also download Medalogix's End-of-Life Conversation Guide here.
How can we better interact with death and dying in our culture? This is a question we, at Medalogix, are seeking to answer. As a Nashville analytics company, we believe communication, planning and home health and hospice technology can help make the end-of-life process just a little easier—and in turn, help us build a better relationship with death itself. I'd like to share a few of the resources I use regularly to equip others to communicate effectively and compassionately about the dying process.
The healthcare system in the United States is difficult to navigate, hard to manage and impossibly challenging to finance. The silver tsunami is almost upon us and we need better answers. We need to provide better care, improve patient navigation and outcomes while at the same time remaining conscious of costs.