[Video] How to Discuss End-of-Life Care

Jun 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Mindi HorwitchIf you find it difficult to start a conversation about hospice and palliative care, watch this episode of A Good Goodbye TV, now available on YouTube. Host Gail Rubin interviews Mindi Horwitch, LISW, with No Regrets Advanced Care Planning, on discussing and planning for end-of-life care.

Surveys show about 70% of people say they want to die at home, but in actuality, 70% of patients wind up dying in the hospital.

Because so many people are afraid to talk about death, they don’t have much-needed conversations before a family member has a medical crisis. These kinds of conversations are better conducted over the kitchen table than in the emergency room.

Among the topics covered in this episode:

  • The differences between palliative and hospice care.
  • Why people wait far too long to access palliative care or hospice services.
  • How the Death Cafe movement helps bring conversations about mortality out of the closet.
  • The free resources and information Compassion & Choices provides those facing terminal illnesses.
  • The conversation starting tools provided by The Conversation Project.

To become better acquainted with the Death Cafe concept, visit DeathCafe.com or the Albuquerque Death Cafe page. Compassion & Choices also offers insights at EndOfLifeOptions.org.

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A Good Goodbye TV presents an educational and entertaining 12-episode series of 25-minute programs with expert interviews on “everything you need to know before you go.”

https://agoodgoodbye.com/radio-tv/a-good-goodbye-tv-series/Each 25-minute episode provides valuable insights into funeral planning issues. From pre-need planning to grief counseling, financial issues to the latest trends in death care, these interviews offer eye-opening insights into the party no one wants to plan. More information about the series here.

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