Thursday, November 5, 2015

Talking to Your Doctor About How You Want to Die - Bloomberg Business

 ""Clinicians are going to need training because unfortunately, they don't get this in medical school," said Harriet Warshaw, executive director of the Conversation Project, a nonprofit initiative to encourage discussion about end-of-life wishes. While every doctor knows how to ask about allergies or family medical history, the process of talking about patients' wishes for their final days is less familiar and less comfortable.
"The idea is to take the time to really try to understand what’s important to the patient, what matters to them," said Joe Rotella, chief medical officer for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. "What is the patient’s experience of health care? What have they seen other people go through, and how did they feel about that?"
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Talking to Your Doctor About How You Want to Die - Bloomberg Business

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