Nov 8, 2019
“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” That old saying can be applied to hospice care. The Heart of Hospice is out to change the way healthcare professionals talk about end of life care. The outdated urban myths about hospice are only perpetuated by the thoughtless things we say.
This week’s Heartbeat episode has us talking about the best ways to talk to families and patients about the type of care that interdisciplinary teams provide. Jerry and Helen talk about all the ways healthcare professionals - even those who work in hospice - confuse and even scare laypeople, and how we can turn that trend around.
The Heart of Hospice wants to support, inform, and educate those who take care of seriously ill and dying patients. Check out all our resources at theheartofhospice.com. You can find tips on how to take care of yourself and your team, information on hospice philosophy, and ways to connect with professional organizations. And remember, you are The Heart of Hospice!