Queen City Hospice Resources
Couple Makes Their Wishes Known by having “The Conversation”:
Paul and Jean Pearson have a discussion with Nurse Practitioner, Jackie Kartman to clarify what matters to them in terms of end-of-life care. All families will face this moment at some point and experts agree that having the conversation ahead of time has shown to benefit everybody involved.
Cincinnati Family Gathers to Have “The Conversation”:
Norb Ranz and his daughter Maureen Jennings gather three generations of family members to talk about what Ranz wants at the end of life. Studies have shown that “6 months after losing a loved one, depression rates are lower in families that had the conversation.” Note: there are three informative videos in this sequence.
End-of-Life Care at Home Can Improve Quality of Life for Patients and Families:
Dr. Alexi Wright, an oncologist at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has studied the impact of end-of-life discussions on patients’ treatment, and has found that patients who have those conversations with their physicians had better outcomes. Note: there are four informative videos in this sequence.
What Is Palliative Care And Who Is It For?
Physicians and patients discuss what palliative care is and who it is for. Palliative care is not a one size fits all, but is specific to each individuals needs. Find out more in this 3 minute video.
The Conversation Project:
- The Conversation Project – English PDF
- The Conversation Project – Spanish PDF
- The Conversation Project – Talk To Your Doctor
Before You Get Sick, Have the Talk
Waiting until you are ill or in a crisis situation to discuss your wishes regarding end-of-life care puts everybody involved in a very stressful situation. Having the discussion when you are still well eliminates the burden dramatically.