TAL #034 BETH SUERETH

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

Hospice:

  • What is it
  • When it should be considered
  • Where it happens
  • Cost
  • When to consider hospice even if the doctor isn't suggesting it
  • How to take a course of action that's different from what the doctor recommends

Considerations before hospice:

  • Who is involved in decision-making
  • Legal documents
  • Funeral wishes
  • How to make an end-of-life plan for the patient
  • The two questions that can get you very different answers

Considerations during hospice:

  • How to inform family members and others
  • How to handle differences between patient and family wishes 
  • How to put a plan into action with the least distress for the patient
  • How to use the time that's left
  • Quality of life
  • Tying up loose ends for all

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  • And, stay tuned for AFTER THOUGHTS to hear Colleen read her emotional essay: 24 Hours in the Life of the Death of My Mother

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If you'd like to take Beth's advice and keep copies of medical documents with you (and be like Colleen and whip medical details out of your proverbial holster with lightning speed) you can create your own binder. 

Click HERE for the link to THE BINDER page inserts.

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QUOTES OF NOTE:

There’s always a way around a situation.
— Beth Suereth
Preparation and any knowledge at all about what’s to come just helps making the decisions along the way so much easier.
— Beth Suereth
I am on this mission to get this information out there.
— Beth Suereth

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