Podcast 24: End of Life Discussion

End of Life Discussions with Family

Podcast (Audio Only)

In this episode Joanne Williams, LCSW discusses with Maureen Kures, RN her mission is to inspire millions of families to start candid conversations about end of life wishes before death, while they can still influence decisions before needed.  Finding the right person that has the abilities needed to fight for your wishes to make sure they actually happen, since that may be required from Insurance companies or surgeons. 

The stories she shares from having personal experiences working on an oncology cancer ward, Hospice, and ICU nurse that are poignant and powerful.  They will encourage listeners to get their wishes documented and how to make sure you have the right person on your side. This kind of empowerment can be a gift for every member in the family and be the vehicle to sidestep costly conflicts before relationships are forever fractured.

Whether families engage with Maureen for facilitated family discussions or join one of her group training, one thing is certain, the end-of-life conversation will start and come to a winning conclusion.

Summary of today's Show:

Stories Maureen heard from families that are the reason Maureen started this mission to facilitate having the conversation to Start the talk now with families and choose to focus on end-of-life planning?

  1. What is Advance Care Planning and why is it important?
  2. What are the first steps people need to be aware of when it comes to planning for end-of-life?
  3. When is the best time to start this type of planning?
  4. Why is having a conversation about dying so difficult?
  5. How do you broach this topic with family members who don't want to talk about this topic?
  6. Illicit another family member to help with having the talk
  7. Besides family, who else needs to know about my end-of-life decisions?
  8. What are the qualities of life that you are unwilling to live with, if you have a life-threatening event and you are incapacitated, but alive? Have you told your Medical Power of Attorney and put it in writing?

Maureen and Joanne have a candid conversation with stories about personal family experience and Maureen patients that needed a Medical Power of Attorney and without it the family chaos that ensued.

Clear recommendations on what is needed and how to structure the conversation that saves the families relationships and make your wishes known.

Maureen offers a pathway for your End of Life conversation at www.startthetalk.com or  www.RadiantMourning.com    maureen@radiantmourning.com

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Clear recommendations on what is needed and how to structure the conversation that saves the families relationships and make your wishes known.

Maureen offers a pathway for your End of Life conversation at www.startthetalk.com or  www.RadiantMourning.com    maureen@radiantmourning.com

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