The Importance of Advanced Directives Lee Memorial Health System Unexpected accidents happen every day, leaving loved ones to make quick and important decisions. It’s something Kim Pieretti, a medical social worker with Lee Health, sees every day. “I work in trauma, and unfortunately people fall off ladders every day. Unfortunately, people get in car accidents, so it’s so important to have a conversation about our wishes and our desires regarding health care before we get into any kind of situation where it’s required.”
How to Set Up an Advance Healthcare Directive UCLA Health It always seems too early, until it’s too late. UCLA Health celebrates National Healthcare Decisions Day with advice from Dr. Neil Wanger about how to set up an advance healthcare directive.
The Journey of Palliative Care: Putting Quality Back Into Life Lee Memorial Health System Palliative Care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life.
Planning Ahead with Advanced Directives Lee Memorial Health System Taking time to explain your medical requests to loved ones can make a big difference in your care. “It kind of gives those decision-makers some direction as to how you would like to die or how you would like the end of your life to be regarding care and quality,” said Austin.
Complicated Grief: Q & A with Dr. M. Katherine Shear Center for Complicated Grief Do you wonder: What is complicated grief? How is it different from grief and depression? And can anything help? Dr. M. Katherine Shear sits down with the Irish Hospice Foundation to address these questions.