How do you want to live? The goal of The Conversation Project is to get people talking about this. And they are using the non-medical community to get these conversations started. The focus is on values, not medical terminology.
Kate DeBartolo, who oversees the Conversation Project, shares her expertise with us about having end of life conversations. Find out more on today’s episode:
The effects of end of life conversations on depression rates
Who should have these conversations
When they should have them
What is it about dying home that is important to people
What role does a loved one play as a proxy or healthcare advocate
Planning ahead is important. But how do you plan ahead when you don’t know what you need? You enlist the help of a geriatric nurse consultant.
Jeri has spent her nursing career in the end of life space. From an early age, she was drawn to work with the elderly. And some personal experiences with dementia and death further fueled her passion. She offers her expertise as a geriatric care consultant on today’s show.
Tune in to today’s episode and learn:
What a geriatric nurse consultant is
Why you would need one
Why it’s important to talk about choices before the need arises
Why your aging/dying loved one needs an advocate
Learn some strategies for communicating with your loved one with dementia
Jennifer Moore Ballentine is the executive director of the Shiley Institute of Palliative Care at California State University. She recently wrote a very interesting piece about just the role of palliative care in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please tune in to this very important episode and get an education, not only about palliative care, but hear more about:
Do you believe in life after death? If you do, you’re going to love this interview. If you don’t, you should listen to this interview. I firmly believe that Debra Diamond can decrease your fear of dying.
Debra Diamond is a former Wall Street money manager, turned psychic medium and death doula. On today’s show, she shares her experience as a death doula and hospice volunteer, sitting with the dying. Find out from her:
what the difference is between a psychic and a medium
what happened that brought our culture so far away (and afraid of) death?
About the difference between being unresponsive and being unconscious