Care to enrich your end-of-life experience . . .
• Covet Wishes To Die For like there is no tomorrow
• Make three wishes for certainty, choice and comfort
• Abide in the Universal Healthcare Directive
• Receive palliative care as primary care
• Consider the prospect of Graceful Departures
Follow These 5 Golden Rules for Everlasting Peace . . .
1. Advance planning is necessary for a grand finale
2. Introspection adds certainty to living and dying with dignity
3. The Universal Healthcare Directive honors the time to every purpose
4. Palliative care offers personal choice to achieve peace of mind
5. Graceful Departures grants comfort to those near the end
Create Your Own Personal Mission Statement . . .
The ability to truly claim your life is reflected in a personal mission statement. What you stand for and what you might die for are deeper spiritual values that require introspection and deserve documentation. Matters of the heart spawn plans of intention and action that are fundamental to personal dignity. Dignity affords you the certainty of being right along with the ability to proclaim your right to live and let die. Thus, my own sentiment and initiative:Through the vast experience of practicing emergency medicine, I have seen the good, the bad and the tragic ways our loved ones depart this world. Consequently, I am evermore passionate about inviting and leading those with terminal illness to a Promised Land of their own choosing by way of Graceful DeparturesTM. People in the final stages usually come to a decision point where they are ready to let go of life. But in this weakened state, they often give in to the wishes of caregivers and healthcare providers who may not be ready to give up on them or let them go. The futurist concept of Graceful Departures™ originated from my desire to change the fear-based perception of dying to the destination vacation of a lifetime, charting the end-of-life course with ease and tranquility.
We are all caregivers at heart and need the support and immunity to care for others mercifully through the Caregiver’s Good Law.
Free Tips to Help Caregivers
If you’re caring for a loved one with a serious illness, it’s easy to let your wishes prevent your patient from dying with dignity. You have to be careful about what you say and how you say it, while having your patient’s best interest at heart. My pocket guide, 10 Phrases That Stop Patients from Dying with Dignity
. . . and what to say instead,” will help you:
- Know what to say and understand what your patient expects
- Help your patients suffer less and get more of what they wish for
- Comfort your loved ones by allowing them to die with dignity
- Help your patients make wise health care decisions
- Establish an advance care plan for others to follow
Download the pocket guide at KevinHaselhorst.com. You will also receive “Dr. H’s Clipboard,” my twice-monthly email tips for advance care planning.