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Total transparency with the entire care team is key.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?

The idea is designed to ensure the entire care team is participating in total transparency. It helps manage the emotions that cause chaos, damaged feelings and confusion during the end of life.

Total honest, coordinated  and transparent communication with the entire care team is crucial. There are typically too many players. 

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Ask people to participate in a trial in a licensed care facility.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Experts from very aspect of the care team; doctors, nurses and family

Tell us about your work experience:

I am a nurse I have worked in a post-surgical rehab care center with some long term care and comfort care. I saw comfort care first hand. I saw families grieving.

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Hi Carolyn, interesting post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.