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The Human Connection of Palliative Care: Ten Steps for What To Say and Do

Dr. Diane Meier illuminates essential points and helpful advice when discussing illness and end of life concerns in a supportive setting.

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Dr. Diane E. Meier is Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a national organization devoted to increasing the number and quality of palliative care programs in the United States. In this video, Dr. Meier discusses 10 important steps in palliative care from over a decade of research. This video will serve as a valuable training tool and guide for medical professionals and their families. 

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How can we draw inspiration from current training tools such as this one and utilize them in a way that can be universally applied to conversations regarding illness, advanced care planning, and end of life concerns with our loved ones and each other?


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Wow, this is a very touching video, it made me cry because it reminded me of terrible unprofessional healthcare professionals me and my family have come across with and of the importance of raising awareness of the HUGE challenge it is to speak properly with people at the #EOL. Thanks for sharing @MorganMeinel it is an extremely useful tool.

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Marea Saldarriaga I'm so sorry to hear that you and your family had such a negative experience with your healthcare team. This is unfortunately too often an occurrence. I am very happy that you came across Dr. Meier's video. It is my hope that by posting it others will benefit from watching it - healthcare professionals included. Thank you for your thoughtful reply, and all the best to you and your family. :) 

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Thanks so much for your good wishes @MorganMeinel!

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