Having “The Talk” How do you have “the talk” with your parents about wills, finances, medical care choices, and funerals? Elderly parents may be reluctant to face end-of-life issues. This may be due to one of three reasons: procrastination; lack of experience or information; or denial. In all candor, it may be a combination of all three … [Read more...] about How To Have “The Talk” With Aging Parents
The below is a true story. The names have been changed but the story-line has not been altered. It’s my fear that this situation happens all too often. If that’s the case, my heart goes out to families who are treated like a number and a commodity. It only takes a minute to show kindness, empathy and respect. It was a typical New Year’s Eve. Grace … [Read more...] about Nurse Should Know, a Little Empathy Goes a Long Way!
There are 6 important things a person must remember when being taken to the emergency room or having any form of medical treatment. The story below is true. All I could think about during my encounter in the emergency room was, if I was feeling this way – what were other people thinking or enduring. Friends – I can’t express to you enough, you … [Read more...] about 6 Rules to Follow When You Go to The Emergency Room