Advance Care Planning…What is That?

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Advance Care Planning, What is that?

Have you thought about your final wishes? What you want medically, treatment wise? How much medical interventions you want? Do you want feeding tubes, oxygen, surgery, CPR, dialysis or breathing machines?

Do you want to be in the hospital or at home to die? Are you open to palliative care should you be able to benefit from it and it is offered? Hospice? Do you even want medical treatment or do you want to enjoy what time you have left to spend with family and friends before you die out of the hospital?

These are all questions to think about. Putting your medical wishes into a document makes it much easier for yourself should you be unconscious and for your family, friends and medical professionals to follow and know what you want!

Ideally, advance care planning is a process that you revisit throughout your life…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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