November is National Hospice and Palliative Care month, as well as Caregiver month. Caregivers and family are heavily involved in the health of their loved ones. So many times they are the driving force behind getting Hospice and Palliative care involved. So it works out perfect that both of these happen to be in the same month.
A little background first. As a Registered Nurse, I had heard the first and last breaths of life as well as the first and last heartbeats and everything in between. A life is equally precious no matter how young or old. Everyone will ultimately transition from this earth, some sooner than others.
If you are reading this, then here is the first rule for anybody. It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. Make sure that your wishes for a major medical event and/or end of life care are clear. Telling someone…
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