As EOL Doulas we are advocates for people who may not know about
palliative care prior to hospice and would love to know their options for
relief of their suffering without having to sign up for hospice. The reality is that so many people will never come to hospice and they need more support as they die in the healthcare system (outside of hospice).
Your practice needs to address this aspect as well. Supporting people who are dying is not just about doing vigil the last days of life when the person is on hospice. It is about serving the dying who may not want to die, who may not have adequate palliative care.
What?!? You may be asking yourself. You did hear right. Dr. Jackie Yaeger is extraordinary in many ways as you will see below in our interview and her bio. I am so grateful she and I found each other and it has been my honor to work closely with her. I want you to know her too.
Most of the time, a person who is dying does not want to eat or drink as much. It is hard on us who love the person, not on them usually. It is hard for us to stop feeling we should be encouraging our person to eat
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