To medicate or not to medicate? That is the question that many of us caring for those at end of life must answer every day. Part of our role is to ensure that the sweet souls we care for are pain-free in their last stretch of life. At ABODE, we partner with hospice agencies to do exactly that.
But what are our Guests’ wishes? What if they refuse medication even when we see them in pain? And what about the families’ wishes – especially those who fear that helpful medicines like Morphine and Ativan/Lorazepam hasten death? (They don’t, by the way.)
Watch this special ABODE Academy Pop Up featuring Retired Hospice Physician Richard Ferguson and Trinity Hospice Nurse Beverly Tuomala, along with our ABODE End of Life Navigators, as we delve into this important topic.