Tori, Katie Butler, Pori discussed on WTKK Programming

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Advanced care plans, insuring yourself as peaceful the death is possible. Also means having a good honest relationship with your care providers. Tori, says those relationships can sometimes be made messy by a medical culture that aims to preserve life at all costs. Even when quality of life is being put in jeopardy because we're so hard wired to fix what we can secure and to lengthen people's lives. We lose sight of the complex interplay between organ systems, and how that influences someone day-to-day quality of life. And I think one way to change this would be for medical education to take more. Seriously, the need to introduce the idea that medicines obligation is not just to enable survival and to fix problems in organ systems. It's our main obligation as doctors is to enable wellbeing and to enable people to have the best quality of life possible. And sometimes that means saying we have reached the limits of what our therapies can do to help you and doing more technologically may be doing less for you as a human being Tori says that if a patient does reach the point the cure seems virtually impossible then it's time for that. Patient's doctor to be as honest and clear as possible the beginning of good care when we no cure is impossible begins with an acknowledgment that cure isn't possible. And I think we don't always do that in clear and explicit language and the importance of having that sort of conversation cannot be emphasized because it helps patients and their families to plan for the best case scenario and harder scenario. So I would say that the starting point for good care in the eleventh hour is really open clear compassionate conversation about the fact that we are in the eleventh hour, and whenever that time comes swear our lives have to come to an end the whole process can go all that smoother. If clear end of life plans have been made this will never be easy. But at the end of life is inevitable and both Butler and Pori say, it can be made peaceful. I think it's very important to bring in some sense of ritual or element of the sacred. However, you define that into this process. So don't be afraid to take over the room. Bringing LED those LED fake candles or flowers or photographs created a little altar on the bedside table. I've known if people do things like get someone moved out of dark ICU room and into a room with more light and fresh air. So the dying could be a more pleasant process for everybody involved. For more information about our guests as well as links to buy Katie Butler's book, the art of dying. Well, a practical guide to a good end of life. And Dr soon a book that good night life and medicine in the eleventh.

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