Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM , where we INSTANTLY improve the lives of Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care, so that you can have PEACE OF MIND, real power, real control and so that you can influence decision making FAST, even if you’re not a doctor or a nurse in Intensive Care!
In last week’s BLOG I’ve asked the question “WHAT WOULD YOU DO if you knew that you COULD NOT FAIL, whilst your loved one is critically ill in Intensive Care?“
You can check out last week’s BLOG by clicking on the link here!
In this week’s PODCAST I interview a very special guest, Dr Monica Williams- Murphy.
Dr Williams- Murphy is an Emergency room physician and also the co- author of the book “It’s OK to die”
Dr Williams- Murphy also has her own website OKTODIE.COM where she’s regularly blogging about her experiences about death and dying in a hospital.
Dr Williams- Murphy is a strong advocate for Patients and their Families during the end of life process and she also strongly advocates for her medical colleagues to improve their communication skills when faced with end of life challenges in a hospital!
Listen to the interview here!
In today’s INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM PODCAST Patrik and Dr Williams- Murphy talk about
- how a moral crisis in her clinical work got Dr Williams- Murphy to start publishing her own blog about end of life WWW.OKTODIE.COM
- Dr Williams- Murphy is sharing the story of her “awakening” Patients who turned her grief and challenges into her passion
- Why hearing some ribs crack during CPR(Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) changed Dr Williams- Murphy’s outlook completely
- Dr Williams- Murphy wants to elevate people’s thinking about death and dying
- Dr Williams- Murphy gives an example where stage 4 lung cancer of a Patient still didn’t lead the primary physician to talk straight with the Patient and their Family about their wishes towards the end of life
- Patrik and Dr Williams- Murphy discuss who has to have the conversation about end of life with Patients and their Families
- Patrik and Dr Williams- Murphy shed some light on why many clinicians still “suck” at communicating during the end of life phase and what needs to be done about it
- Dr Williams- Murphy talks about why it’s so important to identify where people are in the “MAP OF LIFE” at the end of their life and how it needs to be integrated in the communication process!
- Why the way an end of life message is being delivered is so important
- How to bring down the walls of denial during an end of life situation!
- Dr Williams- Murphy uses a humorous way if her medical colleagues don’t want to talk about death and dying and she reminds them that they need to become an accountant instead
- We try and give people a good life and we also need to give people a good death!
- Patrik and Dr Williams- Murphy talk about a “good” and “bad” death and how they both apply to a clinical setting
- There is an emotional window of opportunity when talking about death and dying and we need to see the window and talk about it compassionately
- Why some doctors only see the human body and the organs and not the holistic and whole human being
- Patrik shares an experience from Intensive Care where a doctor was in denial that death occurred
- Why it’s so important to feel a sense of control at the end of life and how to get it!
- Why many health professionals(doctors and nurses) in Intensive Care and the Emergency room burn out and how to effectively manage it
- Why facing your own mortality is critical and the first step to feel at ease talking about death and dying!
- Patrik and Dr Williams identify that in first world countries like the USA and Australia 75-90% of people want to die at home, yet less than 20% actually do
- There is a failure in the system and in palliative care in particular where dying is getting more and more institutionalized!
- Why we need to move from a “high-tech” to a “high- touch ” medicine in order to solve the crisis in end of life situations
- Why fear, grief and loss in end of life situations, especially when families are distant makes things worse
- How the news about the moment of death is delivered is important as news are going to be carried over even for generations
- Patrik and Dr Williams- Murphy feel like they are “walking arm in arm” to bring transparency, advocacy and support for Families and Patients in high acuity areas such as Emergency department and Intensive Care!
Listen to the interview here!
How can you have PEACE OF MIND, control, power and influence whilst your loved one is critically ill in Intensive Care?
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- How to ask the doctors and the nurses the right questions
- Discover the many competing interests in Intensive Care and how your critically ill loved one’s treatment may depend on those competing interests
- How to eliminate fear, frustration, stress, struggle and vulnerability even if your loved one is dying
- 5 “killer” tips& strategies helping you to get on the right path to PEACE OF MIND, control, power and influence in your situation
- You’ll get real world examples that you can easily adapt to your and your critically ill loved one’s situation
- How to stop being intimidated by the Intensive Care team and how you will be seen as equals
- You’ll get crucial ‘behind the scenes’ insight so that you know and understand what is really happening in Intensive Care
- How you need to manage doctors and nurses in Intensive Care(it’s not what you think)
Thank you for tuning into this week’s “PODCAST” and I’ll see you again in another update next week! Make sure you also check out our “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” section where we answer your questions or send me an email to [email protected] with your questions!
This is Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM and I’ll see you again next week with another update!
Sincerely, your Friend