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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 shown you
How to always achieve your goals 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 BLOG I want to share with you
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IF YOUR LOVED ONE IN INTENSIVE CARE IS BRAIN DEAD OR IS CONSIDERED FOR ORGAN DONATION!
Now if you have tuned in for this week’s blog, I am sure that you are devastated by the news that you have been given by the Intensive Care team.
Maybe your loved one has been involved in a serious car accident or maybe your loved one has fallen off a roof. Maybe some other tragic situation has led to your loved one approaching their end of life in Intensive Care.
Many situations can lead to terrible and tragic situations and you may feel horrible and empty and often words can’t describe on how you and your Family may feel and what you may be going through.
Keep looking for help!
At least you are looking for help in your situation and that is something you should be proud of and you should be giving yourself a pat on the shoulder just by simply doing that. Congratulations for seeking help and advice!
There are no black& white rules
There are no simple or black and white rules when your critically ill loved one and you and your Family are in a situation where you are confronted with terrible news such as that your critically ill loved one maybe brain dead or maybe in a situation where your loved one is surely approaching his or her end of life in Intensive Care and therefore may be a potential organ donor.
Now, the good news is that whatever situation you may face, you and your family are not obliged to agree to anything the Intensive Care team suggests to you. You may need more time to consider your options and you also may need more time to think your options through. You may also want to consider a second opinion before you start even thinking about making a decision going forward.
The situation can be very confrontational
It’s a very confrontational and difficult situation that you and your Family are in, if your critically ill loved one is brain dead and/or has been considered for potential organ donation.
Not only have you just been confronted with your loved one’s admission to Intensive Care and you now also have to make a decision how to approach the topic of organ donation and you have to face your loved one’s end of life in Intensive Care.
Don’t rush into making decisions and don’t let anyone pressure you!
As a starting point you shouldn’t rush to make a decision if you don’t feel like it. Many Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care just don’t feel like “harvesting organs” from their dying loved one is something that aligns with their core values and beliefs.
On the other hand, other Families of critically ill Patients in Intensive Care feel like it is the right thing to do and it is something they feel comfortable with, often giving them a strong sense of purpose in light of those tragic circumstances when losing a loved one to critical illness in Intensive Care.
It feels right for them to give back to other people in need and it feels like their dying loved one could leave a legacy and it may feel like their loved one’s death would make at least some kind of sense.
Your decision is simply what it is! It’s your decision based on your beliefs and values!
And just because some people feel like it’s the right thing to do others feel like it’s not. And it’s just that. It’s neither right or wrong, nor is it good or bad. It’s just what it is. It’s very much a value and belief based decision.
If you are unsure, get as much information as possible and also get and ask for as much time as possible as you need for making a decision.
- THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF THE MEDICAL TEAM IN INTENSIVE CARE WANTS TO “LIMIT TREATMENT”, WANTS TO “WITHDRAW TREATMENT” OR “WITHDRAW LIFE SUPPORT” OR WANTS TO ISSUE A “DNR” (DO NOT RESUSCITATE) OR AN “NFR” (NOT FOR RESUSCITATION) ORDER FOR YOUR CRITICALLY ILL LOVED ONE!
- FOLLOW THIS PROVEN SYSTEM TO AVOID THE 3 MOST DANGEROUS MISTAKES THAT YOU ARE MAKING, BUT YOU ARE UNAWARE OF, IF YOUR LOVED ONE IS A CRITICALLY ILL PATIENT IN INTENSIVE CARE!- AVOID THESE 3 MISTAKES AND YOU CAN EXERCISE CONTROL, POWER& GAIN INFLUENCE FAST!
- MANAGING YOUR FAMILY AND THE INTENSIVE CARE TEAM WHILST YOUR LOVED ONE IS CRITICALLY ILL IN INTENSIVE CARE
- PEACE OF MIND, CONTROL, POWER AND INFLUENCE EVEN IN THE MOST CHALLENGING OF CIRCUMSTANCES THAT YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR CRITICALLY ILL LOVED ONE COULD POSSIBLY FACE IN INTENSIVE CARE
What would your dying loved one want? Do you strongly feel that giving a heart, a lung, a kidney or a liver of your loved one to some other sick person in need does make sense and would fulfil a purpose?
Do you feel like “harvesting organs” of your loved one doesn’t feel like the right thing to do? Does it violate your beliefs and values? Again, you decide what’s right in your situation. Don’t let people “push” you in any direction that you don’t feel comfortable with.
Make sure you can spend enough time with your loved one!
Also, make sure that you can spend enough time with your critically ill loved one before he or she is going to die. After all, you, your Family and your critically ill loved one are in a unique and in a “once in a lifetime” situation and your main objective should be to have as much peace of mind as possible in your challenging and unique situation. You and your Family may want to consider to spend more quality time with your critically ill loved one before saying good bye.
And if you feel like this is important for you and for your Family then you should ask for it. Do whatever feels right for you and for your Family and don’t let other people’s agenda be in your way.
How can you have PEACE OF MIND, control, power and influence whilst your loved one is critically ill in Intensive Care?
You get to that all important feeling of PEACE OF MIND, CONTROL, POWER AND INFLUENCE when you download your FREE “INSTANT IMPACT” report NOW by entering your email below!
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In your FREE “INSTANT IMPACT” REPORT you’ll learn how to speak the “secret” Intensive Care language so that the doctors and the nurses know straight away that you are an insider and that you know and understand what’s really happening in Intensive Care! In your FREE report you’ll also discover
- 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 “YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED” and I’ll see you again in another update next week! Make sure you also check out our BLOG section for more tips and strategies or send me an email to [email protected] with your questions!
Also check out our Products section where you get more Ebooks, Videos and Audio recordings and where you can also get 1:1 consulting with myself via Skype or over the phone by clicking on the products tab!
This is Patrik Hutzel from INTENSIVECAREHOTLINE.COM and I’ll see you again next week with another update!