Poor Communication is Compromising Care for the Dying

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In a recent CARENET report, poor communication was cited as a contributor to compromised care for palliative patients. Their research showed that up to 70 per cent of seriously ill, hospitalized elderly Canadians have been given invasive end-of-life treatments that they simply did not want. Find out how to improve communication at end of life in this week's podcast.
About Hospice Quinte
Hospice Quinte provides individuals, their families, and caregivers with compassionate end of life care, by attending to their physical, psychosocial, and practical needs, and offering empathetic care to those who are grieving through visiting hospice services and support groups. All Hospice Quinte programs and services are provided by compassionate, well-trained volunteers and staff at no charge to the individual or their family.

Hospice Quinte serves a population of over 102,000 in Quinte West, Belleville, Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. To find out more visit HospiceQuinte.ca.

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