Do you have an Advance Directive? Have you had the discussion regarding who you would want to make healthcare decisions for you if you are not able to make them for yourself? What happens when we don't have conversations about our health care wishes? Listen to this special episode of What's Important to You, where Dr. Shahid Aziz discusses ways to prepare for difficult conversations and offers practical strategies on how to have meaningful conversations on advance directives.
Episode 5: Should We Talk to Children About Death?March 7, 2019
When someone in your family is nearing the end, can the children handle it? How much should you tell them? How close do you allow them to get? Listen to today’s interview with our Clinical Manager of Montgomery Kids to learn how to support children as they experience the death of a loved one.
Episode 4: Working With Challenging FamiliesFebruary 13, 2019
There is great meaning and purpose in the experience of Caregiving. But the role also comes with high levels of burden and stress. In hospice, the multidisciplinary team is uniquely positioned to initiate and model supportive care to both patients and their family. What if the family needs specific attention or effort, and is challenging to work with? Listen to an interview with one of our Social Workers, Lisa Frank, to learn more about how to deal with "demanding" families.
Episode 3: How to Talk to Patients About HospiceJanuary 8, 2019
Talking to patients and families about hospice care is difficult. Why are conversations about end-of-life issues so important? Will patients think you’re giving up? Does it get easier with time? In this episode, we visited the Riderwood Medical Center to gain some insight on how some providers approach end-of-life conversations, the time limitations, and resistance to care.
Episode 2: Managing Holiday BluesDecember 13, 2018
The holiday season is often accompanied with family gatherings, festivities, and feelings of joy. But for someone who has lost a loved one and is grieving, this time of year can evoke feelings of sadness and loneliness. In this episode we interviewed our Director of Bereavement Care, Kip Ingram, who shared with us practical tips to help people get through the first holiday.
Episode 1: Isn’t it Depressing?November 8, 2018
Why do people decide to work in the hospice field? Isn’t it depressing? Listen to today’s podcast for a glimpse into Montgomery Hospice and the employees that work in the end-of-life care field. In lieu of National Hospice Month, our first podcast is dedicated to hospice workers all over.