End-of-Life, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

‘As real as it gets’: Dying B.C. man says goodbye at his ‘living wake’ | CTV News — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

“My first oncologist, basically his first words to me were, ‘We’re not beating this.’ He didn’t say hi to me. He didn’t get to know me,” Walters said.

That is not how it should be at all! Where is the get to know one another part? The caring part? Empathy? How about basic humanity? This is where medical professionals need to change their ‘bedside’ manner and put themselves in the patient’s shoes.

Good for those that choose a ‘celebration of life ceremony’ before they die so they can say goodbye to friends and family, and friends and family can say goodbye to them.

 

Source: ‘As real as it gets’: Dying B.C. man says goodbye at his ‘living wake’ | CTV News

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