Even KISS fails.
If the acronym Keep It Simple, Stupid always worked, the staff assigned to introduce potential patients to hospice could successfully use bullet points to convey the basics. Like these three:
- The hospice team will not care for the patient all day and every day.
- Finding the right balance of helpful medications can take time.
- A chaplain is the second-most important member of the team.
Why these “headlines?” During a recent patient care meeting, all were referenced—within moments of each other—when discussing new admissions. Every hospice admit nurse will mention a version of those three (and much more) when introducing hospice care to patients and families. Written material, and links to online resources, will also be provided.
Providing information is easy.
During hospice care, understanding that information is rarely easy.
Let me “drill down” into these three . . . Read More →by