When people are faced with terminal illnesses and death, they usually need support and guidance to identify how they want to live the end of their life. The RN can play a vital role in this process. Ellen Goodman started what is called “The Conversation project” in 2012 to champion this need.
Initial Discussion Post:
- Identify and state when end of life conversations should occur and why at that time(s).
- Identify and describe how as a RN you can promote and support this end of life decision process.
- Identify and state how the RN’s personal beliefs and feelings can impact having these end of life conversations with patients and families.
Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.