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Dr. Gregory Phelps, medical director at UT Hospice, provides detailed information about caring for loved ones in their final stages of life. A variety of topics are discussed, including pain management and comfort strategies, how a hospice team works, the different types of hospice and how hospice can help a patient come to terms with the end of his or her life. Also in this video, meet a patient who shares her story of putting both of her parents through hospice. For more health related videos visit our Dr. Bob Show channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/DrBobShow1.
At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
My mom, Mary Ann and her fiancé John spoke many times about getting married but unfortunately her health declined rapidly over a 3 day period and thus was moved to Alive Hospice for her expected final place of rest and caring. While sitting with her on Thursday afternoon of Aug 9th, 2012 (2 days after arriving at Hospice), John asked Ann for a yes to go forward with the long-time discussed ceremony and received a smiling approval. So, in less than 24 hours it all came about & as her daughter - I was especially excited to find her a Princess Dress to wear symbolically as she is God's little Princess and Alive Hospice was so helpful to make this a reality. Thanks to all that helped make this beautiful ceremony happen. And as for the phone rings, my mom felt is was important to have all her love ones be part of the ceremony via Skype so the ringing phone was an non-issue to her and John. So please refrain from negative comments regarding the phone because we all understood the reason behind it.
This video was developed as part of a palliative care workshop. The course was designed to help professionals to recognize the need for palliative care services for a patient at every step in the cancer experience. Vignettes were produced to show every aspect of the palliative care process. This vignette shows the meeting between the patient and the pain management specialist.
Is healthcare a right or a luxury? The answer each individual gives to that question depends largely on their previous experiences with medical care, and on their geographical background and personal philosophy. It is not as simple as it sounds. But the world is getting smaller, and it is imperative that we develop a shared understanding of what kind of healthcare system works best for society in general, and how to fund this effectively. In this talk, Tarik Sammour challenges the audience to think about these questions and engages them in a passionate debate, while putting his own personal spin on things as all good speakers do! Tarik Sammour is a surgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, specialising in advanced bowel cancer surgery, patient outcome centred research and robotics. Throughout his training, Tarik has been privileged to work in a wide variety of healthcare systems, from the smallest general hospital in rural New Zealand to one of the largest medical centres in the United States, giving him a unique first-hand insight into what works well for patients and what doesn’t. One of the reasons he eventually chose to settle in Adelaide was because he saw the city’s potential as a leader in healthcare delivery and innovation. With an ageing population and spiralling healthcare costs, he has some ideas to solve problems that are relevant to us all. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Dr. Simin Beg talks about the importance of end of life care. Beg discusses how physicians, family, and hospice health professionals work as a team to provide the best and most comforting care to those utilizing hospice health. For more information, visit: http://www.spectrumhealth.org/hospice.