LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We eat fiber, buy organic, monitor ourselves with Fitbits and make dark jokes about death to diminish its power. But we're stunned when death inevitably approaches and feel unprepared.
More of us are reaching the age when we're facing serious illness and the end of life, or have parents or loved ones who are. Some of us are living with medical conditions that could shorten our own lives. It's time to have the conversations that we've been avoiding.
Join nationally renowned palliative care physician and author Ira Byock, M.D., and Huffington Post contributor and OM Media Group co-founder Monica Vila for an inspiring Facebook Live series on living and dying well. The first is 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT), April 3, 2017.
Dr. Byock, founder and chief medical officer of the Providence Institute for Human Caring, offers families a blueprint for finding surprising opportunities for living well during serious illness, including:
- Working effectively with doctors and your healthcare system to get the best care possible
- Using illness and dying as a chance to mend fences or simply nurture relationships with the people who matter most – asking for and offering forgiveness, expressing gratitude and love
- Seeing these times as occasions for reunion, retelling family stories, and creating lasting memories and loving legacies.
National Healthcare Decisions Day in April, and the 20th anniversary of Dr. Ira Byock's book, "Dying Well," serve as fitting occasions to tackle the taboo topics of illness, caregiving, and dying. It's time to break the cycle of pain, conflict and tragedy and to find love, reconciliation and well-being.
The Dying Well Facebook Live series continues at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) May 2.
Tap on the Follow button during or after the live video, then opt-in to receive notifications of the next interview featuring Dr. Byock.
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SOURCE Providence Health & Services