Top 3 Takeaways from July’s Facebook Live Event: “End-of-Life Discussions”

Each session of “Navigate Now: How Can We Help?” focuses on a topic chosen by the AONN+ community. This month, our panel of experts shares strategies for removing the barriers to discussing end-of-life planning with patients.

What are the Elements That Make up a “Good Death” Experience for a Cancer Patient?

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
We never want to think about the reality that our patients dealing with advanced cancers are going to eventually die of their disease or from the toxicities of its treatment. But they will. Commonly today there is avoidance on the part of treating physicians, generally medical oncologists, to embark on a discussion about end of life planning.