Friday, September 2, 2011

The Conversations We Aren't Having: Part I--Health and End of Life

This post and the hashtag discussion at #EOLchat were inspired by conversations generated in several Twitter chat communities (hat tip to  #hcsm, #hpm, & #bcsm) and by the incredible resource of the National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) initiative.  These are communities that are dedicated to increasing communication and education between health care providers, and health care consumers. 

One theme that I noticed is a sense that there are certain conversations that feel very challenging.This theme comes up a lot in therapy.  Some of us aren't comfortable having conversations where we reveal and explore our anger.  Some of us avoid talking about the things that make us feel helpless...more