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Monday, September 06, 2010
Seeing it through our loved one’s eyes
The 2nd post on caregivers from our guest blogger, Viki Kind:
As caregivers, we do our best to make good decisions for our loved ones and to keep them included as much as possible in their own lives. But to really understand how our choices are experienced by the person in our care, it is time for you to trade places with the person you are caring for and to consider the world from his or her perspective. If you can, have someone else read this to you slowly, so you can close your eyes and truly put yourself in your loved one’s shoes.Viki Kind is a clinical bioethicist, medical educator and hospice volunteer. Her book, “The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can't,” guides families and healthcare professionals through the difficult process of making decisions for those who are losing or have lost the ability to think. She has also been a caregiver for many years for four members of her family.
You can visit Viki at her web site KindEthics.com.
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