Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: advance directives

  • The talk

    Akshay Khatri Valhalla, New York, United States   Photo from Pixabay I walked into the emergency department with a sense of trepidation. The patient I was evaluating was Mrs. G, a woman whom I had cared for in the hospital a few months earlier. Now she was back from the nursing home with more shortness…

  • The spiritual dimension of facilitating advance directives planning: the congregational setting as a vital resource

    Kathleen¬†Blanchfield Romeoville, Illinois   Introduction As a registered nurse, chaplaincy intern, and faith community nurse, I have been privileged to assist in advance directives planning and implementation in the congregational setting. A blessing of working as a faith community nurse is the ability to engage others in the subject of advance care planning in a…