National Expert Visits OUZ Campus

POSTED BY: News Department
Thursday, November 21, 2002 - 02:05 PM
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Life is a constant state of living in the unknown --but when families and friends know a loved one's time is limited, there are many things they can do to provide a soothing exit. Nationally acclaimed author and end-of-life expert Dr. Ira Byock visited Ohio University--Zanesville, to explain why people should communicate more, during a period of terminal illness. Byock says it is imperative terminally ill people discuss their needs and wants during the final phases of their lives. Byock suggests making wills, delegating Power of Attorney and talking with physicians about concerns and wants. Genesis healthcare workers attended to seminar to better learn an understanding of how to deal with families dealing with terminal illness.

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