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The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t

Posted May 28 2010 7:12am

My colleague  Viki Kind  has just published a :  The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making: Making Choices for Those Who Can’t.  

The Caregiver’s Path guides families and healthcare professionals through the process of making decisions for those who are losing or have lost capacity to think.  Viki Kind has developed an adaptable system for making choices that comes as mu from her heart as from her extensive experience as a bioethicist.  Readers will learn the framework and tools to create a good, ethical decision.  These tools will help give voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. 

The book provides specific strategies and questions to use along the decision making pathway.  This is not a one-size-fits-all solution but can be adapted depending on the individual’s level of incapacity and the situation. Throughout the book are personal and real-life stories to help illustrate these tools.  At the end of the book, Viki gives expanded end-of-life guidance for making the most difficult decisions.  Respect and compassion are the core values of this decision making process.  

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