Big Bend Hospice Introduces Program Encouraging Important Conversations

What does it mean to you to live well?  This is one on the first questions a trained facilitator will discuss with you as a part of Big Bend Hospice’s new program PEACEPEACE (Planning Early about Care at the End) is modeled after Respecting Choices™ a well-developed and proven systematic approach to help people articulate clearly and with those who matter most their wishes for end-of-life health care.

The PEACE program uses certified health care facilitators from Big Bend Hospice who have been trained in helping people have on-going discussions about important issues like what treatment a person would want if they are no longer able to speak for themselves to how would a person like to be remembered by those who matter most to them.  These desires are captured on a document like Five Wishes and a reliable system is set in place to ensure the document is available as needed…. PEACE Press Release – May 2013