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Advice for Caregivers

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Viki Kind, a medical editor and hospice volunteer who specializes in medical ethics, talks with Joyce about her book, "A Caregiver's Guide to Compassionate decision-making." Each one of us is now, or will at some point in the future be making decisions for someone else, or may be needing that service. It is important for all of us to learn how to handle this important conversation. "I would like to teach others to respectfully understand that other people may not see the world as you do but you can find common ground which can connect you to one another. With such respect, it is easier to be understanding, kind and peaceful with each other. Don’t assume we are all alike. Instead, ask people how they would want to be shown respect or comfort and then treat others as they would want to be treated." Feel free to dial in and ask questions on the air.

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