After last episode’s conversation with Corissa, many PTs are asking this question:

Are physical therapists really the health care professional who should be having conversations about death & dying with our patients?

Today’s guest & I resoundingly agree on this one.  YES!

In fact, OncoPTs may be one of the BEST oncology pros to have these conversations, & here’s why:

We spend so much time with our patients.  We may be their confidante or most trusted oncology team member they see.  Who better to start the conversation, than someone they trust?

But this begs the question: how do we approach this, when we aren’t comfortable talking about death & dying ourselves.  Listen to find out!  

Back for round 2 on death & dying, Corissa Decker, RN, BSN, is continuing her interview on tough conversations.  

In today’s episode, Corissa gives us very tangible strategies to start implementing better care in our practice, both for our patients AND us.

Until next time, this is Elise with TheOncoPT. And remember: you are exactly the physical therapist that your patients with cancer need. So let’s get to work.

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Listen to The Riveting Rosies Podcast on Spotify!