Dr. Paul Been, Hospice Transformed Our Experience of a Malignant Bowel Obstruction

Runtime: 43 minutes  /  : English

Dr. Paul Been, an Emergency Room Physician, discusses how hospice care transformed his wife’s and family’s experience of living with a complete malignant bowel obstruction due to ovarian cancer. You can watch and/or download the full video or excerpts.

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  • Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer

  • Experience of Ovarian Cancer Treatment

  • No Talk of Palliation by Gynecological Oncology

  • Hospice Admission, Clarifying Our Goals of Care

  • Cancer Center Staff Washed Their Hands of Us When We Enrolled in Hospice Care

  • Week of Inpatient Hospice had “Amazing” Results

  • Doctor Describes Patient’s “Magical” Transformation

  • How We Experienced Discussions of Prognosis

  • Our Struggle with the “Why Me” Question

  • How Patient Dealt with Fear and Coped with Terminal Illness

  • Hospice was Not What Husband Expected

  • Husband Surprised That Hospice Also Supports Family

  • Impact of Hospice on Patient and Family

  • Impact of Hospice on Practical Aspects of Home Life

  • Benefit of Bereavement Care

  • Treatment at Cancer Center Compared with Hospice Care

  • Why Wasn’t Hospice Referral Sooner?

  • Role the Palliative Medicine Doctor Played

  • Husband Now a Believer in Early Palliative Care

  • Husband Now a Different Doctor, a Different Person