Chapter 1: Conversations about the future

Family meetings

I was so overwhelmed by everything and so overcome with grief that a family meeting was the last place I wanted to be. But it actually proved to be very helpful because the doctor was able to clarify a few things for me.

Family meetings that include everyone involved in care are a good way to get clarification for the patient, caregiver(s), family, and healthcare professionals about the goals of care, both for the patient and for the family. Click on the arrows below to see some important topics that can be discussed with the healthcare team.