Number 2 of the Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate, Care Manager, Aging Life Care Professional by Your Side…
Number 2 is very crucial, especially 9+ months into this pandemic, “Your Emotions Get in the Way”. Number 2 is taken from You Bet Your Life, of the Top 10 Reasons You Need a Professional Patient Advocate by Your Side by Trisha Torrey.
Trisha Torrey explains the FUDGE Theory, I of course love anything related to food!
Fear happens when you are someone you love has had a catastrophic diagnosis. So many questions, so many emotions, it is an awful time to be making very important decisions.
Uncertainty about the diagnosis, where to get answers, getting other opinions, who do you believe or trust. Going back to Number 1, basically you don’t know what you don’t know!
Doubt, by definition, is a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction. “Second guessing, especially when it comes to medical decision-making, will be a hallmark of your journey through the system.”
Guilt can influence how decisions are made whether it is your health issue or that of your loved one. Wondering if you would have done things differently would this still be happening. Worrying over the last words you spoke to a loved one. Feeling like maybe you didn’t do enough. Guilt over the past, present, and future.
Exhaustion, especially during times like we are all facing today, is especially difficult, even more so on caregivers. Exhaustion can be physical but certainly emotional, especially during a healthcare crisis or challenge.
During a catastrophic healthcare event what you want, no need, is peace of mind. Having a trained Professional Patient Advocate or Aging Life Care Professional at your side that is dedicated to you and your loved one, helping you navigate the healthcare system and providers, organizing second and even third opinions all while caring about you and your outcome allows you to feel your emotions while they guide you through your journey.
At Diversified Nurse Consultants we are here to provide experienced oversight, advocacy, education, and support during these stressful times so you can feel your emotions and still get the best care for you and your loved one.