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Write Your Last Chapter Dr. Faryal Michaud

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    "Palliative Pearls: How Much Time Do I Have? Part II"

    "Palliative Pearls: How Much Time Do I Have? Part II"

    Patients with serious illness often want to know how much time they have left to live. It helps them plan. How to live the rest of their lives on their own terms. Do they want to keep coming back and forth to the hospital? Or do they want to spend the rest of their lives at home instead? We talk about prognosis discussions when it is not a timed based focus but rather functional or unpredictable prognosis. 

    • 34 min
    "Palliative Pearls: How Much Time Do I Have? Part I"

    "Palliative Pearls: How Much Time Do I Have? Part I"

    We are sometimes asked by patients about their prognosis. How much time do they have? While we may never know the exact answer to that question, we often have an estimate. Is it helpful to share that information with the patients? Can we assume that they actually want to know? In the first of two part series,I will guide you how to best approach those questions so that patients get to choose the right options based on the information at hand. What not to do to protect our patients' fragile state of mind. 

    • 34 min
    "What Are Your Threes?"

    "What Are Your Threes?"

    We often make assumptions about people. People often make assumptions about us. How do they make their assumptions? Are those right or wrong assumptions? Could it be because of how we live our lives? Is there a disconnect between what matters to us and how we live our day to day lives? Is it possible that if we lived our life on purpose and mindfully, when our time comes, we would be more ready to leave this world? Do we struggle to connect with other people because we misread them altogether?

    • 30 min
    "Medical Pause in the Emergency Room with Dr. Kate Aberger"

    "Medical Pause in the Emergency Room with Dr. Kate Aberger"

    Can you pause to learn what's most important even in the Emergency Room? My first guest is an ER physician who is also a board certified palliative care physician.  Dr. Kate Aberger tells us her story of how she came to practice medicine the best way she knows how. She tells us how you can always have a medical pause when stakes are high.I am very excited to let her share her highs and lows of life in the front line caring for the living and the dying. 

    • 58 min
    "Today is Not that Day"

    "Today is Not that Day"

    We do not want to get older. There are so many birthday cards making fun of getting older. We become despondent when as we get older, we become slower at life. As runners, we run slower. Our eyesight starts to go. Our hair turns gray. Our body starts turning into a shape of its own. I want you to know that aging is a privilege. We will talk about how we should not regret getting older. It's a privilege denies to many.

    • 35 min
    "Holding Space"

    "Holding Space"

    As palliative care physicians, we know how to hold space. In this episode, I will talk to you how it feels to hold space. I also talk about how it feels to be on the receiving end of when someone holds space for you. As physicians, it is our duty to know how to deliver difficult messages or have hard conversations. 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

pony club so cute ,

Making Space

Wow! This podcast is really a life changer. Faryal Michaud very creatively gives the listener the opportunity to make space to contemplate. I just love how she introduces ideas around death and dying in a way that is soft yet deliberate. Its clear that this podcast is being produced with sincerity and a heartfelt passion to get us thinking about what we find important and meaningful. Im excited to keep listening and learning.

detroityes ,

Every episode is better than the last!

Dr. Michaud is so in touch with humanity and it comes through in her touching insightful 30 minutes, each and every time. In this episode her reminders about what it is to be human, what the role of a good doctor can and should be are touching and powerful. Love this show! Love this doctor!

Sillygames-koskholaa ,

Very helpful and insightful podcast for patients, their families and physicians

It’s about the state of the illness, especially serious illness and human suffering and how to help patients and their support groups. Faryal’a perspective is very unique, practical and tremendously helpful! If you or your loves one or your patients are going through a rough time, this is the podcast for you! + her smooth abs soft voice is so soothing 💖Wishing all health and happiness 💞

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