Healthy Living: Patient Wishes

Having a loved one, or a patient, die in a hospital’s intensive care unit is painful and stressful to families and caregivers.

UCLA’s Westwood ICU is the first in the US to initiate a pilot research program to make the dying process more personal and dignified for patients and families.

It is based on a similar program in Canada.

Katie Boomgaard tells us about how three wishes made one man’s end of life a little less painful for his wife.

They’ve fulfilled more than 400 wishes for 100 patients at an average cost of $30.

Doctor Neville hopes other hospital systems all over the country adopt the program.

Categories: Healthy Living