"Compassionate care shared decision making at end of life"
Posted by Jarvis (as ),
My grandma was transferred to Blackpool after her heart value was falling her - her previously independent life had been compromised due to her shortness of breath.
She had fabulous care whilst in the Royal Blackburn hospital and together they support her to explore surgical intervention to see if she could regain her quality of life. She had a temp ballon procedure on Tuesday and initially recovered well. Unfortunately she did deteriorate and died on CCU on Wednesday pm.
She died with all her family around her on CCU supported by the allocated nurse, Trini ward manager and doc TJ. They supported us and made my gran as comfortable as possible. The consultant Mr More came down to meet us. He had listened to her that she wanted to take the risk to improve her life, he didn't look at her age 92 year he looked at the person but also listened when she refused more intervention - thank you she died with the dignity she had all her life.