Discussion 2.1: The Bucket List

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May 6-13th 2018 is National Hospice Palliative Care Week!

Palliative care is about living well, right to the end.

Dr. VJ Periyakoil, the Director of Stanford Medicine’s Palliative Care and Education Program conducted the first ever “Bucket List” Study where she examined the importance of identifying goals a person wishes to accomplish before they “kick the bucket” or die.

She explains: “making a bucket list allows us to reflect on our values and goals and identify important milestones and experiences that we want to have in our lifetime.” 

Sharing your bucket list with your health care provider is useful when speaking about treatment plans. Without an understanding of what important milestones you wish to achieve, your doctor may recommend treatments that get in the way of you achieving your goals.

What is on your “bucket list”: What are the top five things you would like to accomplish or do before you die?

This consultation is now closed. 


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