Listening, engaging, being honest and truthful, inventive and creative – these are important qualities when dealing with sick people and they apply to doctors, nurses, relatives and friends alike.
A piano in the hospital, rabbits in the hallway, taking a wheelchair to the movies, driving a car over the “Schueberfouer” – bringing joy, even at the end of life.
This book tells of the different life paths of seriously ill patients, the grief of relatives and the experiences of staff.
“Palliative medicine, from the philosophical-ethical point of view, is an effective practice in the service of human dignity. This dignity cannot be lost, not even by the worst illness. Palliative medicine has as its goal the accompaniment and holistic treatment of seriously ill, usually terminally ill people, this in respect for their dignity, and until the end of their lives.”
Hubert Hausemer, philosopher