For the Professional

 

For the Professional

We can work as your partner in 3 important ways.
For your patients and loved ones: It's not easy to talk about these challenging topics of end of life issues.

It takes time. It takes understanding. It takes a gentle, compassionate but direct approach to help people make decisions that reflect their goals, values and beliefs. It takes experience to answer the difficult questions and help a patient and family navigate decision-making through the many emotional, psychosocial and financial issues.

Passages RN will the work with your patients and their loved ones, regardless of their ability to pay. When you don’t have the time or comfort to have these extensive and difficult conversations, Passages does.

While Passages does not make treatment recommendations, it will arm your patients and families with tools to improve communication with you; increasing teamwork, satisfaction, and support for all of you. Give your patients and families the gift of support and time to work through difficult conversations and decisions. Contact us to make a referral

For your own knowledge:
We are committed to educating and supporting the healthcare professionals who work with those facing a life-limiting illness through the provision of free talks and workshops on a variety of end of life issues. We are happy to design something to meet the specific needs of your group.

To work together to improve care and conversation in our community:

  1. You can partner with us in research programs which may include 
    surveys, focus groups, grant collaboration
  2. You can talk to us about your ideas for the development of educational tools to help you in your practice or training.

Research Programs

We all share in the experience of end of life issues, whether as friends and family, co-workers, employers, or healthcare professionals. Passages welcomes collaborative research opportunities to better identify unmet needs on which to strengthen and build the program. This can be done in several ways through our “Partners in Care” Program:

  • Collaborate in the development of research proposals and the conduction of research studies.
  • Inform the populations you serve about ongoing opportunities to participate in focus groups for data collection and/or research