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graceful journey updateThe Minnesota Council of Churches continues to expand its Graceful Journey program through presentations in churches and by training congregations to care for their members during illness, aging and dying.
Three physicians involved with Honoring Choices Minnesota were interviewed in an episode of Inside Health Care.
graceful journey updateGraceful Journey, a pilot project by the Minnesota Council of Churches in partnership with Honoring Choices Minnesota, is designed to help people think about the kinds of decisions that need to be made at end of life, to offer the tools necessary to discuss and make those decisions, and to encourage congregations to provide the care needed to make end of life a graceful journey for its members.
By: David Bonham, M.D.

Dr. BonhamI was on call for my group of ICU doctors Wednesday night when I was called by a nurse and told that a new patient was just being transferred to the ICU in severe respiratory distress. The patient was an elderly gentleman suffering a neurological condition that caused progressive swallowing difficulty - to the point that he had to be fed by a gastrostomy feeding tube for several years. In spite of this he had been recurrently aspirating, developing pneumonias and other breathing difficulties.

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