The Edge of Life: A Reality No One Can Escape with Dr. Parag Bharadwaj

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“Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.” - Steve Jobs

No one is ever really ready to close the circles, shut the doors, and finish the chapters we’ve shared with someone we love. Because even though death is inevitable, you’ll never really know when it will be the last page in the book of life. 

Everybody is excited about the birth of a child but there are only a few who are present at the time of the death of a loved one. Like many Americans who choose hospice and palliative care at the end of life. 

In this episode, we will hear some stories of the people who are at the edge of their life with Dr. Parag Bharadwaj, who is a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. As sending our loved ones to hospice or palliative care are common especially to Americans, let’s all not forget the meaning of life and the importance of letting them feel loved while they’re still alive.

Caregivers who choose to take care of patients with no chance of surviving are amazing and incredible. Listen to Episode 14 to know why these people continue to take care of terminally ill patients despite forming a special bond with them. Tune in to Episode 14. 

Memorable Quotes:

  • End of life is a thing that nobody wants to talk about until when you get to that point. - Dr. Parag Bharadwaj
  • There’s one reality that nobody can escape and that is death. - Dr. Parag Bharadwaj
  • All of us are excited about the birth of a child but only a few are there for the death of a loved one. - Paul Roberts

Other Resources:

Important Points:

  • Hospice can connect patients and their families to the right resources that can get them access to what they need
  • Make sure that the patients are comfortable enough so they can spend their valuable time with their family
  • People in sedation might still be able to hear us but they have no ability to respond.

About the Guests:

Parag Bharadwaj, MD is a Hospice & Palliative Medicine Specialist in Fountain Valley, CA, and the Medical Director at MemorialCare Medical Group.  As the author of the book called, “Stories from the EDGE OF LIFE”, he has been exposed to many disparities in society and found his passion in palliative care. Dr. Parag Bharadwaj is the founder of the nonprofit Palliative Care Network, which has served millions worldwide.

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

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