Pathways™ is a service of the The Non Profit Hospice Alliance and is an educational and supportive program for people facing an advanced or chronic illness
Making crucial choices is often a challenge for people living with advanced or chronic illnesses. Having the right information at the right time is an important way to achieve the ultimate goal of maintaining quality of life.
In a step-by-step, individualized, process the Pathways™ program provides just that kind of education for decision-making.
Pathways™ can helps patients and families learn about the practical, emotional, spiritual and medical issues faced by those dealing with advanced or chronic illness. Participants actively learn more about the choices they have and ways to deal with the challenges that chronic or advanced illness can bring.
The specific issues addressed and the number of educational sessions varies depending on the needs and direction of the Pathways™ participant. Pathways™ empowers patients and families to take charge of the issues that accompany chronic or advanced illness by offering life-enhancing education and support for:
- Defining Quality of Life
- Coping Strategies
- Practical Issues
- Emotional Issues
- Spiritual Issues
- Advanced Directives
Sessions can be provided in the comfort of the home; the hospital or another agreed-upon location, depending on the patient's and family's convenience.