Advancements in ALS Care: Over the course of his lengthy experience with ALS care, he has seen many advancements starting with improvements in the understanding of ALS and its care. A significant technical development is the use of BiPAP to assist breathing.
Coping as a Professional: Palliative care is difficult for the professional. Dr. Blachowitz will often talk with family, friends and colleagues for support and counsel. He focuses on the positives of providing comfort.
His Role in the ALS Community: Dr. Roy Blachowitz is a Family Physician who includes palliative care as part of his practice. The ALS patients in his care have all been diagnosed and have started some of therapy. In other words, he helps them after theyve started their journey.
Quality of Life: Dr. Blachowitz shares some profoundly deep thoughts about the role of hope and the understanding of change in achieving a satisfactory quality of life.
Reflection on Patient Experiences on Coping: Dr. Blachowitz shares his observations on the various ways the patients and their families cope with ALS “ including faith and alternative therapies. He tells a riveting story of a patient of how one patient was able to actively determine how she wanted to deal with her condition.