PALOS VERDES – SAN PEDRO
Comprehensive Age Planning
Presented by Katherine Campbell, J.D., LLM
March 14, 2013
Developing a Family Communications Policy
Example: Coordinated Family Communication Using Email
Dear Family Members:
At [patient’s] request, and with [patient’s] permission, we are writing to inform you of the following: [Patient] will be having surgery on Monday and Tuesday at [Named Hospital] in Los Angeles [optional: name the surgical procedure or give the reason, use your discretion].
We appreciate all your prayers and support. We ask you to limit your communications in order that we can respect the hospital's cell phone policies and devote our full attention to assisting [the patient]. We also ask for your co-operation to respect [patient’s] privacy and to refrain from any internet postings and social media discussions or commentary regarding his or her medical condition.
I will do my best to give you an email update on Monday and Tuesday evening Los Angeles time, after I return home.
Please direct any questions you may have to ______________________. Thank you for your understanding and your prayers.