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7 Ways to Improve Your Life by Preparing for a Good Death

7 Ways to Improve Your Life by Preparing for a Good Death ...

Most adults want a peaceful passing, but few create a plan that loved ones can follow. By preparing for a good death, you will be inspired to live with greater intention, and you will be ready to die with peace.

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Writing the Epilogue for Your Life

Writing the Epilogue for Your Life ...

Imagine a year after your passing, a loved one sits down to write an epilogue to the story of your life. What would it say? I’ve discovered that getting real about your mortality can inspire you to live with greater intention.

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Palliative Medicine Provides Critical Care to Our Economy

Palliative Medicine Provides Critical Care to Our Economy ...

The unsustainable economics of our healthcare system paint a compelling case for the expansion of palliative medicine to address the burgeoning population of older adults approaching the end of life.

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Palliative Care: An Essential Prescription for You and Your Family

Palliative Care: An Essential Prescription for You and Your Family ...

4 Reasons Why Palliative Care Matters to You and Your Family The need for palliative care is growing in our national experience. As our population ages, more patients will require the support of comfort care through a medical crisis or their end-of-life journey. You or someone you love

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A Beautiful Death

A Beautiful Death ...

Palliative care is essential for a beautiful death. Paul Scheier is my role model. At the age of 86, when his cancer had returned, Paul chose to forego hospitals and aggressive treatment. He wanted to experience the best quality of life possible during his remaining days. In

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3 Obstacles to a Peaceful Death at Home

3 Obstacles to a Peaceful Death at Home ...

Want to die at home? It takes preparation. An older friend recently shared with me the memory of her grandmother’s passing. Her “Nana” passed away in the late 1930s, during the depth of the depression. After weeks with a deep, persistent cough, pneumonia finally gripped Nana. As was

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Be Careful What You Ask For ...

Healthcare directives require careful wording. Simply checking boxes on a form may not serve your best interest. Instead, write thoughtful guidelines that can direct your care and support your decision-makers.

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A Better Use for Selfies: A Video Healthcare Directive

A Better Use for Selfies: A Video Healthcare Directive ...

I believe I’ve found a marvelous new use for the selfie: recording a video healthcare directive. A video recording affords a completely personal—and therefore more believable—message that can support decision-makers.

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Living with Less Regret

Living with Less Regret ...

Exercising these three disciplines will help you to live with greater intention and less regret. Think of it as fitness for your soul; it’s a deeper level of heart health.

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Use Your Influence To Make An Impact on #NHDD

Use Your Influence To Make An Impact on #NHDD ...

If every adult had a healthcare directive and talked with loved ones about his or her preferences, the dying process in our country would be greatly improved. Every patient’s end-of-life healthcare choices could be honored.

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