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How Do You Feel About Death and Dying?

How Do You Feel About Death and Dying? ...

Preparing for death and dying and for the probability of end-of-life healthcare decisions is a choice you can make that will yield remarkable benefits for you and those you love.

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4 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor

4 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor ...

Given the reality that most healthcare providers have little experience in the art of advance care planning, you need to ask your doctor 4 key questions to initiate end-of-life planning conversations.

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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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What is Your “Best Day Possible”?

What is Your “Best Day Possible”? ...

In his new book, Being Mortal, Atul Gawande explains why defining your “best day possible” is an important dimension that can support decision-makers wrestling with end-of-life treatment choices on your behalf.

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Will You Want Less—or More?

Will You Want Less—or More? ...

“Less is more” is a common phrase bantered about. Will it apply to your choices for end-of-life healthcare treatment? Who will know your wishes? Our healthcare system is designed to deliver all available treatment when a patient is in crisis. The primary objective is, of course, to

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