Talking about End-of-Life Care

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The Importance of … EOL Care

[By Samantha Wanner]

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It’s not easy, but the medical treatments you would want near the end of life need to be discussed with others. If you never bring up the topic and you were unexpectedly incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself, your medical wishes would never be known.

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Important Topic

Despite the topic’s importance, only 27% of Americans report having talked with their families about end-of-life care. The best way to make your medical wishes known is to create an advance directive and share it with your family and your doctor.

An advance directive is actually two legal documents that enable you to plan and communicate your end-of-life wishes.  When you create your advance directive, you are being proactive about your medical care and sparing your loved ones from having to make difficult medical decisions in a time of crisis.

Don’t wait for a crisis. Create your advance directive, share copies with your loved ones and doctor and keep your copy in an accessible location others can find.

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Give your loved ones peace of mind.

Would they know what you want if you couldn’t talk? Do you know what you would want near the end of life? Find your own answers. Then open the conversation with the people you love. You are giving everyone a priceless gift.

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2 Responses

  1. Physician-assisted death becomes legal in California

    Gov. Jerry Brown on October 5th signed California’s controversial End of Life Option Act, which permits physician-aided death for terminally ill patients.

    http://healthjournalism.org/blog/2015/10/physician-assisted-death-becomes-legal-in-california/

    California becomes the fifth state in the nation to allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medication to certain patients seeking to end their lives.

    Pace

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  2. R.I.P. Shigeaki Hinohara MD

    A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world’s longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/japan-doctor-who-practiced-until-months-before-his-death-dies-at-105/ar-BBEEGZK?li=BBnbcA1

    Dr. David Marcinko MBA

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