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Begin the Conversation

Begin the Conversation | October 16, 2014

Have you confronted the elephant in the room? In life we prepare for many things, yet we rarely begin the conversation about the end. Being the conversation about your end-of-life healthcare treatment wishes today.

Being Prepared for the Final Days

CBS Sunday Morning | April 27, 2014

We can’t know for sure when the end will come — but at least we can be prepared. Dean Reynolds takes us to a town putting those words into practice…

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Talking about Death brings End-of-Life Benefits

NBC News Rock Center | December 6, 2012

It’s one of the most important conversations a family can have, yet so many families fail to have it until it’s too late. Rock Center’s Harry Smith goes to a Wisconsin hospital that has its patients talking about the inevitable: death.

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Life Panel? Death Panel?

NOW on PBS | October 9, 2009

How did private discussions between seniors and their doctors about end-of-life choices for the very ill or dying become a flash point in the national health care debate?

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Advance Care Planning Literature

Advance Care Planning: Preferences for Care at the End of Life – AHRQ, 2003

  • Only 12 percent of patients with an advance directive had received input from their physician in its development.
  • Between 65 and 76 percent of physicians whose patients had an advance directive were not aware that it existed.
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