Using Advance Directives to Navigate End-of-Life Care

Talking about the kind of medical care we want should we become critically ill and be facing death is a hard subject to broach with loved ones. But medical experts say such conversations are necessary so that a person’s wishes are known and followed. As part of our Be Well series on navigating the healthcare system, producer Kay Colby explains how legal forms known as “advance directives” can be important tools to help patients and families prepare for end of life decision-making.

http://www.hospicewr.org/national-healthcare-decisions-day-2

resource page from the Hospice of the Western Reserve

http://ohiohospitals.org/advance-directives

http://summitohioprobate.com/end-of-life-planning/

Summit County Probate Court resource page

http://theconversationproject.org

The Conversation Project

information about Death Café programs

http://deathcafe.com/

information about Death Over Dinner programs

http://deathoverdinner.org/

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