Tag Archives: Advance Care Directives

Will Your Advance Care Directive Harm You?

Doctors say patients need more information before writing their Advance Care Directive

A recent article from Reuters, based upon doctors writing in the JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that patients need to be better informed about the implications of their Advance Care Directive before putting that document into effect. Advance Care Directives allow … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Designate a Financial Power of Attorney

This can ensure your assets remain secure

Our Tip of the Week: Designate a trustworthy person in your life as your Financial Power of Attorney. A Financial Power of Attorney is similar to a Health Care Proxy. While a Health Care Proxy is an individual you have … Continue reading

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Here They Talk About Death

How choosing their end-of-life care helped residents of La Crosse reduce their healthcare costs

While healthcare costs are among the top concerns for an average American, the small city of La Crosse, Wisconsin spends less on the end-of-life care than any other place in the country. Saving money was not the main goal for … Continue reading

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The Bay Area Celebrates the 7th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day!

Join SevenPonds and our fellow End-of-Life organizations as we come together to support and encourage the conversation on death

  The “Life of Stories” Program will include music by the Threshold Choir and The Crooner by the Bay; dance performances by Soulciety; and a can’t-miss presentation by Ise Lyfe. The EXPO is a network of organizations serving the public to make your … Continue reading

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Americans Lacking in Advance Directives for End of Life Planning

Why do so few Americans have an advance directive when preparing for death?

Making end of life preparations will not only provide you with a death as dignified and uncomplicated as possible: it will also give your family peace of mind. A part of planning for our shared, inevitable fate of death means … Continue reading

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Get Informed: Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

POLST puts end-of-life healthcare directive decisions back in the patient's hands.

We’ve often visited on this blog the importance of Advanced Care Directives to ensure that patients are fully educated and empowered to make end-of-life healthcare decisions. Throughout the years, as the implications of orders like “Do Not Resuscitate” have confused … Continue reading

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