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Tag Archives: Advance Care Directives
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
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
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
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
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