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Tag Archives: Advance Care Planning
The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco is hosting the event on Nov. 12, 1017
SevenPonds is excited to announce “Embracing the Journey,” the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco’s third annual End of Life Resource Fair. Presented in conjunction with a number of Bay Area businesses and nonprofits, the event will be held at … Continue reading
Updating advance care directives helps avoid medical error and more
Our Weekly Tip: Paperwork takes us out of the moment and seems like a bothersome chore to many people. If you’re not one to dwell on your mortality, writing an Advance Directive can get shuffled to the bottom of your … Continue reading
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
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
She Introduces the Emerging Practice of Private Medical Advocacy and Guidance
I sat down with Lael Conway Duncan, MD, to discuss her work at Good Medicine, a group of healthcare professionals focused on the emerging field of private medical advocacy and guidance in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating with … Continue reading