End-of-Life Care Planning in the News

Communication Helps Ensure End-Of-Life Wishes Are Followed

“If we lived and died in a perfect world, all our end-of-life wishes would be followed…. But we are not in a perfect world, and too many people are taking their last breath without their wishes being followed.”

Click below to read this compelling article by Andrea Gallagher (CSA®, President of Senior Concerns) to learn more about the importance of communicating your end-of-life wishes.

Critical Care Doctor Explains Directives Followed In Near-Death Cases

Dr. Jessica Zitter, a critical and palliative care specialist takes listener questions about advanced directives that doctors follow in critical situations.

Click below to listen to the 8-minute interview from NPR.

Language Is a Vital Tool in Maximizing Palliative Care

The language we use is crucial to the wider dissemination of the best care possible for patients nearing the end of life, according to Ira Byock, MD, one of the country’s leading voices in palliative care practice and advocacy.

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