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Latest Advance health care directive Stories

2014-04-16 16:30:19

TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors are helping to mark Advance Care Planning Day today by encouraging everyone to take a moment and consider their end-of-life wishes. Advance care planning starts with thinking about your wishes, values and beliefs about the health care you would want if you were ever incapable of making decisions for yourself, and then talking about them with loved ones. "A medical crisis is always going to be a terrible time for a family, but having simple...

2014-04-16 12:30:14

Northwestern Medicine educates patients about the importance of advance directives CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While no one wants to think about the possibility that one day their health, or a loved one's, might be compromised and prevent them from making their own health care decisions, it becomes an unfortunate reality for many Americans every day. Today, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the...

2014-04-14 23:04:41

The April 16th event will educate the public about the importance of making healthcare decisions known in advance. Congressman John Larson will be the featured speaker along with government representatives and a national expert on advance directives. Wethersfield, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 What: On the occasion of National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, Qualidigm CEO Tim Elwell will moderate a multi-interdisciplinary panel of state, national, community and healthcare leaders who will...

2014-04-03 12:28:47

Advance Directives Are Key to Ensuring You Get Only the End-of-Life Care You Want PORTLAND, Ore., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since only one in four Americans has completed an advance directive indicating their end-of-life healthcare wishes, Compassion & Choices today urged all Americans to "Make Your Plan" for National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) on April 16. Compassion & Choices is holding dozens of local events throughout the country to encourage and help...

2014-04-02 12:28:12

Study suggests elderly Americans are completing living wills and appointing health care surrogates more than ever before, trend had little impact on hospitalization rates A record number of elderly people are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. However, even with nearly double the number of...

2014-03-17 23:24:55

The goal of this nationwide initiative is to ensure that all adults with decision-making capacity have both the information and the opportunity to communicate and document their future healthcare decisions. In honor of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Center for Hospice Care encourages Michiana to share their wishes and ensure their future healthcare choices are known and protected. South Bend, IN (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 On April 16, 2014, Center for Hospice Care is joining a national...

2013-12-10 10:36:57

Age, race, education level, and health status impact advance directive completion During the past two decades, high-profile legal cases surrounding end-of-life decisions have received widespread attention in the United States, prompting increased media focus and numerous debates on the subject. Despite this continuing nationwide dialogue, many Americans still tend to avoid addressing their own end-of-life (EOL) issues, including the completion of advance directives. In a new study...

2013-11-12 23:29:57

This article discusses the importance of a Living Will. (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Pozzuolo Rodden P.C., Philadelphia Estate Planning Attorneys, announce the release of "Why A Living Will Is A Mandatory Estate Planning Document". Below is a sample of the first couple of paragraphs. If you would like to read more, please read the full article and other business law, or estate planning topics at: http://www.pozzuolo.com You may be healthy enough today to make your own medical...

2013-11-05 16:25:58

Hospice Professionals Encourage Americans to Spend Time Talking about Health Care Choices before Facing a Crisis ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A family is gathered by the bedside of a loved one who has been seriously ill, and now is likely near the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what their loved one would have wanted. That's the point when they realize they should have planned ahead and talked about what they...

2013-10-30 08:26:26

Advance Directives Are The Gift Everyone Needs - And Not Many People Have NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gift Initiative of Alive Hospice is launching a public awareness campaign this holiday season designed to help educate people about the importance of advance directives. Why do this during the holiday season? The people at The Gift Initiative say there is no better gift to give the people you love - or yourself - than filling out an advance directive form and...