A Novel Way to Document End-of-life Preferences

Posted on 07/26/2013

The New York Times: Maybe we’ve been going about this all wrong.

In the continuing campaign to get people, particularly the old and sick, to discuss their preferences for end-of-life care, we’ve been pushing for them to have intimate conversations with family members.

Web sites like The Conversation Project and PREPARE, campaigns like National Healthcare Decisions Day in April, my own posts here — all reflect the idea that Americans can overcome their apparent aversion to acknowledging mortality if their children will just talk to them.

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