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Ultimately, the conversations we did have made it clear that he wanted a holistic approach and that he wanted to be home, surrounded by family. He wanted what I now know to be “whole person care.” He wanted to be seen as a father and husband, not just a patient. And he wanted comfort.

Dear Loved Ones: Please Play Music
By Hattie Bryant, 06/20/2019

There is no better time than now—with me in my 69th year—to make clear to all of you how I want to spend the last few years, months, weeks and days of my life on…

The Big Picture
By Christina Peoples, 06/17/2019

“Do you have an advance directive?” asked a woman sitting at a table in the cafeteria at Atrium Health Hospital. What’s crazy is I had just posted about death and the importance of preparation a…