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April 16 – 6th Annual National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16 marks the 6th annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. Despite recent gains in public awareness of the need for advance care planning, studies indicate that most Americans have not exercised their right to make decisions about their healthcare in the event that they cannot speak for themselves.åÊ The National...

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End of Life Wishes Simplified with Patient / Physician Agreement

Courtesy Ohio State University Advance directives, which allow people to plan ahead for end-of-life care, can be too vague taccording to some experts. That is why a growing number of states are promoting a program to help guide physicians with a patient’s specific instructions. Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or...

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