Apr 21, 2017
We have witnessed the pain and agony that families face when their loved one has not expressed, either verbally or in writing, what they wanted to happen should they no longer be able to communicate their wishes. Did they want to have a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order, or not? Who will be able to make their decisions for them when no one has a medical power of attorney? Would they want to die at home, or in a hospital? Without an advance directive, families often become divided. When you have not made your healthcare wishes known, preferably in writing, your family is often the ones that suffer the consequences.
The Conversation Project, the sponsoring organization for the National Healthcare Decisions Day, is an excellent resource to help make those decisions easier for everyone. In this episode Helen & Jerry share the resources that are available through The Conversation Project website. You can check it out at www.theconversationproject.org.
Another excellent organization that helps improve the quality of life for many children is the Make A Wish foundation. They and their staff of volunteers have a vision to help grant the wish of every child with a life-threatening medical condition. You can find out more about this excellent work at www.wish.org.