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End of Life Discussions

What One Dying Man Learned When Planning His Own Funeral

John P. Donnelly | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
John P. Donnelly

I had personally never given any thought to interment costs even though I am in my eighties. I thought I was in pretty good health with some good years ahead. Then I was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Advance Care Planning Affects the Smallest and Biggest Decisions

Mary F. Mulcahy | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary F. Mulcahy

The barriers to effective advance care planning are numerous. It is imperative that we, as patients, health care providers and members of society, overcome these barriers and remain active in pursuing our personal values and goals.

The End-Of-Life Paradox

Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.

As older adults may need to address the issues of their death, middle-aged children struggling with their own awareness of mortality may be deeply threatened by their parents' death and hence avoid such discussion.