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END OF LIFE DISCUSSIONS
What One Dying Man Learned When Planning His Own Funeral
John P. Donnelly
Public relations executive
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
Associate Professor, Department of Hematology Oncology, Northw...
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.
Senior Consultant, Hospice Foundation of America
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.
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