The Talk

The Talk

Advanced care planning, POLST, and family meeting.
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Written by Cindy Davis

Talk with your health professionals and loved ones; and then document your end-of-life wishes.

One of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones is clear direction on your end-of-life preferences.  No one wants to talk about death, but it’s a reality for us all.  You don’t want to keep them guessing.  More importantly, you don’t want them to feel guilty about making the right decision.  That’s why it’s great to have a frank discussion about what’s coming and how to document your wants and needs.

  • How to have the difficult discussion with the patient and family members; and getting everyone on the same page.
  • Choosing a health care advocate.
  • Determining what types of care are acceptable.
  • How to compete advanced care planning documents and ensure they are accessible when you need them.

Stories in this category we’ll present resources to have The Talk and document your wishes.

About the author

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Cindy Davis

Serial entrepreneur and caregiver for eight years. Graduate of Dartmouth College Bachelor of Arts and UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management Masters of Business Administration. Currently a management consultant and owner of Next Level Consulting, Inc.

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