Nobody wants an 'end-of-life' tool... they want a 'better life' tool.
National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. This year we would like to extend our self-help efforts to all of you with a free NHDD starter kit.
I was working on a blog post about the role of religion in advance care planning but I had to put that on hold and share this story with you...
Picking up where we left off in our interview with Colleen Marshall, Chief Clinical Officer for Vital Decisions, discussing how we can make advance care planning conversations more efficient and how to overcome some common barriers that arise.
At Vital Decisions we spend a lot of our time thinking about the issue of engagement and how to help patients get the care they want. One of the key elements of this thinking is Motivational Interviewing and how it applies to advance care planning.
Would you attend a comedy event about death and dying? Or would you go to a bar and create your own death toast? If you answered yes, you are not alone.
Often the biggest barrier to improving advance care planning in an organization is the status quo. While many people believe