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Oct 9 2014

Grey's Anatomy Makes the Case for Advance Care Planning

This week’s Grey’s Anatomy episode raises the issue of why communicating one’s advance care planning wishes with family is so critical. The storyline was based around Marjorie, who received medical care she didn’t want – all because of a missing signature on a medical form. Worse still, her daughter Jeannie is part of the confusion. She fights against her mother’s wishes, and out of fear, refuses to listen to her mother.

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Feb 5 2013

Faith in Your Care

On last week’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy, a young man in a severe skateboarding accident came in to the ER.

He needed a blood transfusion; however, just before they provided him with one, the doctors discovered his medical alert bracelet. He was a Jehovah’s Witness; a religion that prohibits blood transfusions.

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Oct 11 2012

No More Clipboards

We’ll admit it – we’ve been watching a lot of television lately. But can you really blame us? Television shows can be a useful tool to start a conversation.

Take the most recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy as an example. In the premiere, as we discussed in a post last week, we saw how the docs dealt with carrying out their friend and colleague’s advance medical directive and living will. But in the second episode, the writers took us back in time to when he created it.

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