Results for tag: Advance Medical Directives

Dec 25 2014

Start the Conversation Today!

The team at MyDirectives is wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season. We’ll leave it to Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, an emergency physician at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama, where she also serves as the medical director for advance care planning, to share why it’s so important we take advantage of the warmth of the holiday season to discuss our medical priorities. 

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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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Jul 24 2014

One of PC Magazine's 100 Best Just Got Better

At MyDirectives, we continue to try and raise the bar on great advance care planning. Together with our hospital and health industry partners, we’re helping consumers create great quality directives that are available to you, your family and friends, and your doctors 24/7.

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Jul 2 2014

The Danger of Assumption

Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter’s authentic account in the New York Times recently of an episode with an ICU patient (“Who Can Speak for the Patient”) highlights just how vulnerable we all can be during a healthcare crisis. The randomness of who is on duty, who speaks what language, or when particular family members visit can accidentally influence the choices doctors make and the quality of care we receive.

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