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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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Apr 9 2014

5 ways to Celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day

Those of you who are familiar with the MyDirectives family and our mission know that we believe every person is the spokesperson for his/her own future. Part of this future involves advocating for your own healthcare decisions. After all, life throws you curveballs everyday, and you should be the one to determine how you're going to knock it out of the park. Next Wednesday, April 16, marks the 7th Annual Healthcare Decisions Day, a day dedicated to “inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.” We are proud to join with more than 1,500 state and national organizations as partners in this movement as together, we seek to share the benefits of creating an advance directive with people across America. 

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