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Jan 10 2013

E-mail Alerts Increase Likelihood of Talking About Advanced Medical Directives

You know those mornings when you set your alarm extra early, but then you hit snooze again and again until it finally annoys you enough to you get up?

Apparently, this works on doctors too.

According to a new piece in the Atlantic, the Journal of Clinical Oncology recently published a new study finding that email alerts increased the chances of doctors talking with terminally ill patients about their end-of-life wishes and subsequently, making decisions about the care they desired.

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Dec 11 2012

The Taxi

Imagine flagging down a taxi in the middle of New York City, getting in, and suddenly losing the ability to speak, sign or point to a map. How would the driver know where to take you? Would he try to contact one of your friends or family members to receive directions? Would he just drive according to his best guess of where you wanted to go? 

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