Results for tag: Advance Medical Directives

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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Mar 4 2014

Jumping for Joy in the ER: When Patients Have Clear Advance Directives

Ok, so the ER is not the place where you can usually find ER doctors jumping for joy, but certainly stranger things have happened there…so, why not?

I had just started my afternoon shift in the area we call the “trauma pod” and as I left my first patient’s room, I was spinning around giving a fist pump in the air and exclaiming, “YES! Now that it the way it is supposed to be!!”

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Nov 20 2013

Technology and healthcare today

When was the last time a medical professional told you to stop Googling to come up with a self-diagnosis of your latest ailment? From ZocDoc and WebMD to iTriage, consumers are empowering themselves to be better consumers of healthcare.

The reality of medical care today is that we must be our own advocates, and whether we are going online to compare symptoms, find a doctor, discern health insurance coverage, or create an advance directive, there are a lot of online and technological resources out there to learn from.

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