Jump-starting hard conversations as the end nears

Published July 25, 2017 for Kaiser Health News/California Healthline: A study praising an easy-to-use website that encouraged patients to have end-of-life conversations with family members and doctors made for a decent story, but I needed a human face to make it more compelling. So, I interviewed Frederick Bannon, an enthusiastic and quirky guy who explained how the website encouraged advance care planning conversations with his parents. That helped him feel confident making medical decisions for his mother while she underwent surgery: http://khn.org/news/jump-starting-hard-conversations-as-the-end-nears/

 

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