Choices at the End of Life : Finding Out What Your Parents Want before It's Too Late

Choices at the End of Life : Finding Out What Your Parents Want before It's Too Late

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 165 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781577491033
  • DDC分類 362.175

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Do your loved ones know your end-of-life wishes? Do you want to die with dignity, be resuscitated regardless, donate you body, be buried or cremated...No longer a taboo subject, asking your loved ones exactly what they want - should they no longer be able to elect for themselves - is sensible, practical, and reassuring for all concerned. Readers can use this book to develop a living will and be confident that their wishes are recorded and will be respected.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (8)
Planning a Kitchen Table Discussion 9 (18)
Who's Who in Advance Care Planning 27 (6)
Healthcare Options 33 (18)
Opening the Discussion 51 (14)
Understanding Values and Goals 65 (10)
Assessing Decision-Making Ability 75 (6)
How to Talk with the Doctor 81 (10)
Completing a Healthcare Directive 91 (20)
Understanding Hospice Care 111(8)
Kitchen Table Calamities 119(11)
Appendix A: State Laws on Healthcare Directives 130(3)
Appendix B: Resources 133(23)
Glossary 156(5)
Index 161