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Personal Stories Offer Education – Share Yours

One way to educate about important topics is through stories. Stories that people can relate to on an emotional level are especially effective at providing a lasting message. Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest would like to share those experiences you may have had with end-of-life care conversations with your family or loved ones, or maybe an experience with a “beautiful death” or a “bad death”. Watch this video to hear about …Read More

Survey Reveals People are Filling Out Advance Directives

The importance of having a conversation about end-of-life care with loved ones and physicians offers little room for dispute, however, getting your wishes in writing is also very important. According to the article,”… as of 2010, 72 percent of Americans age 60 and older now have some type of advance directive in place, up from 47 percent just 10 years earlier.” Read the story about Dominic and how his wishes were …Read More

What can I do in my community to “start the conversation”?

If you are wondering what action steps you can take to start some grass-root efforts on advance care planning in your community, read this article. As the author points out, “…the very first step we can take is in some ways the most important: we must lift the veil of denial that overshadows death and dying in our society and begin to have open, healthy, inspiring conversations about the end-of-life”. …Read More