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“My friend is at the end stage of an illness and unable to communicate. Unfortunately, her six adult children cant agree on her care and she never completed an Advance Directive. It is difficult to watch, especially knowing how different it would be if she would have participated in advance care planning.”

Pat S.

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"I've seen families in tears of distress from not knowing what to do, and families in tears of relief when we found a patient's wishes documented... though they had never been discussed."

Douglas R. Wilson, MD

Queen of the Valley Medical Center Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Care

"As an ICU nurse, I see first-hand how important it is for patients and families to talk about end of life decisions. I see a sense of peace and comfort in families who have had these discussions and who have an advance directive in place."


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80% of people say that if seriously ill, they would want to talk to their doctor about wishes for medical treatment toward the end of their life.

but only

7% report having had this conversation with their doctor.

Start the Conversation Source: Survey of Californians by the California HealthCare foundation (2012)