Two-Minute Flyover: Health Care Planning in an Age of Longevity

Two Minute Flyover Video: Health Care Planning in an Age of Longevity from Barb Cashman on Vimeo.

Two Minute Flyover: Health Care Planning in an Age of Longevity

I decided on the topic for this vlog post after a post on a listserv I belong to inquiring about advance health care planning documents.  And there was also a recent comment in one of my LinkedIn  groups asking about why so few people engage in advance planning regarding health care matter.   The topic is a bit of a reprise to this post about end of life decision making but I wanted to cover the basic distinction between a medical durable power of attorney and an advance directive.  In this vlog post, I refer to a couple good resources for assisting people in making health care choices that are consistent with their values.  Here are some links to those documents:

University of New Mexico Values History document available in pdf format here

This American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging’s page includes a pdf of the Consumer’s Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning

The American Bar Association’s Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill (put together with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization) can be downloaded here

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