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An Advance Care Directive is a common tool people use to plan out their ideal end-of-life scenarios with prompts and questions to answer.

An Advance Care Directive is a common tool people use to plan out their ideal end-of-life scenarios with prompts and questions to answer.

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A husband diagnosed with a fatal illness chooses to voluntarily stop eating. His wife is there to usher him out of this life.

A husband diagnosed with a fatal illness chooses to voluntarily stop eating. His wife is there to usher him out of this life.

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Sami commented on Advance Care Directive

James- thanks for your comment! My mom is actually filling out her Advanced Care Directive in early June. Perhaps I'll interview her about how it felt to fill out the form. I have noticed that she's been putting it off, so you are likely onto something with how awkward that process might be. Currently, the form is necessary from a legal standpoint, but I agree, perhaps there are more creative ways of gathering that information that is more welcoming for the individual and their family.

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Sami commented on Midwifing Death

Yes! You just reminded me that I should also post about Physician Aided Deaths. It's part of the "Death with Dignity" movement and is becoming legal in more and more states. Thanks for that reminder! http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/26/us/physician-assisted-suicide-fast-facts/

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Sami commented on Death Over Dinner

I'd love to come to a Death over Dinner event! If you plan one in SF, can others like me come? I'm in the Bay!