Advance Care Planning & End-of-Life Decision-Making

April 14, 2017

Segment 1: Dr. Chet Gentry joins Tim and Barbara to offer a doctor's perspective on advance care planning and end-of-life decision making.

Segment 1 Video

Segment 2: Barbara Brennan, Chief Operations Officer of Alive Hospice, joins Dr. Chet Gentry to continue the discussion of advance care planning and end-of-life decision making from a medical perspective.

Segment 2 Video

Segment 3: Cheri Crowley, Executive Director of HighPoint Hospice, joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the role of hospice in end-of-life planning.

Segment 3 Video

Segment 4: Tim and Barbara discuss the spiritual aspects of advance care planning and end-of-life decision making with Rebecca Hixson, R.N., Palliative Care Nurse and the founder of the Vanderbilt Vigil Volunteers program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and Matthew Frierdich, Palliative Care Chaplain at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Segment 4 Video

Segment 5: Elder Care Coordinator Debra King joins Tim and Barbara to talk about the practical aspects of helping clients make decisions about end-of-life care.

Segment 5 Video


Check out the resources mentioned on today's show as well as other helpful articles and videos.

Use this Conversation Starter Kit to jump-start the talk.

Download How to Choose/Be a Healthcare Proxy

Not sure how to start the conversation about care preferences with your doctor? This guide will help. 

Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death lays out a plan to have a dinner party no one will forget. 

The Conversation Project is dedicated to making "the talk" easier. Find out how to get started, what to say, and more.

The Five Wishes Project offers a simple template for thinking through what you want and sharing your prferences with loved one.  

Find even more resources here

If You Need Extra Help...

If you have questions about the process of aging, it can be useful to work with an elder law attorney. At Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, we specialize in helping clients and their families navigate the many twists and turns that can occur during the long-term care journey. We can help you, too. Just give us a call at 615-824-2571.

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