Show Notes - April 14, 2017 - Advance Care Planning & End-of-Life Decision-Making

If you missed the original broadcast, you can watch the show here. The show is divided into five segments.  

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 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 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 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 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.

View the show on Channel 5's website here.


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 a Bit of Extra Help...

If you want air-tight documentation of your wishes and care preferences, or you want to make sure that you've planned for every contingency, it can be useful to work with an attorney. At Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, we've been helping clients document their wishes and plan for every possibility for a very long time. We can help you, too. Just give us a call at 615.824.2571.

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