Often the biggest stumbling block for loved ones and healthcare professionals is the decision whether to withhold or withdraw food and fluids at the end of life. Susan explains how limiting food and fluids at the end of life can aid a natural and compassionate death.

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Ideally, conversations about death and dying start early in life and continue over time as the life cycle unfolds. In reality, this rarely happens. Most people remain uneasy with the subject of end-of-life care and admit they have no idea how to begin a conversation. In this video Susan offers ways to get the conversation […]

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Video 7: Advance Directives

In healthcare, Advance Directives are legal documents filled out in “advance” to “direct” others what to do if you are unable to speak on your own behalf. Learn more about advance directives and how to choose a healthcare agent.

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Video 8: DNR

A Do Not Resuscitate Order (DNR) is a physician’s order not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a patient’s heart stops beating or if they cease breathing. Learn more about the realities of DNR.

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