Articles - Books - Planning Tools

Recommended Articles

Are You Talking to Patients About Advance Directives? - Sally Smallwood

How Doctors Die: It’s Not Like the Rest of Us, But It Should Be -  Ken Murray, MD
LETTING GO What should medicine do when it can’t save your life? - Atul Gawande, MD
Making The Hard Conversation a Little Easier - David Tribble, MD
What Broke My Father’s Heart - Katie Butler

 

Planning Resources
African American Outreach Guide - Duke Divinity School
Aging with Dignity’s - Five Wishes (valid in TN & most other states)
Caring Connections - Program of The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
Consumer’s Tool kit for Health Care Advance Planning - American Bar Association
Medicare Hospice Benefit - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Secret Agent Quiz ©
TELP - Tennessee End-of-Life Partnership
Understanding Organ and Tissue Donation - Donate Life America
The Conversation Project
Respecting Choices
Aging with Dignity

Books
Life is a Gift: Inspiration from the Soon Departed - by Judy and Bob Fisher
The Four Things That Matter Most, A Book About Living - by Ira Byock, MD

The Best Care Possible -  by Ira Byock, MD
Having Your Own Say, Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most - The Center for Health Transformation

Documentary
Consider the Conversation