Having “The Talk”- National Healthcare Decisions Day
Most Americans believe having an advance directive is important, but less than 30 percent of us actually have one. How to bridge the gap? As part of National Healthcare Decisions Day 2012, the Center for Practical Bioethics hosted a one-hour radio program to discuss the issues and promote the use of Caring Conversations, a booklet that helps families make practical preparations for serious illness and the end of life. The program features Dr. Ann Allegre of Kansas City Hospice, Sandy Silva, a program associate at the Center for Practical Bioethics, and Gina Johnson.