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Having "The Talk" - National Healthcare Decisions Day MP3

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. 


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Caring Conversations – A Partnership Between You and Your Agent MP3

The Center has promoted Caring Conversations for years as a way for families to prepare for serious illness or the end of life. Over time, it became apparent that, oftentimes, even when a person appointed an agent to speak for them when they could no longer speak for themselves, neither the person nor the agent fully understood their roles and responsibilities. Thus, in ____, the Center published a major revision of Caring Conversations, which two of the authors, Sandy Silva and Helen Emmott, discuss in this recording. The revision emphasizes the partnership between the person and his or her agent or surrogate. (March 22, 2012)


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National Healthcare Decisions Day 2010 MP3

Myra Christopher of the Center for Practical Bioethics and Marshall Scott of Saint Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas, talk about the third annual National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2010 in Kansas City and all over the country. The day is designed to help individuals and families make practical preparations for end-of-life decisions, including the designation of someone to speak for you when you can no longer speak for yourself. (March 26, 2010)

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Have You Had the Talk MP3

On National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 9, 2011, on KMBZ/98.1 FM Kansas City Health Talk, John Carney, president and CEO of the Center, with Suzanne Morse, nurse practitioner at Crossroads Hospice of Kansas and Samantha Shepherd of the Shepherd Elder Law Group, discuss the importance of naming an agent and the importance of making sure the agent consents to and understands his or her responsibilities, such as being available and willing to make difficult decisions. (April 9, 2011)



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Have You Had "The Talk?" MP3

April 16, 2009