SIX STEPS LIVING WILL http://www.6stepslivingwill.org
Psychologist Richard Stuart's straight talk gets right into the value-driven decisions inherent in grappling with EOL preparation. Pros: This site walks one through (and holds your hand!) in creating the three components of a Living Will: a personal value/belief statement, advance directives about treatment and care if critically ill, and the legal appointment of a health care proxy. Cons: You will either like his “voice” or you won’t. Author is intelligent and offers unvarnished scenarios to illustrate his points (EOL medical choices or outcomes, for example). Don't miss Step Five: How to explain wishes to and ask questions of your doctor. It's a very good outline for a difficult doctor conversation.
ONE SLIDE PROJECT http://engagewithgrace.org
The single slide is a provocative, cut-to-the chase, Five Questions approach for starting conversations with family, peers, and strangers. We encourage you to read through their thoughtful background information which addresses the resistance to conversation and the urgency of this mission.
Gently introduces and walks readers through how to deal with natural emotional resistance and provides content on how to have Wise Conversations.
MY DIRECTIVES http://www.mydirectives.com
This cloud-based Universal Advance Digital Directive (uADD)™ advance medical directives platform digitally stores advance health care documents, for use by doctors, family or caretakers in the medical settings where they are essential. This site zeros in on emergency, critical or end-of-life medical situations that might happen at any age, strongly advising all adults 18 and over, not just the sick or elderly, to think and plan ahead.
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION HEALTH CARE DECISION-MAKING TOOLKIT http://bit.ly/D2KDABA
The ABA delivers a straightforward outline of legal how to’s and the more important communication issues like: reflection, face-to-face conversations and reviewing the process at important life stages as one’s values and priorities change. As a sage remarked, “The world looks different when you’re horizontal rather than vertical.”