As I tooled down the highway on my way home last evening, I heard a commercial on my radio that needs to be shared with you.
I was particularly interested because as important as the message was, I really had to wonder just who was paying for the commercial time! Because the message was not one that could sell a product or service.
It was a commercial, a public awareness announcement, about advanced directives.
Yesterday I introduced the term “patientude” — development of the attitude and skills we need to get the healthcare we deserve. The development of advanced directives, it seems to me, is an ultimate form of patientude.
The commercial directed me to a website: www.PutItInWriting.com The sponsor of this website, and the commercial, is the American Hospital Association. They call it “Your Life on Your Terms.”
There is a ton of excellent information there, from the American Bar Association, to the National Palliative Care Association — it’s an invitation to see and read what you need to know about making sure your loved ones understand your wishes, and making sure your loved ones aren’t forced to make difficult decisions on your behalf during the heartbreak of losing you.
Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and check it out. www.PutItInWriting.com Your loved ones will thank you for your ultimate PATIENTUDE.
And I thank the American Hospital Association and the other sponsors for sharing the information.
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