Compassion and Support

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Patients & Families

Compassion And Support Audio Library

Listen to audio clips on various advance care planning topics.

Radio Clips:

Segment #1: An introduction to CompassionAndSupport.org. Learn about the tools available on this Web site for patients and families.
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Segment #2: How to make informed medical decisions. Many people are overwhelmed when having to make complex medical decisions regarding end-of-life care for a loved one. Learn about which questions you should ask when making such decisions.
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Segment #3: How to talk to your family about death and dying. It’s important to talk to your family about their wishes for end-of-life care. It’s also important to make sure family members have completed advance care planning documents, and that the documents reflect their current feelings.
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Segment #4: National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16. This national observance day encourages everyone ages 18 and older — from college students to retirees — to complete a health care proxy. Learn about the differences among the various advance directives.
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Public Service Announcements:

The following 30-second clips feature real-life examples of how a person’s medical care at the end of life can be enhanced if they take the time to discuss their personal wishes with the person they choose to be their health care proxy.

JoAnn's Story - ".....he suffered for three solid months..."
JoAnn's Story - ".....he suffered for three solid months..."Listen Now

Lee's Story - "...I knew exactly what to do, because we had conversations..."
Lee's Story - "...I knew exactly what to do, because we had conversations..."Listen Now

Lucia's Story (Spanish) - "....my sister thought she was too young to complete an advance directive..."
Lucia's Story (Spanish) - "....my sister thought she was too young to complete an advance directive..."Listen Now

Lucia's Story (English) - "....my sister thought she was too young to complete an advance directive..."
Lucia's Story (English) - "....my sister thought she was too young to complete an advance directive..."Listen Now

The Doctor's Story - "....without a discussion and a Health Care Proxy your family has to guess what you would want and there is usually conflict..."
The Doctor's Story - "....without a discussion and a Health Care Proxy your family has to guess what you would want and there is usually conflict..."Listen Now

Bill & Debbie's Story - "...we were able to make sure she died a peaceful natural death just as she wanted..."
Bill & Debbie's Story - "...we were able to make sure she died a peaceful natural death just as she wanted..."Listen Now

Tricia's Story - "...I chose my spokesperson carefully"
Tricia's Story - "...I chose my spokesperson carefully"Listen Now