On March 17th I was invited to a conference on Advance Directives, sponsored by the Center for Practical Bioethics. The purpose was to discuss the status of Advance Directives, Advance Care Planning, Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) programs and similar efforts, and preparations for National Healthcare Decisions Day, Friday, April 16th.
After the conference I was invited to participated in taping a podcast about the morning's conference, about National Healthcare Decisions Day, and about Center resources on the topic. The podcast was initially circulated locally to the Center's Ethics Consortium, a gathering of representatives from area Ethics Committees. However, they have now made it available at their blog, Practical Bioethics. If you'd like to take a few minutes (all right, eleven minutes) and listen, you can do that here.
Take a moment to look at the resources available from the Center. I can highly recommend them for National Healthcare Decisions Day, and for any other setting where the topic is Advance Directives and Advance Care Planning.