"As a funeral director, when asked about End-of-Life Care, I stress the importance of having a living will and medical power of attorney."
- Carl Spear
"My patients and family members are very relieved when I talk about the POST form and the concept of their wishes regarding end-of-life-care."
- Dr. Ron Stollings
"Patients truly give their families a gift when they complete appropriate, detailed advance directives."
- Dr. Deborah Cotes
"I feel we are doing a favor for our children because they don’t have to make these decisions."
- Mary Jane Kerns
"I am a huge proponent of preparing for your future. From designating someone to care for your children, to financial and estate wills, to medical powers of attorney, it is important to make sure you have all your wishes documented so they can be honored. It is always better to document your choices early and be assured they are in place whenever you need them."
- John Wilson
"Jack was such a wonderful person and positively impacted so many people in the community. It was really tough when he got sick, but knowing he had advance directives and medical orders in place helped ease the stress. I was very happy to know he was at peace with things and his choices were respected."
- Judi Funk
"End-of-Life Care is an essential part of planning that so many people forget or ignore. It’s not morbid to think about what you want when the end comes—it’s instead a kind and caring thing to do for those who remain after you are gone. It’s one less thing your loved ones will have to deal with when they may already be struggling trying to come to terms with your loss. If they know what you want beforehand it can take away the burden of having make those difficult decisions themselves, unsure if "
- Michelle Klishis
"Advance care planning is near and dear to my heart. I was personally involved in planning with my mother who passed away after a five-year battle with cancer. As a nurse, I have a holistic view of health and wellness and I believe strongly in quality of life. Advance care planning prompts the entire family and support system of a person to think long term about how best to maintain the highest quality of life when nearing the end of life."
- Tara Hulsey, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN