A recent study revealed shortcomings in communication about end-of-life decisions between patients and physicians. To help patients and their families interested in becoming better communicators about end-of-life decisions. Choice in Dying announced the availability of a new booklet entitled "Questions & Answers: Medical Treatments and Your Advance Directives."
Oriented to the public, the booklet's language is straightforward and direct; medical terminology is carefully and clearly defined. The booklet also can help health care providers teach patients and caregivers how to more comfortably discuss life-sustaining therapies. It describes CPR, ventilators and other common types of life support and comfort care, and features a balanced discussion of associated risks and benefits.
Choice in Dying may be reached by calling (212) 366-5540.