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Franklin – To bring awareness to the importance of developing advanced directives Franklin VNA & Hospice held an informational session on April 16th, National Healthcare Decisions Day. They met with the public to educate about the importance of advance directives and were available to help in the process of completing them. Advance Directives are documents that put in writing what our wishes are for medical treatment. This conversation is one of the most important and possibly difficult conversations we have with our loved ones where we discuss what our wishes are for medical treatment if we were unable to speak for ourselves.
The discussion was led by Sherry Wilcox, Medical Social Worker for Franklin VNA & Hospice. She has extensive experience working with patients and families and she knows firsthand the importance of letting your wishes be known and getting these decisions in writing. Many times people are entering the final stages of their life and have never had a conversation with their loved ones or physician on what their choices are for life sustaining treatments.
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