A SURVIVOR'S GUIDE to ROTATOR CUFF SURGERY!Advance Care Planning is not just about life prolonging measures as the end of life approaches. It's really about the process of medical decision making: thinking ahead about what it takes to give informed consent under any medical circumstances and making the most of the time you spend in the health care system. That applies to an elective procedure, emergency medical care and, yes, care choices at the end of life.
Not long ago I had rotator cuff surgery. It wasn't exactly an emergency, but it wasn't elective either because it had to happen. It has been a learning process for me and it occurred to me that others might benefit from my experience. Voila--A SURVIVOR'S GUIDE to ROTATOR CUFF SURGERY! This handy dandy two-page flyer will prepare you for what's ahead, whether you are the patient or the caregiver. And the issues it highlights--decision making, temporary disability, caregiving and pain relief--apply to any medical procedure.
A SURVIVOR'S GUIDE to ROTATOR CUFF SURGERY!
THE D.E.C.I.D.E. GUIDE!Under the new Medicare rule effective January 1, 2016, your primary physician can now be reimbursed to have that Advance Care Planning conversation with you. It could be some of the most 30 or 60 minutes you will ever spend with a doctor, so spend it wisely.
To help you prepare for that patient-physician Advance Care Planning dialogue, to communicate your care preferences to your proxy and loved and to document your advance care plan properly, I have created this free D.E.C.I.D.E. GUIDE. It includes a glossary of Advance Care Planning terms and actions steps for your to follow to practice effective Advance Care Planning.
D.E.C.I.D.E. GUIDE for ADVANCE CARE PLANNING!
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