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Archive for Saturday, April 11, 2009

Discussion to address end-of-life decisions

April 11, 2009

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital Connect Care and the Coalition to Honor End-of-Life Choices will provide an interactive discussion from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 16 in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 325 Maine.

A local doctor, nurse, social worker and emergency medical technician will share experiences and information, and answer questions from the audience, as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day.

There is a misperception that only older Americans need to address health care choices related to incapacity. Statistics show that a traumatic brain injury occurs every 23 seconds, most often to persons who are not older adults. Brain injuries, overwhelming infections, Parkinson’s disease and heart failure are just a few of the events that might necessitate someone making health care decisions on your behalf.

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