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Hello again, Carolyn and Mikol here. As a nurse and attorney, I can tell you I really had a problem reading about a nurse who refused to give CPR to

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Hello, again Carolyn and Mikol here. We’ve just returned from an exhausting emergency that began with a phone call. When I picked up, the caller identified herself as a nurse

Even if your loved one is in poor health, you still never think of it. No one plans for a sudden passing.  I’ve just had a shocking awakening. Our friend, colleague and

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Before I started in this work, consulting with elders, mediating family disputes, and writing about what I’ve learned, I didn’t have a healthcare directive. Hey, I was in my 50’s,