One of my dear friends, Daryl Isenberg has thought up another way to record your advance directive decisions. Literally. She will record them.
She can walk you through 30 minutes of advance directive training and then a 30 minute digital camcorder interview that can be stored on DVD.
She says "This on-camera record of your end-of-life care wishes will inform and empower the person you trust to speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself. It can put to rest difference of opinion among well-meaning family and physicians. This recording can [also] open the discussion you continue to have with significant people in your life."
Daryl studies survivorship in life-threatening illness support groups and holds a PhD in counseling psychology from Northwestern University.
I met Daryl when she was first considering an assisted living residence for her mother Sylvia. I eventually got to know Sylvia better when her mom moved into the community where I worked. She is dearly missed by all of us. Daryl is a caring, helpful and warm person. The kind of person I am glad to have as a friend.
To learn more please feel free to contact me personally via email, (click on the "me") and I will put you in touch with her.