The following videos offer stories relating to end-of-life issues and suggestions regarding what to consider and how to discuss the topic with loved ones.
A modern, thought provoking music video that portrays what can happen when we don’t have the conversation about our wishes. (Mildly graphic hospital scenes.)
California Health Care Foundation – Reflections on End of Life Care: Honoring Wishes
For Raymond Wong, who takes care of his aging mother, the death of his brother left him acutely aware of the need to put his wishes in writing.
California Health Care Foundation – Reflections on End of Life Care: Not a Mindreader
When Maria Stone’s husband became critically ill his reticence to discuss and document what he wanted left decisions in her hands.
California Health Care Foundation – Reflections on End of Life Care: Death a Part of Life
A physician studying to become a chaplain, Dr. LaVera Crawley says the health care industry only markets its successes, making it harder to acknowledge that death is part of life.
TED Talks – Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a Good End of Life
In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.
On Deck at CHCF: Angelo Volandes on Advance Care Planning
Dr. Volandes describes how educational videos can help patients decide treatment goals, discuss wishes with their doctor and family, and ultimately receive the type of care they want.
Compassion and Support – 5 Easy Steps for Advance Care Planning
Five Easy Steps instructions interwoven with real patients and families to help viewers understand the role of each part of the advance care planning process.
Better Health Channel – Advance Care Plans – Have the Conversation
Help the person you choose as your substitute decision maker feel more comfortable making decisions on your behalf by having the conversation and writing down your wishes.
Prepare for Your Care – A Program to Help You Make Decisions
The PREPARE website is designed to help people and their loved ones prepare for medical decision making.