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It's Time To Talk!

In life we prepare for everything… college, marriage, children, and retirement. Despite the conversations we have for these important milestones, rarely do we have conversations about how we want to be cared for at the end of our lives.

Talking is the single most important thing that you can do to prepare for the death of someone you love. While difficult, the end of life can be amazingly rich. Talking about this time makes a rich ending more likely. Often such conversations are avoided out of an understandable desire to spare each other’s feelings. They need not be.

Your local non-profit Visiting Nurse Associations and Home Health and Hospice agencies have prepared helpful materials and resources to help you start the conversation with your loved ones.

July 12, 2016-July 17, 2016

The Wake Up to Dying Project Traveling Exhibit

The Wake Up to Dying Project aims to shift our cultural perspective on death from fear and avoidance toward acceptance – by inviting people to acknowledge death, be prepared for it, and live more fully for having done so.

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A Daughter's Story of VNA Hospice

A Daughter's Story of VNA Hospice

Debby shares her story of caring for her mother and how hospice helped her and her family.

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A Story of Support with VNA hospice

A Story of Support with VNA hospice

John shares his touching story of caring for his wife in her final months of life with the help of VNA Hospice.

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Who May Die? California Patients and Doctors Wrestle With Assisted Suicide

As the state begins to allow what has come to be known as aid in dying, two patients and two doctors explain how it will affect them and how they are preparing for the changes.

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Much of World Suffers Not From Abuse of Painkillers, but Absence of Them

While the United States struggles with a surge in addiction, an estimated 5.5 billion people live in countries with little or no access to opioid analgesics.

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