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Living wills, advanced directives, and pitfalls are tied to Terri's Legacy...

Having this future healthcare conversation is the first step. Once families are clear on the care and decisions a family member has made, the next step is to get those wishes in writing. "When families are aware of a loved ones wishes, it helps, but it is not enough to keep difficult healthcare decisions out of the legal system and out of the media spotlight, as we saw with Terri Schiavo," warns Kenemore. My Life, My Care, My Way allows an individual to get their wishes in writing.............

American Families Avoid This "Talk," Especially During the Holidays, says Aging and Caregiver Expert

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41 posted on 12/11/2007 4:32:51 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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Fred and Terri tar baby dailies...

For any who have not seen this before, we watched the original slip and said, "Uh Ohhh!" The media would not let go of it, Terri being an albatross on their necks more than most would appreciate. Sure enough the MSM glued it to Fred Thompson's candidacy and keeps up the reminders on almost a daily basis ever since. Here is the latest in Time as reported in, uh, well, India, actually preoccupied with the Obama Nation pun of punjab jab...

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10. Republican Fred Thompson (former senator and TV show actor) saying he couldn't remember the details of the legal battle over whether to keep Terry Schiavo alive. Schiavo, who lived in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years after suffering brain damage in Feb 1990, died in March 2005 when her feeding tube was removed after a prolonged legal battle. Some have since maintained that her death constituted "judicial murder".

Print | Mail | Post your comments | Rate this Feature IANS Obama's 'Punjab jab' on Time's list of top 10 gaffes

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42 posted on 12/11/2007 4:54:51 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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