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Eight Fresh New Reasons for Advance Care Planning

There are thousands of articles and websites promoting the importance and benefits of advance care planning.  So, it was refreshing to see the value of ACP framed in a fresh new way.

Monica Williams-Murphy’s recent blog post gives a “different perspective.” She explains the value of ACP in terms of just how bad things can get.  She calls them “unorthodox reasons.”  Here are just 4 of her 8 reasons.

  1. You don’t want your Aunt Bertha changing your diapers.
  2. The loudest person in your family may not have your best interest in mind. 
  3. I’ll bet you know who you don’t want making decisions for you. 
  4. Grudges can come back to bite you.

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