Category Archives: patients

Palliative Care … What’s the point??

By Victor Montour Day after day as my colleague and I are pounding the pavement going from one community partner to the other and we hear “What is the point of Palliative Care?” I hope today I can shed some … Continue reading

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Contented Dementia

By: Cyndy Luzinski first published 12/22/16, revised 6/1/2017 Dad was a brilliant researcher and fisherman, but he was an even better father.  So, when he shared his concern with me several years ago that his thinking was foggy, I started to … Continue reading

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National Hospital Week

National Hospital Week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. In 1921, U.S. President Warren G. Harding declared the first National Hospital Day. … Continue reading

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Healthcare Proxy‐by‐Statute

In Colorado, no one is given automatic authority in decision making for another adult, and healthcare providers cannot simply make decisions for individuals except in an emergency. “Next of kin,” spouses, adult children, or other relatives are not authorized decision … Continue reading

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How to Select a Healthcare Agent or Proxy

When you decide to pick someone to speak for you in a medical crisis, in case you are not able to speak for yourself, there are several things to think about. Below is a list of suggested items to review … Continue reading

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Medical Durable Power of Attorney (MDPOA)

Please be aware that what follows is just information, not advice. Every situation is different. If you have questions about your particular situation, please speak to an appropriate qualified healthcare or legal professional. More information about advance directive documents and … Continue reading

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Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Directive

♦ A CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) directive allows an individual to direct in advance that no one should administer CPR if the individual’s heart or lungs stop working or malfunction. ♦ CPR directives are almost always used by individuals who are … Continue reading

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