End of Life Issues

The Office of the Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has a free publication entitled Life Choices to help residents understand the importance of planning ahead for end of life needs. You can call the Attorney General's office at
573-751-3321 to request it or download it at www.ago.mo.gov

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Caring Conversations is another free workbook to help families with end of life conversations and it includes an advance directive document. You can find it at the Center for Practical Bioethics website: www.practicalbioethics.org

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Another end of life resource is the Five Wishes booklet. It's available for a small cost at Aging with Dignity or call (888) 5-WISHES.

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If you are caring for someone with a life-limiting condition, you might want to know about a free guide from the American Health Lawyers Association that provides an overview of the key legal and practical issues that arise in the care of individuals who face a life-limiting condition. Go to www.healthlawyers.org and click on the "Public Interest" tab to download or read this guide.

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The Funeral Consumers Alliance educates and supports individuals and families in making informed decisions about death-related services, consistent with their values and lifestyles. Click on their current newsletter: