Thank you to Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Thanks to Jefferson-Madison Regional Library for their continued support of the Central Virginia Advance Directives Collaborative and National Healthcare Decisions Day. JMRL displayed materials about advance care planning for National Healthcare Decisions Day, and we appreciate all their work in supporting our efforts to increase awareness of the importance of advance care planning.

Advance Medical Directive Hits the Spot

By Dr. Samuel D. Caughron, MD – Charlottesville Wellness Center Family Practice MDVIP Sometimes you just hit the right thing at the right time. My focus in medicine has been to help people reach their goals. X was a wonderful 82-year-old male with multiple medical problems that I followed regularly. He lived with his sonContinue reading “Advance Medical Directive Hits the Spot”

As coronavirus spreads, more people thinking about end-of-life directives 

NBCNews – Many are considering medical instructions, guardianship designations and other legal contingency plans. Even though Jayne Marlink has gone through cancer, a mastectomy, a hysterectomy and several other serious health scares over the last decade, she never felt the urgency to put together an advance health directive advising her son what to do inContinue reading “As coronavirus spreads, more people thinking about end-of-life directives “

An advance directive can bring peace of mind

Do you have an advance directive? Do you even know what one is? You’re not alone. A 2014 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that out of 7,900 people surveyed, only 26 percent had an advance directive. Nationwide, it’s estimated that only one out of six Americans say they’ve had advanceContinue reading “An advance directive can bring peace of mind”