Death Dinners: A Growing Trend?

Now I think I may have heard it all. Yahoo says the Baby Boomers have started holding dinners deliberately to talk about death... Read More...

3 Steps Make Guardianship Unnecessary

University of Pittsburgh law professor Lawrence A. Frolik suggests there are really just three steps needed in order to avoid guardianship (a court’s judgment taking your decision-making authority and giving it to someone else because you are thought no longer able to make reasonable decisions)... Read More...

A Simpler Approach to Creating a Health Care Directive

I recently came across the work of Dr. Atul Gawande (one of those prolific people who make you scratch your head and think, “How come I can’t write books and medical journal articles, teach, speak, and practice surgery?”). While I highly recommend reading his books and articles in places like The New Yorker, he has done those of us who can’t make time for long essays on end-of-life planning a great service by outlining these four questions... Read More...