Terry Schiavo's legacy for us

Tragically, Terri Schiavo had not prepared for this event — and event which could happen to all of us  —  by discussing her wishes and completing and distributing to all loved ones advance directives, that is, a living will and a health care power of attorney……

The author, Martha L. Henderson, MSN, DMin, is a retired faculty member of the University of North Carolina Schools of Nursing and Medicine and the UNC Program on Aging. She is a geriatric nurse practitioner and ordained minister. In her forthcoming book, The Gift of Life: Living Your Journey to the Fullest, Henderson invites us to live “in the light of death, and not in its shadow.”

April 2005 Issue

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