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"The Discussion" End of life decisions

About 60 percent of Americans say that making sure their families are not burdened by tough decisions is “extremely important,” yet 55 percent have still not communicated their end-of-life wishes to their loved ones. “The Conversation” is often avoided in our culture, but when is the right time to have it?  How do we start the discussion?  

Host Kris Kington-Barker talks with Dr. Kevin Parzych of Wilshire Hospice, Marcy Woolpert, of Compass Health, and R.N. Jean Raymond, of Dignity Health about the importance of advance directives -- and why every adult's ability to direct his or her own healthcare has an impact on the delivery of that healthcare.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.