Advance planning initiative in Wis. generates 443 discussions

10/29/2013 | Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

Eight groups participating in the first phase of the Wisconsin Medical Society's advance planning initiative Honoring Choices Wisconsin got 443 people to have end-of-life care discussions and 188 to fill out advance directives. Meriter Health Services clinical social worker Lynn Zima said she was surprised so many young adults wanted to have a conversation, while UW Health clinical social worker Daniel Goldman said attitudes about advance care planning varied. "One provider might say, 'Well, that's fantastic.' Another one said, 'I don't see the benefit'," he said.

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