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December 01, 2013

Radio News Release: Discuss Your Dying Wishes Now

(Note: The pdf for the issue in which this article appears is available for download: BIFOCAL Vol. 35, Issue 2.)

This Radio News Release was distributed Dec. 20. Aired by an estimated 1,969 radio stations, it reached an estimated audience of 8.4 million listeners.

ABA President James R. Silkenat urges families to discuss advance care planning or end-of-life care choices around the kitchen table – before loved ones are too sick or injured to speak for themselves.

Knowing the answers to questions like, “What’s more important—the length of life or the quality of life?” brings peace of mind to the dying as well as those who carry out the dying wishes.

The American Bar Association has developed tools to help you start the conversation.  

  • To review the resources available, go to  
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