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Please choose from our collection of stories including conversation regarding the importance in completing an advance directive.

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Illness is personal

IHC Team

The fundamental nature of serious illness is not medical – it’s personal.

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Why whole person care matters

Ira Byock, MD

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Portraits of people with serious illness.

IHC Team

Portraits of people with serious illness sharing their loving wisdom, through the lens of renowned photographer Andrew George. These moving images would not have been possible without the help of Dr. Marwa Kilani.

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Senior Scene

Hope Witkowsky

Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers show why completing an advance directive is one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones

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Importance of an Advance Directive

StoryCorps

Mary Kingston, chief executive of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro in Southern California, shares with Michael Jongsma, chief nursing officer, the anguish of honoring her father’s wishes to be removed from a respirator, and why having an advance directive is a profound gift for our loved ones.

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Right, before I die - A Digital Gallery

IHC Team

Portraits of people with serious illness sharing their loving wisdom, through the lens of renowned photographer Andrew George. These moving images would not have been possible without the help of Dr. Marwa Kilani.

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The Growing Season Trailer

IHC Team

Watch the trailer of “The Growing Season”, an upcoming documentary from Evan Briggs about the Intergenerational Learning Center at Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle. The center is an enlightened example of whole person care, where the young and the old experience joy and the wonder of community.

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Be a strong advocate

IHC Team

Strong advocacy – on behalf of yourself and your loved ones – is necessary to ensure the best care possible.

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Doctors are not gods

IHC Team

We need to stay focused on saving and preserving life, but also honoring and celebrating people through the very end of life.

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Relationship dynamics

IHC Team

The four phrases that matter most: Please forgive me. I forgive you. Thank you. I love you.

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