One of the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones may be an advance directive. By detailing your end of life preferences, you make sure a friend or family member doesn’t have to guess what you would have wanted if there comes a time you can’t decide for yourself. In this lesson, Dr. Reed Tuckson explains what an advance directive is, and suggests ways to talk about your end of life preferences with your closest friends and family members.
What You Can Expect from this Course
In this lesson, Dr. Reed Tuckson explains what an advance directive is, and shares strategies for how to talk about your end of life preferences with your closest friends and family members.
Dr. Reed Tuckson
About Your Instructor
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Dr. Reed Tuckson, author of The Doctor in the Mirror, is the former Chief of Medical Affairs for United Health Group and is now the managing director of Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, a non-profit focused on improving health and healthcare throughout America.
Throughout his career, Dr. Tuckson has been recognized as a leader in public health, academic medicine, organized medicine and private sector health organizations. He has committed himself to a vision of “comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and integrated health care.”
He is the President of the American Telemedicine Association. He also serves on a variety of boards including the National Academy of Medicine’s Health Sciences Policy Board, the Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care, the Digital Learning Collaborative, the American Telemedicine Association, Cell Therapeutics Inc., and LifePoint Health. He is on the Board of Trustees of Howard University, and he is the Senior Clinical Advisor to United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings epidemiology reports.