Videos: Courageous Conversations Lesson 2


The Last Chapter - End of Life Decisions

Uploaded on Dec 28, 2010

Individuals battling end-stage disease reflect on how they want to live
their final weeks in The Last Chapter: End of Life Decisions. The one-hour
program examines end-of-life care options and the need for advance directives including a living will,
a medical power of attorney, and a POST form (Physician Orders for Scope
of Treatment). The Last Chapter focuses on empowering individuals in having the last word on how they live at
the end of their lives.

Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life

Published on May 22, 2013

Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.

We’re Doing Dying All Wrong | Ken Hillman | TEDxSydney

Published on Jun 14, 2016

As a world leader in managing the care of very sick people, Ken Hillman’s breakthrough methods of treating critically ill patients have become the gold standard in Australia, the U.S. and Europe. His job is about keeping people alive, but he asks us to question whether that’s always a good thing.

Ken Hillman is Professor of Intensive Care at the University of New South Wales. He graduated from Sydney University and worked at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney before continuing his training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. He was Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Charing Cross Hospital in London, before returning to Australia, where he is an actively practising clinician in intensive care at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney.

He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles as well as writing many chapters and edited several books. Ken has written a book, ‘Vital Signs’, aimed at the lay public on what really happens in intensive care. He is about to publish another one on ageing, dying and death.

A daughter to father heart-to-heart: Tom & Jennifer Brokaw at TEDxStanford

Published on Aug 3, 2012

Tom Brokaw and his daughter, Dr. Jennifer Brokaw, discuss his end of life planning and wishes in this non-scripted, entertaining discussion.

Do you know how you want to die? | Ashley Evdokimo | TEDxUniversityofNevada

Published on Feb 10, 2017

Ashley Evdokimo discusses the importance of Advance Directives and stresses the point of having the conversation earlier rather than later. We have been conditioned to see the end of life as something that isn’t a part of life – and that needs to change. An Advance Directive is a great way to START the conversation about end of life care, and Ashley encourages each and every one of you to STOP waiting to have these conversations.

Ashley Evdokimo is an MBA student at UNR working for St. Mary’s Hospice. She strives to inspire the people around her everyday and has certainly inspired us with her talk on death and dying, Advance Directives and honoring choices. Ashley encourages each and every one of us to have the courage to ask one another – do you know how you want to die?