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In this video, Dr. Atul Gawande, Boston surgeon and author of the best selling book "Being Mortal", discusses the importance of focusing on how someone wants to live at the end of their life—not just how to keep them alive.

In this video, Dr. Atul Gawande, Boston surgeon and author, has a remarkable conversation with the widower of Sara Monopoli who was diagnosed with cancer during her pregnancy. This story inspired Dr. Gawande to explore the questions of what really matters in the end.

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4Step iCare Plan

An Individualized End of Life Care Plan

Our 4Step iCare Plan is a simple, 4-step approach that helps patients, families, and healthcare providers navigate through challenging medical decisions.
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The NJ POLST Form

A NJ POLST form will inform your healthcare providers about the types of medical treatment you’d like to receive.
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