Health and Wellness

Hope, Healing and WellBeing

Mary Treacy O'Keefe

Hope, Healing and WellBeing – Writing a Meaningful Healthcare Directive with Anne Denny

Anne Denny, the author of My Voice, My Choice: A Practical Guide for Writing a Meaningful Health Directive, shares information that is invaluable for anyone who wants to make their end of life plans or help a family member do so. She wants to change how people prepare for the end of life. Anne begins by discussing her personal experience of having a mother live with Alzheimer’s Disease for 20 years. The experience of having family members not agree upon her care motivated Anne to create web-based tools to prepare for the end of life. She shares information from her book about including what a healthcare directive is, why it’s important to create one and what needs to be included in a thorough healthcare directive. Her book also includes specific tools for writing the directive. For more information, please visit