How Can Estate Planners Help Elderly Clients Make Better End-of-Life Decisions

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: University Club of Milwaukee
Speaker: Dr. Sam Harrington

Join us for a conversation on end-of-life decision making for your elderly clients, largely from a medical perspective but also dealing with advance directives. The presentation will tell stories from Sam's experience with his own parents' declines and deaths and examples from more than 30 years of medical practice to illustrate several principles behind choosing a better death at an advanced age. These include creating a vision of where and how death would be most tolerable; understanding one’s disease trajectory and prognosis; communicating with family and friends; and, accepting the inevitable in order to avoid painful yet futile treatments and (if not desirable) prolonged debility. The presentation will also provide insight on the importance of advance directives.

Sam Harrington grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As the son of a local tax and estate attorney, Sam has always understood the importance of end of life planning. Sam has written numerous articles featured in The Washington Post and in Health & Science. Sam is the author of At Peace: Choosing a Good Death after a Long Life. Sam is a frequent speaker on the topic of end of life planning. Sam is an honors graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School. He practiced internal medicine and gastroenterology for more than 30 years in Washington, D.C.  


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Pear & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken

Herbed Orzo, Sauteed Rapini, Champagne Cream Sauce

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