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Five Wishes

Programs for Healthcare and Workplace

Five Wishes is an easy-to-use legal document that helps you express your wishes ahead of a serious illness. In addition to medical and legal issues, Five Wishes deals with matters of comfort and maintaining dignity, as well as the many personal, family and spiritual concerns people say matter most. It is the most popular advance directive in America (more than 35 million copies), and is available in 29 languages.

What started as a grassroots effort has since grown into a national initiative to train the next generation of clinicians, including doctors, nurses and social workers. In partnership with educational institutions and national and regional health systems, the program has trained more than 7,000 clinicians on how to better use advance care planning to help their patients. The Five Wishes at Work program has helped organizations of all sizes offer advance care planning as a low-cost employee benefit for workers with elder-caregiving responsibilities.

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