20141002 - End of Life Education - nwherald

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H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
Centegra Hospital – McHenry Chaplain Dena Battaglia (left) discusses advance directives and power of attorney with patient Teresa Guardi of Island Lake before she is discharged on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Hospitals across the nation are putting a renewed focus on end-of-life care, in particular making sure to communicate early and often with patients hospital staff and family members.