This book is a tool for those having to make difficult healthcare decisions at home with no available guidance. It is useful if one's financial situation is such that a family is concerned about not being able to afford some or all of the care being offered. In such situations, this book provides patients, families, and neighbors with suggested options as they gather to explore possible healthcare decisions.
About the Author
M. Margaret McDonnell, RSCJ, founded The Center for Ethics and Advocacy in Illinois in 1995. A Certified Nurse Practitioner in Community Health, she worked in Boston’s neighborhood health centers, providing adult patient care. Later she obtained a Master's degree in Theology with a concentration in Ethics. After spending six years in Corporate Health Care her journey led her to founding The Center for Ethics and Advocacy in Healthcare in a North Chicago suburb. This, her main life’s work, was strong in neighborhood healthcare ethics, focused most commonly on end of life issues.