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Dialed In: Helping Veterans Take Control of Their Health Care

Dialed In, a podcast series from the VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care, is designed to help Veterans and their families as they face difficult ethical decisions about health care. 

 advance care planningWhat's An Advance Directive, and Why Should I Complete  One? (6:35) Why it's a good idea to fill out an advance  directive, and what you might want to think about before  you do.

 man looking upChoosing A Health Care Agent (5:36) What makes a good health care agent, and some questions to ask before choosing one.


 health care agentI’ve Been Chosen as A Health Care Agent – Now What? (4:50) How to fulfill the role of health care agent, and some decisions you might have to make.  


 Veteran and familyInformed Consent Empowers Veterans  (4:47) How your VA health care team makes sure you have the information you need to make the best decisions about your health care.


 older male VeteranSetting Health Care Goals When You Have A Serious Illness (5:56) How to make sure you get the health care that’s right for you when you are dealing with a serious health problem. 




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