Radio Interview

The Aging Answers Show on KWRH – 92.9FM with Gina Marsh and Carla Baum: Let’s Have the Conversation – What Is and Why is Advance Care Planning Critical to All of Us?

Advance Care Planning Essentials

  • The Conversation Project – Advance Care Planning resources that help you get started and record end-of-life wishes. Specific resources for health care, faith communities and general community focus are easily available to offer support. These resources include starter kits, videos, blogs, etc.
  • Respecting Choices – Advance Care Planning Certification, resources, videos, training materials for healthcare professionals are available.
  • Gateway End-of-Life Coalition
  • Missouri Bar Association – Advance Directive form and resource book available free of Advance Directive form available in fillable form.
  • American Bar Association on Law and Aging – gives the ability to store your ADs, health information and contacts – can send the Advance Directive to healthcare providers via email -
  • Aging with Dignity – resources to prepare for end-of-life discussions and creator of the Five Wishes Advance Directive form –
  • Growth House, Inc. – offers free access to over 4,000 pages of educational materials about end-of-life care -
  • National Institute on Aging – End-of-Life – provides an overview of the issues and decisions to be made by people caring for someone when end-of-life comes –
  • End-of-Life University – resources for learning, teaching and conversations – Karen Wyatt, MD –

Advance Care Planning Forms and Links

Advance Directive Forms

Advance Directive Links

Advance Care Planning Video and Audio Links

Advance Care Planning Books

  • Being Mortal – Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande, MD
  • Let’s Talk About Death Over Dinner – Michael Hebb, Founder of, An invitation and Guide to Life’s Most Important Conversation
  • Having Your Own Say – Getting the Right Care When It Matters Most – Edited by Bernard Hammes, PhD, Gunderson Health System
  • The Art of Dying Well – A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life – Katy Butler
  • When My  Times Comes - Diane Rehm - Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End
  • A Beginner's Guide to the End - BJ Miller - Pull back the curtain on some of the unknowns surrounding death and dying
  • Finish Strong - Barbara Coombs Lee - Putting YOUR Priorities First at Life's End
  • On Grief & Grieving - Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. & David Kessler
  • Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms - Who and What you See Before You Die - David Kessler

Meaningful Life. One Life. One Decision. One Story.

Carla S. Baum
Advocate for End-of-Life Conversations
Founder and Principal, Meaningful Life | Facebook Page