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Friday, October 11, 2013

When There’s No Family

By PAULA SPAN
The New York Times
Originally published September 23, 2013

I rarely write about advance directives and end-of-life discussions without a few readers asking, sometimes plaintively: What if you don’t have a family?

“The presumption is that everyone has someone available, someone most likely younger or in better health, and better able to carry out one’s wishes or make decisions with your guidance,” Cheryl from Westchester commented the last time the subject arose.

But not everyone does.

The entire story is here.
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