What modern medicine can do and should do aren't always the same thing. The space between can and should is known as The Fog Zone, and it's full of hard decisions for everyone involved. This book helps you consider and navigate those decisions before, during, and after a medical event.
Using personal experience and relatable stories, Deborah Day Laxson guides you through advance care plans, health care agents, and other key preparations. The thoughtful framework of this book empowers you to define and document your own unique values and priorities and then discuss them with your loved ones, health care agent, and medical professionals.
Understand your options, communicate your wishes, and burn away the fog.
Deborah Day Laxson is the award-winning author of The Gray Zone: When Life Support No Longer Supports Life and the founder of The Health Care Agent Literacy Project. By sharing her experiences as an average person navigating complex medical events, Deborah gently brings the reader along on their own journey into shared medical decisions during difficult times. She is passionate about preparing health care agents for their roles prior to their loved one's medical event. Deborah is a partner, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who lives near St. Cloud, Minnesota.