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Helping Your Patient Prepare a Will

Helping Your Patient Prepare a Will Helping Your Patient Prepare a Will By Brianna Politzer of the most difficult and important tasks for the PWA is that of estate planning. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that the majority of those infected with the disease are under 40—a group that would not normally be preparing for such issues until much later in life. Through sensitive and intelligent counseling, the health care provider can help initiate the estate planning process while reducing its emotional and practical burdens. Many of those who help PWAs sort out the complex issues of planning a will say that the process actually can be a cleansing experience, one that can sometimes bridge the gap between denial and acceptance of such a tragic, and often unexpected, One A will is not a death certificate or a submission to a deadly disease. It is simply a way to ensure that loved ones and family will be provided for, and that assets will not be distributed to those other than whom the benefactor (the maker of the will) desires. "You aren't making a will because you are feeling sick or because you have AIDS or ARC," writes Mark S. Senak, formerly an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Helping Your Patient Prepare a Will

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (2) – Apr 1, 1989

Helping Your Patient Prepare a Will

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 3 (2) – Apr 1, 1989

Abstract

Helping Your Patient Prepare a Will By Brianna Politzer of the most difficult and important tasks for the PWA is that of estate planning. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that the majority of those infected with the disease are under 40—a group that would not normally be preparing for such issues until much later in life. Through sensitive and intelligent counseling, the health care provider can help initiate the estate planning process while reducing its emotional and practical burdens. Many of those who help PWAs sort out the complex issues of planning a will say that the process actually can be a cleansing experience, one that can sometimes bridge the gap between denial and acceptance of such a tragic, and often unexpected, One A will is not a death certificate or a submission to a deadly disease. It is simply a way to ensure that loved ones and family will be provided for, and that assets will not be distributed to those other than whom the benefactor (the maker of the will) desires. "You aren't making a will because you are feeling sick or because you have AIDS or ARC," writes Mark S. Senak, formerly an

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Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 1989 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
ISSN
0893-5068
eISSN
1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1989.3.40
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Abstract

Helping Your Patient Prepare a Will By Brianna Politzer of the most difficult and important tasks for the PWA is that of estate planning. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that the majority of those infected with the disease are under 40—a group that would not normally be preparing for such issues until much later in life. Through sensitive and intelligent counseling, the health care provider can help initiate the estate planning process while reducing its emotional and practical burdens. Many of those who help PWAs sort out the complex issues of planning a will say that the process actually can be a cleansing experience, one that can sometimes bridge the gap between denial and acceptance of such a tragic, and often unexpected, One A will is not a death certificate or a submission to a deadly disease. It is simply a way to ensure that loved ones and family will be provided for, and that assets will not be distributed to those other than whom the benefactor (the maker of the will) desires. "You aren't making a will because you are feeling sick or because you have AIDS or ARC," writes Mark S. Senak, formerly an

Journal

AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Apr 1, 1989

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