Death and Dying http://wuwm.com en Film Asks 'How Would You Like to Live At the End of Your Life?' http://wuwm.com/post/film-asks-how-would-you-live-end-your-life-0 <p></p><p>Death is universal, but so is the seeming reluctance to talk about it &ndash; but why?</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:02:40 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 15052 at http://wuwm.com Film Asks 'How Would You Like to Live At the End of Your Life?' Grieving Mom Honors Late Daughter with 'Legacy Letters' http://wuwm.com/post/grieving-mom-honors-late-daughter-legacy-letters <p>A few years ago on the show, <a href="http://wuwm.com/post/how-write-letter-your-life" target="_blank">we spoke with </a>Shorewood writer <a href="http://www.leahdobkin.com" target="_blank">Leah Dobkin</a> about a new business she was launching called "Legacy Letters." Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:14 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 13057 at http://wuwm.com Grieving Mom Honors Late Daughter with 'Legacy Letters' How to Write the Letter of Your Life http://wuwm.com/post/how-write-letter-your-life <p>There's a saying about death and one's possessions that goes "You can't take it with you." Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:48:46 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 11957 at http://wuwm.com How to Write the Letter of Your Life Book Offers Lessons for Life from the Dying http://wuwm.com/post/book-offers-lessons-life-dying <p>Last year, Lake Effect broadcast a series of conversations about <a href="http://www.wuwm.com/term/death-and-dying" target="_blank">death and dying</a> in the modern world. It turns out, for most of us in the United States – where death often happens away from home – we tend to shy away from talking about the inevitable. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 23:17:51 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 6009 at http://wuwm.com Book Offers Lessons for Life from the Dying Film Asks 'How Would You Like to Live At the End of Your Life?' http://wuwm.com/post/film-asks-how-would-you-live-end-your-life <p>Right about this time two years ago, the night before the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV, several hundred people in Oconomowoc were definitely not talking about football. They had just seen the documentary "<a href="http://www.considertheconversation.org/" target="_blank">Consider the Conversation</a>," which tackles a fairly taboo subject in our culture: dying. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:51:38 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 1524 at http://wuwm.com Film Asks 'How Would You Like to Live At the End of Your Life?' Conversation Project Facilitates Conversations About End-of-Life Choices http://wuwm.com/post/conversation-project-facilitates-conversations-about-end-life-choices <p></p><p>For the past two weeks, we've been running a series on issues related to death and dying. These are topics we as a society generally don't like to talk about, but as Lake Effect producer Stephanie Lecci found out, conversations about end-of-life care have a big impact on the stress that people and their caregivers face as they approach death. Figuring out what kind of end-of-life care you want and communicating those wishes, however, are difficult conversations to have with loved ones and doctors.<br><br> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 19:58:03 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 1881 at http://wuwm.com Conversation Project Facilitates Conversations About End-of-Life Choices Milwaukee Woman Shares Her Life - and End-of-Life - Story http://wuwm.com/post/milwaukee-woman-shares-her-life-and-end-life-story <p>All this week and last, producer Stephanie Lecci has brought us a series on the different aspects surrounding death and dying in the 21st century. We’ve heard about ethical issues, caregiver stress, talking about death with children, and the palliative care movement. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:12:34 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 1890 at http://wuwm.com Milwaukee Woman Shares Her Life - and End-of-Life - Story Know Your Dying Loved Ones Values and Wishes http://wuwm.com/post/know-your-dying-loved-ones-values-and-wishes <p>Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci will conclude her series Friday on death and dying in the 21st century. She joined WUWM's Bob Bach during Morning Edition, to discuss the reasons she addressed the subject and what the series uncovered.<br> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:05:14 +0000 Bob Bach 1883 at http://wuwm.com Know Your Dying Loved Ones Values and Wishes Hospice Volunteer Reflects on 'Special Time' at End of Life http://wuwm.com/post/hospice-volunteer-reflects-special-time-end-life <p>Yesterday on our death and dying in the 21st Century series, we heard about a special group of volunteers who work with the Final Hours Program at <a href="http://horizonhch.org/" target="_blank">Horizon Hospice and Home Care</a>. In patients' homes and in the hospice's inpatient unit in Mequon, these volunteers sit with patients as they approach the last hours of their lives. The volunteers offer support to the patients and their families in what is a very difficult time...but what is the experience like for the volunteers? Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:18:29 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 1891 at http://wuwm.com Hospice Volunteer Reflects on 'Special Time' at End of Life Hospice's Final Hours Program Ensures No Patient Dies Alone http://wuwm.com/post/hospices-final-hours-program-ensures-no-patient-dies-alone-0 <p>Sometimes, despite the best efforts of doctors and the determination of a patient, there's just nothing more to be done to fight against a terminal illness. As we heard yesterday on our death and dying in the 21st century series, palliative care can then offer medical, emotional and even spiritual support as treatment to cure a life-threatening illness transitions into quality-of-life management. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:27:21 +0000 Stephanie Lecci 1895 at http://wuwm.com Hospice's Final Hours Program Ensures No Patient Dies Alone