Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper

Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper

by Barry K. Baines, James K. Larson
     
 

A comprehensive, step-by-step resource, Ethical Wills gently guides us through the process of creating what can be one of the most valuable and cherished documents we leave behind. Clarifying and communicating the meaning of our lives for those who will survive us, an ethical will helps us reflect on and share our life's experience. Those who want to be remembered

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A comprehensive, step-by-step resource, Ethical Wills gently guides us through the process of creating what can be one of the most valuable and cherished documents we leave behind. Clarifying and communicating the meaning of our lives for those who will survive us, an ethical will helps us reflect on and share our life's experience. Those who want to be remembered authentically and for their gifts of heart, mind, and spirit will take satisfaction in knowing that what they value most is "on the record," not to be lost or forgotten. Both a practical and a spiritual tool to use at any stage of life, Ethical Wills helps readers create, preserve, and share this important document with friends and family.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Doctor and hospice director Barry K. Baines guides the dying on taking charge of the emotional legacies they leave behind in Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper. Defining an ethical will as "a vehicle for clarifying and communicating the meaning in our lives to our families and communities," Baines draws on an ancient practice that he has put to use in hospice work with more than 3,000 people as they prepared for death. A benefit to the dying, their loved ones and people not facing an imminent death but wanting to clarify and communicate their experience, ethical wills can be letters, lists, confessions, requests and a host of other kinds of communication. Baines discusses their history, their significance and how to make them, with numerous examples. ( Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738206110
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
01/01/1902
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Barry K. Baines, M.D., is Medical Director of Ucare, Minnesota, and Associate Medical Director of Hospice of the Twin Cities. He is the co-founder and CEO of The Legacy Center, an organization dedicated to preserving stories, values, and meaning for individuals, communities, and organizations. Dr. Baines lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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