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Our Mission

Directives by Design offers an innovative healthcare
directive solution to address the needs of patients,
loved ones, healthcare agents, healthcare providers
and healthcare delivery organizations.

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advance care planning product. >>>

Free Resource

Why Healthcare Directives
Matter To You and To
Those You Love 
This guide can be branded with your health system logo and advance care planning program information. Encourage and motivate patients to communicate end-of-life health and personal care preferences with this wonderful resource.


Our Story

Founder Anne Elizabeth Denny brings both professional and life experiences to her mission to change how individuals and families prepare for the end of life. Anne has served as a consultant in information technology in the healthcare industry for sixteen years. And she has been deeply touched by her mother's twenty year journey of living with Alzheimer's disease. The convergence of her professional expertise and the impact of her mother's journey led to the development of Directives by Design.
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Recent Posts

3 Obstacles to a Peaceful Death at Home

Want to die at home? It takes preparation. An older friend recently shared with me the memory of her grandmother’s passing. Her “Nana” passed away in...
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Be Careful What You Ask For

Healthcare directives require careful wording. Simply checking boxes on a form may not serve your best interest. Instead, write thoughtful guidelines that can direct your...
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A Better Use for Selfies: A Video Healthcare Directive

I believe I've found a marvelous new use for the selfie: recording a video healthcare directive. A video recording affords a completely personal—and therefore more...
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