You Helped Create ‘Living Well’ Murals Across Chicago
We Learned What Living Well Means To You
Mayor Emanuel Helped Start the Conversation in Chicago
‘National Health Care Decisions Day will help the residents of Chicago understand the importance of making their wishes known ahead of time with the hopes that fewer families and health care providers have to struggle with making difficult health care decisions’ — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
To celebrate National Health Care Decisions Week, we hosted the creation of site-specific murals in some of the busiest public spaces across Chicago that inspired you to consider your future health care decisions.
It was the biggest, most high-impact and public National Health Care Decisions Week event ever hosted!
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MEET OUR ARTISTS
During National Health Care Decisions Week, these graphic gurus gave life to your future goals. They painted, drew and designed your preferences for living well.
James R. Thompson Center Atrium
*Live Action Cartoonists
— Their mission is to entertain — and educate! This multi-member team includes Dr. Alex Thomas, a cartoonist, illustrator, and board-certified pediatric allergist, and Gary Ashwal, a health communication specialist, content producer and creative strategist.
Gary and Alex have been collaborating on creative projects since 2002, when they met at Northwestern University. Read more about them at boostershotcomics.com
Northwestern University Feinberg Pavilion
and Sulzer Regional Library
*Nancy McCauley “Downtown Doodles”
— Nancy is a “visual practitioner” with 20 years of experience translating ideas into images. Her experience in project management, change management, group facilitation and training position her to communicate information and ideas in an easy to understand manner. You can view her work at downtowndoodles.com
— Derail is a Chicago-based freelance storyboard/concept artist who enjoys telling stories. You can view his work at artstation.com/dtrainisrelic.
WE’RE LIFE MATTERS MEDIA!
During this week, NO ONE should have opened a newspaper, watched TV or surfed the internet without being confronted with the topic of advance care planning.
Advance care decision-making includes much more than advance directives– it’s a process that should focus first on identifying values and goals and discussing them with loved ones.
We’ve seen first-hand how valuable this movement has become. Here’s some of our previous coverage and expert guidance:
- Review Your Directives on National Health Care Decisions Day by bioethics expert Craig Klugman
- National Health Care Decisions: A Week of Dying in America by bioethics expert Craig Klugman
- National 2014 Event Urges Americans to Plan for the End by LMM president Randi Belisomo for Reuters Health
- End of Life Questions from Catholics Tackled at 2013 National Health Care Decisions Day Symposium by Daniel Gaitan
- Death Denying Culture Unfortunate Result of Medical Innovation by Daniel Gaitan
- The Conversation: We Know We Should Have It, Here’s What It Looks Like by LMM staff