Advance Directive Comic – Fun Friday

A reader recently emailed us that they were missing our Fun Friday comics. We try to do them as much as we can, but sometimes don’t have a great one to share. However, we aim to please, so we made an extra effort to make sure we had a Fun Friday post for you this week. Thanks for the inspiration and we hope others enjoy this humorous start to the weekend.

Dilbert is always a great place for us to go for great comics. Scott Adams is incredible at what he does. So, here’s one of his comics about advanced directives.

I thought this comic was poignant because I recently had a call with my mom where we started talking about some of these things. I suggested next time I was visiting them that we should get my other siblings together and have the not so fun, but extremely important talk. We’re not getting any younger and I’ve seen how awful it can be when you don’t know someone’s wishes.

To tie the topic back into the blog, I’d love to see advanced directives easily integrated with every EHR software out there. It’s a shame that this isn’t a feature of every EHR and there’s not a great way to share your advanced directives with every EHR. There’s no competitive reason not to share this info between organizations. Not that I’m complaining…

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.