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“The Big Sick” Offers Big Lessons About Health Care Proxies

April 17, 2018 11:38 am Published by Nina T. Dow

April 16 is National Healthcare Decision Day, kicking off a week of awareness for advanced health care planning. There’s no better time to execute a health care proxy, if you don’t yet have one. I’ve just followed my own advice and taken this important step. You can see the proof in the picture.

Why bother to have a health care proxy? Consider the case of Emily and Kumail in the popular 2017 film, The Big Sick, a comedy based on a true story, which includes a scene about a health care proxy that is anything but funny.

Emily, a graduate student played by Zoe Kazan, falls seriously ill while away from home, on the heels ...