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UT Nursing: Digital Stories Could Help Dying Patients Communicate

Before she died, Theresa and Raphael’s mother created a video message to comfort her children, remind them of her everlasting love, and assure them that everything is as it should be.

Though her story is not real, it is the type of message a person dying of HIV/AIDS may want to leave behind.

It is one of four digital stories created as a UT College of Nursing pilot research project. The goal is to create a tool that can help persons with HIV/AIDS communicate their end-of-life and advanced care planning wishes.

Read more and view some of the video stories at tntoday.utk.edu.