Talking about end-of-life care

28 Nov

There’s a national movement for bloggers to convey the message of just dying to readers. This is a topic that hits home for me as I’ve seen people dying, but is usually something we don’t talk about. Basically, the question I want you to ask is
“What do you want us to say if you can’t speak for yourself and need care?”

This brings up a couple related issues, namely
1. Could a loved one correctly describe now how you’d like to be treated in the case of a terminal illness?
2. Have you written a living will, appointed healthcare power of attorney, or an advanced directive?
3. Do you know about Hospice possibility for chronically dying or elderly care?

I hope this message finds you able to bring it up at night when there’s a moment.

For more information:
http://engagewithgrace.org
Globe article about the movement:
11/26: ‘Talking turkey about death’
-Eddie

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