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Why is talking about your end of life wishes important?

If talking is so important, why is it so hard?

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If talking is so important, why is it so hard?

Facing end of life is difficult and most people do not want to think about it, much less talk about it. These are the questions you need to think about and talk about, they may not be the easiest questions to answer and discuss but it requires the time for honest discussion, reflection and planning.

  • How do you feel about choices and care around the end of life?
  • What do you want?
  • What are you worried about?
  • Who will make your decisions for you if you are unable?

Taking Steps
Taking the necessary steps to further learn and decide what are the best options and choices you should make about your advance directives.

Step 1: Introduce the conversation
Step 2: Explore personal beliefs and choices
Step 3: Define end-of-life wishes
Step 4: Document wishes

Conversation Triggers
Choosing the appropriate time and place to discuss the topic is essential to have a serious talk about advance directives.

  • Family gatherings – holidays, funerals
  • Death of friend or colleague
  • Newspaper & Magazine articles
  • Movies, Books, TV
  • Sermons
  • Financial planning
  • Medical checkups

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