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CommonHealth: Making End Of Life Conversations Easier

Posted on 08/28/2012

RadioBoston: “It’s awful to talk about this stuff, but it’s a good thing to do,” Carey Goldberg of WBUR’s CommonHealth blog told her father, Charlie Ritz.

She was referring to end of life care — questions about who will serve as your health care proxy if you’re incapacitated, whether or not you’ll want family around you when you pass, which aggressive medical procedures to pursue and which to turn away.

“Well, I don’t feel it’s awful to talk about it,” he interjected. “I think it’s healthier. Different times I’ve wanted to go over my instructions and you always say another time.”

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