Having an End-of-Life Conversation in the Midst of Life Part 2: Sit Down, Take Action

Posted on 11/28/2012

The Huffington Post: You have introduced the idea of having a family conversation, or a series of conversations, about end-of-life wishes and goals. Mom and Dad are on board, the adult children want to know more, and everyone is ready to take the next steps to ensure wishes are followed. Now what?

This can be difficult emotional terrain, but having the conversation now, at a place and time of your choosing and while your loved ones can speak for themselves, is vastly preferable to trying to interpret goals and wishes when someone is unable to speak, when the family is in crisis, or in a hospital intensive care unit…

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