Pulitzer-prize Winning Columnist Encourages Conversations About End-of-life Care

Posted on 05/24/2013

Winston-Salem Journal: Sooner or later, the time comes when parents and children sit down and have “the talk.” And it has nothing to do with the birds or the bees.

Although it may be a difficult subject for many, the conversation about end-of-life care is critical and essential, Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Ellen Goodman said Thursday.

“We still engage in a kind of conspiracy of silence and denial. Parents are reluctant to worry their adult children. Children are reluctant to bring up the possibility of dying to their parents,” she said.

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