Death Over Dinner: Why You Need to Have the Talk About a Living Will

Most of us don’t want to think about end-of-life issues. We believe there will always be plenty of time to consider and execute the very important decisions surrounding these issues.

But then we hear of an elderly cousin in a coma after a car accident, or a 72-year-old neighbor who died from a sudden stroke. Events like these should drive home the point that if you don’t have advanced healthcare directives, the time to think about them is now.

Why? Because you need to understand that these decisions require an ongoing conversation about values, priorities, and what quality of life means to you and your loved ones. And because circumstances change, and advanced planning for end-of-life care is always going to be a work in progress.

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April 23rd, 2016