One of the most productive ways to help patients as they approach the end of life is to encourage them to have a conversation with their loved ones about their preferences for treatment and end-of-life wishes.
Although these conversations may seem awkward at first, they often bring family members closer together. Talking about death is deeply personal; sharing beliefs and desires with those closest to you produces a more intimate relationship. It takes courage to have these conversations. It is important to have this conversation with your physician as well.
Contact a Volunteer
If you have questions, would like to discuss advance care planning further, or need help preparing your advance directives, please contact us. A volunteer will follow up with you to find out how we can assist.