End of life conversations are uncomfortable and scary. It is a very emotional time and it is hard to think clearly when death is close. How can you make the right decisions when emotions are at the forefront? Even the smallest decision can feel impossible when medical professionals can’t give exact information.
You might be hearing terms like:
Palliative Care, Hospice, Do Not Resuscitate, Comfort Care, Healthcare Proxy, Living Will, and Power of Attorney.
How well do you understand it all? What does it mean when medical professionals use these terms, and how soon should you be talking to your loved ones about them? Knowledge is power here and it will help you talk to your parents and family members about these delicate issues.
We will clarify terms, determine priorities, and help you feel more comfortable having these discussions.