End of Life Decisions and Considerations
As we approach the end of life with our loved ones, we are given both challenges and opportunities.
As advocates, we are challenged with the difficult task of making health care decisions for our loved ones - decisions about quality of life, treatments, how to avoid suffering. And at the same time, we may be given the opportunity to influence the end of life with love and respect, kindness and care. Our bonds can become stronger even as life begins to wind down.
In essence, we are tasked with finding the way to let go with love.
There are many considerations at this time, and each of us brings our own unique set of values and beliefs to this important time of transition.
One of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved one is to gather information, well ahead of time if possible, so that you can avoid making decisions in haste and feel confident in your choices.
We have gathered information here to help you in your own process and to open up the conversation.
Give thought to your preferences, ask questions, and be as prepared as you can.
Letting go is never easy. But striving to give your loved one a “soft landing” is a selfless act of love.
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