Talking with your loved ones openly and honestly, before a medical crisis happens, gives everyone a shared understanding about what matters most to you at the end of life.
Why talking matters
Sharing your wishes for end-of-life care can bring you closer to the people you love. It’s critically important. And, no matter how difficult, you can do it.
Consider the facts:
How to start?
You don’t have to ask and/or answer all the questions at once. One resource is theconversationproject.org where you can find any number of guides to help you with this conversation, including The Starter Kit.
Or, you can simply begin with small steps, introducing the conversation to your loved ones over time to ensure that you understand their wishes and they in turn understand your wishes.