When it comes to planning for end-of-life health care, the first impulse for many people is to avoid the topic. End of life is something many of us would prefer not to think about. But considering your wishes, and documenting them, is one of the most important things you can do.
That’s partly because we all have a different idea of what constitutes the best amount and type of care, and where we want to receive that care. For example, my idea of a good death is one that is not preceded by too many intensive medical interventions. I am influenced in that decision by my work as a doctor, and by my extensive experience with elder care. Read the full piece here.