As with anything in life, the more we practice and engage with the things we are uncomfortable with, the more confidence and peace of mind we gain.
It may seem counterintuitive to explore EOL matters with others, but the more we openly talk about it, bringing it to the surface, the more we get comfortable and realize that EOL is a natural part of the human experience.
Hesitation about doing ACP (advance care planning), because either unwilling or not ready, compounds the fear and anxieties we have about EOL. This fear continues the cycle of avoidance.
When we avoid, we guess at how things might turn out, we leave the decision making to others to guess, and we place the burden of these decisions on others.
Each of these scenarios create a unique crisis when in strained life situations and also can add to the suffering in not getting appropriate care or over-medical care that goes against a person's wishes.
Gain confidence and peace of mind by being proactive, and give the gift of a clear roadmap to those you love.