"The coronavirus pandemic highlights how much we need to have conversations about end-of-life care".
"Americans are not good at talking about death. But we need to be prepared for when, not if, illness will strike. The coronavirus is accelerating this need".
"Our collective silence about death, suffering and mortality places a tremendous burden on the people we love, and on the doctors and nurses navigating these conversations. We should not be discussing our loved one’s wishes for the first time when they are in an I.C.U. bed, voiceless and pinned in place by machines and tubes".
This opinion piece is right on when it says that talking about death is really talking about life.
We need to have these conversations now so that we can understand what our values and priorities are, at the end-of-life and also during our life.
Contact Dee Dee to learn more about how to start these discussions with your loved ones.